South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue
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Our priorities and how we are doing

Strategic Plan, business plan, aims and objectives

We publish information that explain our priorities and how we are working to achieve them.

  • Our Story: the organisation’s vision for the future
  • Integrated Risk Management Plan
  • South Yorkshire Police and South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue: Our Strategic Intention
  • Our Community Fire Risk Model

Reports indicating service provision, performance assessments, operational assessment reports

We publish information of how we analyse our performance to identify areas where we can improve the services we provide to strive for excellence

  • Statement of Annual Assurance and Annual report
  • Annual and Quarterly Corporate Performance reports
  • Our Performance Measures – sets out the Services key priorities for each year

Our Risk Management Strategy 2020 explains arrangements to ensure compliance to minimise risks around health and safety, financial loss and reputation.

The Service will be publishing a new Integrated Risk Management Plan later this year.

Other internal assessments

Freedom of Information statistics

Complaints and Compliments statistics

Reports by external inspectors


Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) carried out its first annual assessment in 2018/19, examining the Service’s effectiveness, efficiency and how well it looks after its people. It is designed to give the public information about how their local fire and rescue service is performing in several important areas, in a way that is comparable with other services across England. The Service achieved good across the 3 areas.

External Audit Letters, ISA260 and Annual Reports to review financial procedures and statement of accounts

Internal Audit Charter and Annual Reports

Joint Strategies

Collaboration is a property area within the Service and is managed by the Deputy Chief Fire Officer and progress is reported to collaboration boards, Corporate Management Board and the Fire and Rescue Authority. The Strategic Plan provides an overview of the key drivers and aims of this collaboration.

SYFR collaborates formally through its local and regional programme with the following three key work streams.

Collaboration programme with South Yorkshire Police managed by specific collaborative governance with membership and decision-making from South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue, South Yorkshire Police, the Fire and Rescue Authority and the Police and Crime Commissioner, incorporating:

  • Joint community safety and fleet departments
  • Joint management posts in the above departments and across the Estates and Facilities Management team
  • More efficient and effective delivery of services to our shared communities.

Collaboration programme with regional Fire and Rescue Services managed through the regional Yorkshire and the Humber Operational Resilience Group (YHORG) Board. Membership of this board from the Fire and Rescue services is Humberside, North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and South Yorkshire. Below are the current, key collaborations and the board regularly review and progresses collaborations within the services

  • A project to enable the sharing and co-procurement of specialist fire vehicles
  • Gold command resilience
  • Joint command and support packs and training, with the aim to co-procure the same command support software and hardware.

Co-locations with Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) managed by the SYFR property team and progressed through SYFR and Fire and Rescue Authority governance as required, including:

  • Two service co-locations in place, with a handful of fire stations with Yorkshire Ambulance Service presence
  • A continued dialogue with YAS to progress other co-location opportunities, as well as to explore how to smaller scale collaboration activities.

Statistical information

The Home Office collects detailed information from Fire and Rescue Services which are published as fire statistics data tables on the website and include:

  • Incidents attended
  • Dwelling fires attended
  • Deliberate fires attended
  • Fatalities and casualties
  • Cause of fire
  • Smoke alarms
  • Temporary and seasonal
  • Non fire incidents
  • Response times
  • Workforce and workforce diversity
  • Fire prevention and protection
  • Fire pensions
  • Other – population, accidents, fire stations and appliances

This content was last updated on October 14th, 2020