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):
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
Phoning: 01609 780150
or by 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.
National fire statistics can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/fire-statistics-great-britain