South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue
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Our Aim

Our prevention work over the last 15 years has helped to reduce accidental house fires to historically low levels. But in common with most other Fire & Rescue Services nationally, recent years have seen a slight increase in fatal accidents.

We are committed to making South Yorkshire Safer & Stronger and have a duty to promote fire safety, particularly to those who are the most vulnerable or experience barriers in accessing our services, but we know we cannot tackle fire safety issues alone.

Analysis of each incident has found common factors involved in almost of all our recent fire deaths, such as hoarding, social isolation, and substance misuse and mental health problems. For reasons such as these, many house fire victims were already known to at least one other agency. Sadly in most cases South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue were not.

Most of these deaths could have been prevented but we need your help.

The best way to help us, help those most at risk is to sign up to become a Safer South Yorkshire Referral Partner.

The Safer South Yorkshire Referral Scheme aims to improve how the fire service and local organisations work together to effectively identify and reduce hazards for people most at risk.

This content was last updated on April 24th, 2024