1 July 2022
Interim Chief Fire & Rescue Officer Andy Hearn, Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) said:
“We welcome the commissioning by Minister Swann of the independent inspection of NIFRS led by HM Chief Inspector of the Scottish Fire & Rescue Service Robert Scott.
“It provides a timely opportunity to examine the challenges facing NIFRS. Taking stock of our foundations as a vital public service, will help us ensure that they are fit for purpose now and into the future.
“We want to provide an even more efficient and effective fire and rescue service for the people of Northern Ireland, whilst ensuring we support the needs of all of our staff who go above and beyond every day in keeping people safe.”
“We thank the Department of Health for the investment in this review. It’s an investment in our future and the future of public safety in Northern Ireland.”