Fire and rescue

Our comparative profiles use the latest CIPFAstats and Home Office data, bringing it into simple and easy to read charts that collectively build up a detailed view of how your fire and rescue service compares to others.

Order your 2016 Profiles now!

The CIPFAstats Fire and Rescue Service Comparative Profiles were first launched in 2013 in response to requests from fire and rescue authorities from around the UK.  The first year saw great interest in the profiles and they have now been updated with CIPFAStats and Home Office data for 2016.

Our comparative profiles enable you to examine how your service costs and performance compare to your peers, providing key decision-makers with a quick, inexpensive way to engage with the most recent CIPFAstats data to support evidence based decision-making.

What do we look at?

The profiles look at the following key aspects of fire and rescue service provision:

  • fire stations and appliances
  • costs of running the fire and rescue service
  • sources of funding and income
  • levels of staffing and turnover
  • return of incidents and injuries sustained
  • service response times, and
  • fire safety audits and inspections.

What are the benefits?

There are a number of benefits from signing up:

  • professional reports from a trusted source
  • no additional work required as they draw on data returns already made
  • it will help you to understand your services better
  • spotting potential areas for savings and improvement
  • identifying authorities who are performing well
  • saving time and money on analysing the data yourself
  • evidence for performance assessments
  • understanding your figures better before finalising your next CIPFAstats return, and 
  • getting involved and help us develop the profiles to be even better.

What do I get by ordering?

In November you will be provided with a Fire and rescue service profile pack, tailored to your individual authority and containing three sets of profiles, which compare your authority to:

  • your designated 'fire family' group
  • all fire authorities in your region
  • all fire authorities across the UK.

In addition, you will receive an interactive Excel tool to enable you to analyse the data further and export charts for your own reports. You will also be able to request an additional profile compared with any selection of authorities at no additional charge.

For examples of what you will receive, check out our sample report below.

How to order

Our Fire and rescue service profile pack for 2016 is available for £950 + VAT.

Profiles for years going back to 2013 are also still available and you can order online by following this link.

Contact us

If you have any queries please email E:

Example Fire Profile 2014

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