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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.

We are reviewing requests made under the Freedom of Information Act to determine what incident data is frequently requested such as, animal rescues, bariatric assists and automatic fire alarms. We will then publish serveral of these datasets (expected Summer 2017). 

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

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service publishes 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 for Information

If  you can not find the information you are seeking on our website, then you can request it through a formal Freedom of Information request.

Please note that in the interest of national security North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service do not publish or provide call signs.

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. 

Requesting a Fire Report

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service do release incident reports to members of the public who can demonstrate residence or ownership of a property or the solicitors, insurance companies and loss adjusters who are acting on behalf of the owner/occupier of an affected property which has been recorded within the relevant incident record. Information can also be provided to someone acting on behalf of an individual who has been recorded on the incident record as being injured as a result of the incident.

To request an incident report, you may email or write to us at the above address.


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