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Online Public Meeting – 22 June 2023 – NYFRS – Prevent

The focus of this month’s meeting

2:30-4:00pm – North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

  • Prevent – How effective and efficient are the service in preventing fires and other emergencies?

This meeting will focus on:

  • A look at the latest performance data in areas of public interest and a report on complaints made against North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.
  • An in-depth discussion on a key theme of public concern identified in line with the fire and rescue priorities.
  • An opportunity for Commissioner Zoë to raise issues that matter to the public for discission with Chief Officers.
  • An update on the progress made against the latest independent inspection by His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services to provide Commissioner Zoë and the public with evidence of improvements.
  • A dedicated question and answer time for Commissioner Zoë to ask the Chief and senior leadership team the questions submitted by members of the public.


  • Zoë Metcalfe – Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner
  • Jonathan Dyson – Chief Fire Officer, NYFRS
  • Mat Walker – Deputy Chief Fire Officer, NYFRS
  • Simon Dennis – Chief Executive Officer, Office of the PFCC
  • Jenni Newberry – Assistant Commissioner, Office of the PFCC
  • Amanda Wilkinson– Director for Public Trust and Confidence, Office of the PFCC
  • Tamara Pattinson – Director for Delivery and Assurance, Office of the PFCC
  • Damian Henderson- Area Manager and Director of Service Improvement & Assurance, NYFRS
  • Tom Hirst – Director of Capabilities.
  • Vicky Coe – Head of Early Intervention and Prevention
  • Adam Farrow – Watch Manager Prevention


  • Performance update
    Damian Henderson, Director of Service Improvement and Assurance
  • Thematic on Prevention
    Tom Hirst,  Director of Capabilities
    Vicky Coe, Head of Early Intervention and Prevention
    Adam Farrow, Watch Manager Prevention
  • Inspection Update
    Damian Henderson, Director of Service Improvement and Assurance


Time Item
14:30 Introductions
Minutes of previous meetings
14:35 Performance update
14:50 Main presentation
15:10 Spotlight questions
15:30 Inspection update
15:45 Public questions
16:00 Meeting ends

Meeting papers

Public questions

To ask your question

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  • To ask a question during the live broadcast, post your question on Twitter using #NYscrutiny
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