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|Chief Fire Officer||Callum Faint|
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Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service is the fire and rescue service which serves the ceremonial counties of Leicestershire and Rutland in England. The service's headquarters are in Birstall, on the outskirts of Leicester.
The Leicestershire and Rutland Fire Brigade and the separate City of Leicester Fire Brigade were created in 1948 by the Fire Services Act 1947. In 1974 the City of Leicester brigade was merged with the Leicestershire and Rutland brigade to form the present fire service.
Since Rutland and the City of Leicester became unitary authorities in the 1990s, the fire authority which administers the service is a joint-board made up of representatives from Leicester City Council, Leicestershire County Council and Rutland County Council.
In 2018/2019, every fire and rescue service in England and Wales was subjected to a statutory inspection by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HIMCFRS). The inspection investigated how well the service performs in each of three areas. On a scale of outstanding, good, requires improvement and inadequate, Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service was rated as follows:
|Effectiveness||Requires Improvement||How effective is the fire and rescue service at keeping people safe and secure from fire and other risks?|
|Efficiency||Requires Improvement||How efficient is the fire and rescue service at keeping people safe and secure from fire and other risks?|
|People||Requires Improvement||How well does the fire and rescue service look after its people?|
LFRS operates 20 fire stations that are crewed on a combination of duty systems: