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About the Risk and Resource Model

The Risk and Resource Model sets out the risk in our county and city and how we will deploy our resources to address and reduce that risk.

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What is a Risk and Resource Model?

The Risk and Resource Model sets out the risk in our county and city and how we will deploy our resources to address and reduce that risk. It will ensure that our firefighters and staff are in the right place at the right time to deliver the right and most appropriate service, with the right equipment and skills in the best possible way.

Throughout these pages we will refer to the Risk and Resource Model as the RRM.


Risk is a combination of the likelihood and consequences of emergency incidents, whether they be fires, water rescue, road traffic collisions or other emergency rescue situations.


Resources are our people, stations, fire engines and equipment.
We last consulted people about how we use our resources in 2015 to help develop our current RRM, which is in place until September 2022.

Our aim

Our aim is to provide a range of prevention, protection, response and resilience services in the most effective and efficient way to keep our communities safe. We need to deploy our resources in a way which best addresses and reduces the risks in our area.

The proposals in this document are based on our extensive assessment of risk across North Yorkshire and the City of York outlined in our Community Risk Profile.

Our intention is to enhance and expand the work we do to prevent emergency incidents from happening in the first place, in your homes, places of work and your communities.

We intend to modernise and invest in our On-call service model to ensure it is sustainable and fit for the future. Our intention is to release funds by 2025 to invest in the way we recruit, pay and contract our On-call firefighters to improve the availability of On-call fire engines, especially during the day.

Consulting on the RRM

We are setting out seven proposals on which we want to hear your views.

These have been developed by North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service and recommended to the Commissioner by the Chief Fire Officer to take forward to consultation.

All of the proposals are subject to consultation and we want to fully engage with our communities and workforce in the development of the RRM, so it can be finalised with your views taken into account.

Our public consultation will be open for your feedback from 23 May to 14 August 2022. Please have your say by completing our survey at:

A consultation summary report and final Risk and Resource Model will be presented to the Commissioner’s Executive Board in September 2022 for adoption. Following this we will publish the final document.