Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service

Our Mission: Safer Stronger Communities - Safe Effective Firefighters.

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.

Contact Details - Corporate Information Sharing Officer, email - foiteam@merseyfire.gov.uk, Tel - 0151 296 4479/4474

Who we are and what we do?


Subject area: Organisational information
Department responsible: Legal, Procurement & Democratic Services
How to request information: In writing or via e-mail
Cost: FREE
Format: Hardcopy/Digital/Website



Subject area: Structure and membership of the Authority
Department responsible: Legal, Procurement & Democratic Services
How to request information: Link to Fire Authority
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: Link to station information or call reception 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: Legal, Procurement & Democratic Services, Operational Preparedness
How to request information: In writing or via 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 via e-mail
Cost: FREE (Additional information subject to FOI protocols)
Format: Hardcopy/Digital/Website



Subject area: Staffing, pay and conditions
Department responsible: Finance, People and Organisational Development
How to request information: In writing or via 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: Link to MFRS Finances
Cost: FREE
Format: Hardcopy/Digital/Website



Subject area: Members Allowance
Department responsible: Legal, Procurement & Democratic Services, Finance and Strategy and Performance Department
How to request information: In writing or via e-mail
Cost: FREE
Format: Hardcopy/Digital/Website


What our priorities are and how we are doing


Subject area: Operational Assessment, Inspections & Reviews, Statement of Assurance
Department responsible: Strategy and Performance
How to request information: Link to Service Delivery Plan
Cost: FREE
Format: Hardcopy/Digital/Website



Subject area: Response times
Department responsible: Strategy and Performance
How to request information: In writing or via e-mail
Cost: FREE
Format: Hardcopy/Digital/Website



Subject area: Audit reports, performance statistics, performance and service delivery
Department responsible: Legal, Procurement & Democratic Services
How to request information: In writing or via e-mail
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 via 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 via e-mail
Cost: FREE
Format: Hardcopy/Digital/Website



Subject area: Disciplinary tribunal - Monitoring code of Conduct
Department responsible: People and Organisational Development
How to request information: In writing or via e-mail
Cost: FREE
Format: Hardcopy/Digital/Website



Subject area: Reports & Minutes of Meetings of Merseyside Fire & Rescue Authority (except exempt reports)
Department responsible: All Departments
How to request information: Link to Fire Authority
Cost: FREE
Format: Hardcopy/Digital/Website


Our Policies and Procedures


Subject area: Current written protocols for delivering our functions and responsibilities
Department responsible: Legal, Procurement & Democratic Services
How to request information: In writing or via e-mail
Cost: FREE
Format: Hardcopy/Digital/Website



Subject area: Information sharing protocols
Department responsible: Strategy & Performance
How to request information: In writing or via e-mail
Cost: FREE
Format: Hardcopy/Digital/Website



Subject area: Development, Promotion and Delivery of Community Risk Management
Department responsible: Community Risk Management
How to request information: In writing or via e-mail
Cost: FREE
Format: Hardcopy/Digital/Website



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



Subject area: Conditions of Service, Equality & Diversity
Department responsible: Strategy & Performance
How to request information: In writing or via 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 via 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 via e-mail
Cost: FREE
Format: Hardcopy/Digital/Website



Subject area: Freedom of Information, Environmental Regulations, Data Protection, Local Transparency Data
Department responsible: Strategy & Performance
How to request information: Link to Access to Information
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).
Department responsible: Community Risk Management
How to request information: In writing or via e-mail
Cost: FREE
Format: Hardcopy/Digital/Website


The Services We Offer


Subject area: Incident Reports
Department responsible: Strategy & Performance
How to request information: In writing, via e-mail or the MFRS website
Cost: £148.00
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, After Fire Care
Department responsible: Community Risk Management
How to request information: Link to Community Fire Stations
Cost: FREE
Format: Hardcopy/Digital/Website



Subject area: Press Releases, Newsletters, Appliance Photographs, Equipment photographs
Department responsible: Strategy & Performance
How to request information: In writing, via e-mail or the MFRS website
Cost: FREE
Format: Hardcopy/Digital/Website



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