Our performance

We set high standards for our performance because we’re committed to delivering the best service for our communities.

HMICFRS Inspection

In 2019, Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service was graded as Good by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate for Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS).

The Good grading was achieved for all three areas of inspection:

  • Effectiveness – our emergency response and services we provide to the public
  • Efficiency – how we manage our finances and how efficient we are
  • People – our culture, training and how we treat our people

HMICFRS stated in its summary:

“Overall, we commend Tyne and Wear FRS for its performance. This provides a good foundation for improvement in the year ahead.”

For details of the independent inspection and its findings, read the full inspection report on the HMICFRS website.

Statement of Assurance and Annual Report

Our Statement of Assurance and Annual Report shows how we performed last year, how much money we spent and how we spent it:

Statement of Assurance and Annual Report 2018-19 (PDF: 6MB)

Equality, diversity and inclusion

Annual equality data and gender pay gap

The Annual Equality Data Report includes information on our employees and the communities in our area.

It helps us to identify equality priorities and prevent discrimination.

The Gender Pay Gap Report shows the differences between average pay for men and women.

The two reports were combined for the first time in 2020. Read it in full:

Annual Equality Data and Gender Pay Gap Report 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 (PDF: 1MB)

Earlier Annual Equality Data Reports

Previous Gender Pay Gap Reports

Fire safety

Our fire safety work helps businesses to comply with legislation so that the buildings where people work and visit are as protected as possible and offer a safe means of escape if a fire does start.

Fire safety activities are targeted at premises that we believe present the greatest risk to the community. It’s important to us that the way we enforce the law supports our community, businesses and the Government’s expectations.

Fire Safety Performance Report 2018-19 (PDF: 475KB)

Fire Safety Performance Report 2017-18 (PDF: 375KB)

Contact us to request earlier performance reports.