South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue
South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue logo.svg
Operational area
CountryEngland
CountySouth Yorkshire
Agency overview
Chief Fire OfficerAlex Johnson
Facilities and equipment
Stations21
Website
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South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue is the statutory fire and rescue service for the area of South Yorkshire, England. The service covers the areas of Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield.[1] In 2020, Alex Johnson was appointed its Chief Fire Officer.[2]

Chief Fire Officer Alex Johnson
Chief Fire Officer Alex Johnson

Performance

In 2018/2019, every fire and rescue service in England and Wales was subjected to a statutory inspection by His Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HIMCFRS). The inspection investigated how well the service performs in each of three areas. On a scale of outstanding, good, requires improvement and inadequate, South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service was rated as follows:[3]

HMICFRS Inspection South Yorkshire 2018/19
Area Rating Description
Effectiveness Good How effective is the fire and rescue service at keeping people safe and secure from fire and other risks?
Efficiency Good How efficient is the fire and rescue service at keeping people safe and secure from fire and other risks?
People Good How well does the fire and rescue service look after its people?

Fire stations

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue officer fighting a fire at a reclamation yard in July 2013
South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue officer fighting a fire at a reclamation yard in July 2013
An aerial appliance at a fire
An aerial appliance at a fire

Currently the service operates 21 fire stations across the county, which are staffed on a wholetime basis, wholetime and day-crewed, wholetime and retained, or retained-only. with the remaining four staffed by on-call retained firefighters.[1] The stations are grouped into four districts: Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield.[1]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c "Integrated Risk Management Plan 2021 to 2024". South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue. Retrieved 4 April 2021.
  2. ^ Mills, Alex (15 November 2019). "Alex Johnson appointed South Yorkshire's Chief Fire Officer". South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue. Retrieved 12 March 2020.
  3. ^ "South Yorkshire 2018/19". Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HIMCFRS). 17 December 2019. Retrieved 22 November 2021.