|Chief Fire Officer
|Putting Shropshire's Safety First
|Facilities and equipment
The Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service is the statutory fire and rescue service covering Shropshire, including Telford and Wrekin, in the West Midlands region of England.
Shropshire's Fire and Rescue Service is provided by 512 full-time and retained firefighters based at 23 fire stations around the county. They currently deploy 46 operational vehicles and a number of specialist appliances.
Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service is governed by elected Council representatives from Shropshire's two unitary councils, Shropshire Council and Telford and Wrekin Council. Together these representatives make up the Shropshire and Wrekin Fire Authority, chaired by an elected councillor.
Day-to-day operational control of the service is vested in a chief fire officer, Rod Hammerton.
Within the organisation the chief fire officer has full responsibility for the service and also manages finance and resources.
The remainder of executive duties fall to the senior management team, consisting of and assistant chief fire officer with responsibility for service delivery and an assistant chief fire officer with responsibility for corporate services.
Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service has achieved consistently high marks in external audits carried out by the Audit Commission.
Every fire and rescue service in England and Wales is periodically subjected to a statutory inspection by His Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS). The inspections investigate how well the service performs in each of three areas. On a scale of outstanding, good, requires improvement and inadequate, Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service was rated as follows:
|How effective is the fire and rescue service at keeping people safe and secure from fire and other risks?
|How efficient is the fire and rescue service at keeping people safe and secure from fire and other risks?
|How well does the fire and rescue service look after its people?