Fire & Rescue inspection

Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service welcomed Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Service (HMICFRS) as it underwent an inspection as part of a national assessment. This page features information about the inspection.

Here you will find the results of Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service inspections.

Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service operates as part of Northumberland County Council and has 15 community fire stations (excluding Holy Island garage).

You can find out more about your local fire stations here.

Northumberland Fire and Rescue Improvement Plan
Please click on the links below to view the documents in relation to fire and rescue inspections:
Assessments by HMICFRS are designed for the public to see how each fire and rescue service is performing. The assessment looks at Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service’s performance in relation to other fire services across the UK.

The inspection programme includes an assessment of:
  • Effectiveness:
    • including prevention, protection, resilience, and response
  • Efficiency:
    • including how well the fire service provides value for money, allocates resources to match risk, and collaborates with the police and ambulance services
  • How well does the service look after people?
    • including how well it promotes its values and culture, trains its staff and ensures they have the necessary skills, ensures fairness and diversity in the workforce, and develops leadership and service capability

Matt Reavill explains the inspection process

Watch service liason lead explain how the inspection focuses on the service provided to the public by looking into our effectiveness, efficiency and people.

Please click here for more information about the inspection process.


Contact us

For any queries, please contact Northumberland Fire and Rescue's Internal HMI Team at

Please click on the links below to see our regular HMI updates: