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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Records management and personal data policies
Charging regimes and policies
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
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
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