The Service assesses its performance against each of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire Authority’s Safety Plan priorities through a range of performance metrics, with comparisons made against previous years and to national trends.
The Service uses performance reporting and data analysis to assess our effectiveness, efficiency, and financial position; and to inform decisions we make and where we target our resources.
Our performance measures help us find areas for improvement, as well as identify successes and good practice to be shared, where applicable, across public services and the fire sector.
We publish our performance reports every six months (a mid-year report in December, covering the period 1 April to 30 September; and an annual report in June, covering the period 1 April to 31 March).
There were 20,394 incidents in 2022/23, down 4% from 2021/22 and 8% less than in 2018/19. However, owing to the extremely hot summer we saw significant increases in the number of fires.
The infographic above displays the following summary from our latest performance report:
His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) published its latest inspection findings on Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service in January 2023. The Service’s initial response was outlined in March 2023 to the Fire Authority’s Standards & Governance Committee who will receive updates on subsequent progress against the areas for improvement in the report.
For information on the findings from HMICFRS’s previous inspection of Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service’s response to Covid-19, please see the Inspectorate’s (January 2021) report.