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Her Majesty's Fire Service Inspectorate

Who We Are

Her Majesty's Fire Service Inspectorate in Scotland (HMFSI) is led by Martyn Emberson QFSM, Chief Inspector of  the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.

There are two Assistant Inspectors, who are appointed by Ministers, and a small inspection support team.

What We Do

The role and purpose of Her Majesty's Fire Service Inspectorate in Scotland is defined by the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005, which was substantially amended by the Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 on 1 April 2013.

The Fire Service Inspectorate in Scotland is independent of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and the Scottish Government. It exists to provide independent, risk based and proportionate professional inspection of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.

Our values are Integrity, Objectivity and Fairness.

The Inspectorate also provides independent, professional advice to Scottish Ministers, and the Chief Inspector has certain functions in relation to non-domestic fire safety.