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What we do

Saving lives through prevention, protection and emergency response

what_we_doTraditionally, fire services were regarded as providing emergency response to fires and other incidents. Our remit is now much wider, covering the full spectrum of emergencies but also involving a huge commitment to community safety and prevention work, including the enforcement of fire safety legislation.

Our services to the community are split into three categories:

Emergency response

We provide an emergency response service to fire and other emergencies, including road traffic collisions, chemical spillages and flooding. Although not a legal duty, the service will respond to any potentially life threatening incident at the time of call.

Prevention

We provide advice, education and community safety initiatives to reduce the incidences of fires, road traffic accidents and other life threatening hazards.

This includes services such as:

Road Safety

We also play an active role in the 95 Alive Road Safety Partnership, aiming to reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured on our roads.

Fire Protection

We enforce fire safety legislation and provide statutory and non-statutory consultation concerning fire safety in buildings and workplaces. This work combines with our prevention activities to create a safer environment for all, whether at work, play or in the home.

 

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    Male released from car after RTC at Barlow near Selby
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    RTC two males released - Harrogate
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    House fire - Crayke, Easingwold
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