Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service

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Publication Scheme

Although information in each class is generally published, some documents will occasionally be exempt by law. Such information may be deleted from those documents before publication. While the cost for the majority of requests is free this depends on the amount of information requested and the time taken to retrieve it.

Who we are and what we do?


Subject area: Organisational information
Department responsible: Strategy and Member Development
How to request information: In writing or e-mail
Cost: FREE
Format: Hardcopy/Digital/Website



Subject area: Structure and membership of Authority
Department responsible: People and Organisational Development
How to request information: Link to Organisational Chart
Cost: FREE
Format: Hardcopy/Digital/Website



Subject area: Locations and Contact Information - locations of fire stations, admin offices and fire service contact details
Department responsible: Service Headquarters Reception
How to request information: Click here for station information or call recption on 0151 296 4000 for other details
Cost: FREE
Format: Hardcopy/Digital/Website



Subject area: Constitutional and Legal governance, general outline of responsibilities of the Fire Service
Department responsible: Strategy and Member Development, Operational Planning and Resilience
How to request information: In writing or e-mail
Cost: FREE
Format: Hardcopy/Digital/Website



Subject area: Recruitment
Department responsible: People and Organisational Development
How to request information: Recruitment Charter
Cost: FREE
Format: Hardcopy/Digital/Website


What we spend how we spend it


Subject area: Payments to suppliers >£500
Department responsible: Finance
How to request information: In writing or e-mail
Cost: FREE (Additional information subject to FOI protocols)
Format: Hardcopy/Digital/Website



Subject area: Staffing, pay and conditions
Department responsible: Pay and Pensions, People and Organisational Development
How to request information: In writing or email
Cost: FREE
Format: Hardcopy/Digital/Website



Subject area: Financial control of; expenditure, Budgets, Income, Investment, Scheme, Budget Planning, Budget monitoring, Financial Review, Final accounts
Department responsible: Finance
How to request information: MF&RS Finances
Cost: FREE
Format: Hardcopy/Digital/Website



Subject area: Members allowance CIPFA Fire Stations Institute of Public Finance (national fire related statistics)
Department responsible: Strategy and Member Development, Finance and Knowledge and Information Management Department
How to request information: In writing or e-mail
Cost: FREE
Format: Hardcopy/Digital/Website


What our priorities are and how we are doing


Subject area: Strategy and Performance, plans, assessments, inspections and reviews
Department responsible: Strategy Knowledge and Information Management
How to request information: In writing or e-mail
Cost: FREE
Format: Hardcopy/Digital/Website



Subject area: Response times, deaths from fire
Department responsible: Strategy and Member Development and Knowledge and Information Management
How to request information: In writing or e-mail
Cost: FREE
Format: Hardcopy/Digital/Website



Subject area: Comprehensive Performance Assessment (CPA), Best Value, Service Plan
Department responsible: All Departments
How to request information: CPA Link
Service Plan Link
Cost: FREE
Format: Hardcopy/Digital/Website



Subject area: Her Majesty's Fire Service Inspectorate (HMI) Inspections
Department responsible: All Departments
How to request information: In writing or e-mail
Cost: FREE
Format: Hardcopy/Digital/Website



Subject area: District Audit reports, HMI Best value statistics (best value and other national fire statistics for all fire brigades, Performance and Service delivery, Promotion of high standards
Department responsible: Strategy and Member Development, Legal and democratic Services
How to request information: Link to Home Page
Cost: FREE
Format: Hardcopy/Digital/Website



Subject area: IRMP
Department responsible: All Departments
How to request information: Link to IRMP details
Cost: FREE
Format: Hardcopy/Digital/Website


How we make decisions


Subject area: Policy proposals and decisions. Decision making processes, internal criteria and procedures, consultants
Department responsible: All Departments
How to request information: In writing or e-mail
Cost: FREE
Format: Hardcopy/Digital/Website



Subject area: Industrial relations -Equal Opportunities - Early Retirement
Department responsible: People and Organisational Development
How to request information: In writing or e-mail
Cost: FREE
Format: Hardcopy/Digital/Website



Subject area: Disciplinary tribunal - Monitoring code of Conduct
Department responsible: Time & Resource Management
How to request information:
Cost: FREE
Format: Hardcopy/Digital/Website



Subject area: Shortlist and interview candidates for posts of Chief Fire Officer, Deputy Chief Fire Officer and other senior officers
Department responsible: Legal & Democratic Services
How to request information:
Cost: FREE
Format: Hardcopy/Digital/Website



Subject area: Reports & Minutes of meetings of Merseyside Fire & Civil Defence Authority (except exempt reports)
Department responsible: All Departments
How to request information: Link to Reports and Minutes 2008-09
Cost: FREE
Format: Hardcopy/Digital/Website


Our Policies and Procedures


Subject area: Current written protocols for delivering our functions and responsibilities
Department responsible: Strategy and member Development
How to request information: In writing or e-mail
Cost: FREE
Format: Hardcopy/Digital/Website



Subject area: Information sharing protocols
Department responsible: Knowledge and Information Management
How to request information: In writing or e-mail
Cost: FREE
Format: Hardcopy/Digital/Website



Subject area: Standard Operating Procedures
Department responsible: Operational Planning and Resilience
How to request information: In writing or e-mail
Cost: FREE
Format: Hardcopy/Digital/Website



Subject area: Development, Promotion and delivery of Community Fire Safety - emergency planning function
Department responsible: Community Safety
How to request information: Link to Home Page
Cost: FREE
Format: Hardcopy/Digital/Website



Subject area: Conditions of Service disputes, Conditions of Service grievances
Department responsible: People and Organisational Development
How to request information: In writing or e-mail
Cost: FREE
Format: Hardcopy/Digital/Website



Subject area: Disciplinary and grievance appeals, Appeals against dismissal
Department responsible: Time and Resource Management
How to request information: In writing or e-mail
Cost: FREE
Format: Hardcopy/Digital/Website



Subject area: Firefighters, pension scheme cases
Department responsible: Pay and Pensions
How to request information: In writing or e-mail
Cost: FREE
Format: Hardcopy/Digital/Website



Subject area: Fire Safety Legislation
Department responsible: Community Safety
How to request information: In writing or e-mail
Cost: FREE
Format: Hardcopy/Digital/Website



Subject area: Conditions of Service, Equal Opportunities
Department responsible: People and Organisational Development
How to request information: In writing or e-mail
Cost: FREE
Format: Hardcopy/Digital/Website



Subject area: Absence and sickness procedures
Department responsible: Time and Resource Management
How to request information: In writing or e-mail
Cost: FREE
Format: Hardcopy/Digital/Website



Subject area: Health and Safety
Department responsible: Health and Safety
How to request information: In writing or e-mail
Cost: FREE
Format: Hardcopy/Digital/Website



Subject area: Freedom of Information, Environmental Regulations
Department responsible: Knowledge and Information Management
How to request information: Link to Access to Information
Cost: FREE
Format: Hardcopy/Digital/Website



Subject area:
Department responsible:
How to request information: In writing or e-mail
Cost: FREE
Format: Hardcopy/Digital/Website


Lists and Registers


Subject area: Information held in registers required by law and other lists and registers relating to the functions of the authority. Licensing, Registration and Certificate Issue ( in compliance with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and the Explosives and Petroleum Legislation, Fire Safety Inspections, Home Fire Safety Check, Vehicle Fleet lists
Department responsible: Community Safety and Corporate Communications
How to request information: In writing or e-mail
Cost: FREE
Format: Hardcopy/Digital/Website


The Services We Offer


Subject area: Advice and Guidance, booklets and leaflets, transactions and media releases. A description of the services offered.
Department responsible: All departments
How to request information: In writing or e-mail
Cost: FREE
Format: Hardcopy/Digital/Website



Subject area: Fire Data Reports (FDR1)
Department responsible: Strategic Planning
How to request information: In writing, e-mail or website
Cost: £144
Format: Hardcopy/Digital/Website



Subject area: Health Promotions
Department responsible: Occupational health
How to request information: In writing or e-mail
Cost: FREE
Format: Hardcopy/Digital/Website



Subject area: Health and Safety
Department responsible: Health and safety Department
How to request information: In writing or e-mail
Cost: FREE
Format: Hardcopy/Digital/Website



Subject area: Recruitment
Department responsible: People and Organisational Development
How to request information: Link to Recruitment Charter
Cost: FREE
Format: Hardcopy/Digital/Website



Subject area: Community Safety; Home, Schools, Children, Arson, Commercial. Community Safety (seasonal), After Fire Care
Department responsible: Community Safety
How to request information: Link to Community Fire Stations
Cost: FREE
Format: Hardcopy/Digital/Website



Subject area: Press Releases, Press Enquiries, Newsletters, Appliance Photographs, Equipment photographs
Department responsible: Corporate Communications
How to request information: In writin, e-mail or website
Cost: FREE
Format: Hardcopy/Digital/Website



Subject area: Environmental Energy efficiency
Department responsible: Service Support
How to request information: Link to Access to Information
Cost: FREE
Format: Hardcopy/Digital/Website



Subject area: All Special Leave requests - Rep Body Public Duties Overtimes etc
Department responsible: Time and Resource Management
How to request information: In writing or e-mail
Cost: FREE
Format: Hardcopy/Digital/Website


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