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Publication Scheme

A guide to our information

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service aim to provide as much information about us as possible in line with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. This website acts as our publication scheme and this guide should assist you in finding the information you are looking for quickly and easily.

Our Access to information Policy describes West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service’s approach to making information available to the public and details our commitment to sharing information and to making it available to anyone who is interested in it.

The information that we routinely publish can be grouped under the following categories:

Our Published Information

Who we are and what we do

In this section you will find information about how the Authority and Service are structured, our locations and key contacts.

Structure of the Authority


Staff structure of the Authority


Contact Information


Geographical area of operation

The link below allows you to click on a district and then to access a local station by clicking on the station name on the menu down the left hand side


General outline of responsibilities


Relationship with other authorities and organisations

What we spend and how we spend it

Here you will find financial information relating to projected and actual income and expenditure, procurement, contracts and financial audit.

Summary of revenue budget estimates and capital expenditure plans


Annual Statement of Accounts


Financial Audit Reports


Staff pay and grading structure


Expenses paid to or incurred by members of the authority and senior officers


Procurement procedures


List of contracts and value

Payments to external bodies and suppliers above £500 are now published quarterly and can be viewed by clicking on the link below:


Internal Financial Regulations and Delegated Authority

What are our priorities and how we are doing

This section contains our strategies and plans, performance indicators, audits, inspections and reviews.

Strategic Plan, Business Plan, Aims and Objectives


Reports indicating Service Provision, Performance Assessments and Operational Assessment Reports


Reports by External Inspectors


Joint Strategies

Our policies and procedures

A comprehensive guide to our current written protocols, policies and procedures for delivering our services and responsibilities is contained in this section.

Policies and procedures for the conduct of Authority business

Policies and procedures for the provision of services

In this section you will find links to the policies and procedures that are in place to guide the day-to-day activities of the service and affect the manner in which services are provided. These policies and procedures are grouped by the operational departments or functions that have responsibility for them and can be found by clicking on the department name below, unless otherwise stated.

Policies and procedures about the employment of staff

This section includes policies and procedures relating to the employment of staff and includes topics such as equality, recruitment, discipline, grievance and health and safety. Details regarding our current vacancies can also be accessed here.


Customer Service

Records management and personal data policies


Charging regimes and policies

Lists and registers

Here you will find details on the lists and registers that we maintain that are open to the public.

Asset Lists and Information Asset Register


Registers open to public inspection


Register of members’ interests

An individual link to each Members’ Register of Interests is contained with their profile and can be accessed by the link below.


Register of gifts and hospitality

The services we offer

In this section you will find information about the services we offer, including leaflets, guidance and newsletters

Information about the provision of the Authority’s services


Regulatory responsibilities and procedures


Leaflets and explanatory booklets


Media Releases


How we make decisions

Information regarding our decision making process and the recording of those decisions can be found in this section.

Schedule of meetings open to the public


Agendas and approved minutes of the authority and Authority sub-committees


Background papers for meetings open to the public


Fact and Analyses of facts used for decision making


Public Consultations