- Click below to watch a video report by ITV News Anglia's Stuart Leithes on Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service
Two of our region's fire services have been told they must improve to keep the public safe.
A Government report says Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service doesn't have enough fire engines and is "inadequate" when it comes to responding to emergencies.
Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Service also ranked it inadequate for staff shortages with a high number of unfilled posts due to the recent financial instability of Northamptonshire County Council.
The report highlighted the 'financial straightjacket' that has been hampering the service.
Northamptonshire wasn't the only fire service to come under criticism.
Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service has also been warned it's not good enough and needs to improve by inspectors.
Norfolk was found to be good at responding to emergencies and making the organisation more affordable but was told it needs to improve how it prevents fires and the way it uses resources.
The report also highlighted the issue of bullying at Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service- with 17% of the 195 respondents reporting that they felt bullied or harassed. 15% reported feeling discriminated against at work in the last 12 months.
Bosses and county council leaders said they were "disappointed" with some of the report findings but pledged to improve the service.
- Click below to watch a video report by ITV News Anglia's Malcolm Robertson on Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service...