Arson attacks fall

ARSON attacks in Norfolk have fallen by eight per cent in the last year a report revealed this week.The figures were highlighted in an assessment of the county's Fire Service carried out by the Audit Commission.

ARSON attacks in Norfolk have fallen by eight per cent in the last year a report revealed this week.

The figures were highlighted in an assessment of the county's Fire Service carried out by the Audit Commission.

The number of fires and fire related injuries has also reduced in the last 12 months.

Fire crews were judged to be responding well to incidents and working well with other emergency services.

Good arrangements are also in place for the high number of calls received.

Improvements were found to be required in the use of money and other resources and ensuring the workforce represents the wider community.

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Chief fire officer Elliott said: "There is plenty to be positive about in the Audit Commission's report and also a number of areas where the Commission believes there is room for improvement, which we welcome.

“We were already aware of the main issues identified in the report and they were already being addressed."