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19 April, 2023

Commissioner Zoë responds to positive revisit from His Majesty’s Inspector regarding North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

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Commissioner Zoë responds to positive revisit from His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services regarding North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Commenting on the positive update from His Majesty’s Inspector, Commissioner Zoë said:

“I am very pleased that His Majesty’s Inspector has recognised the dedicated work that North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service has undertaken, at pace, to make improvements in relation to the causes of concern.

“I am committed and remain confident that our Fire and Rescue Service will become exemplary as it continues its journey to transform and modernise, with a robust action plan and commitment from the Chief Fire Officer.

“To demonstrate how I will monitor further improvements, today I have published an assurance framework on my website which details the ways in which I hold the Chief Fire Officer to account for the delivery of fire and rescue services and progress made against the Inspectorate’s report.”

“I also want to regularly hear from members of the public to understand the level of trust and confidence they have in their fire and rescue service here in North Yorkshire and York and so encourage them to complete this short survey:

Chief Fire Officer Jonathan Dyson said:

“In January I told the Service and the public; since being appointed as Chief Fire Officer I was, and remain, committed to delivering improvements. I’ve dedicated time, people and resources to do so, and it’s great that the commitment to drive forward change and improve our Service for our staff and communities has been recognised by HMICFRS.

“We are striving to become an efficient and effective Service, including through our collaboration with enable.

“We’ve made progress and will continue to do so. I appreciate the enormous effort from individual and teams supporting our Service improvement and thank them all for their continued support and commitment.”