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Freedom of Information

Freedom of Information Requests

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 gives the public a wide-ranging right to see all kinds of information held by the Government and public authorities.

Section 19 of the Freedom of Information Act obliges every public authority to adopt an approved Publication Scheme. The intention of a Publication Scheme is to require authorities to make certain kinds of information routinely available to the public. We have adopted the Information Commissioner’s Office Publication Scheme, which is available here.

As an example the Publication Scheme includes (click on link to see information):

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service publishes a selection of responses to requests made to us under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, these can be viewed on the FOI Disclosure Log.

Links to Statistics Published Elsewhere

Making a Request

If  you can not find the information you are seeking on our website, or if you are requesting a copy of a Fire Report, then you can still access it through a formal Freedom of Information request.

All FOI requests must be made in writing. If you wish to make a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act (FOI) you can do so by:

Writing to the following address;

Central Administration Office
North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service Headquarters
Thurston Road
North Yorkshire
Phoning: 01609 780150


completing the online FOI Request Form.

You can find out more about Freedom of Information at Policies and Procedures.

Our retention schedule is available here.

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