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Community Engagement

Our Commitment to Consultation

Consulting the public, business community and other stakeholders including the community and voluntary sector, is a key part of the Authority’s approach to policy development, performance planning and service delivery.

Consultation and engagement work is overseen by the Fire and Rescue Authority, through the Stakeholder Planning Board.

In addition to more traditional ways of consultation, the Authority is developing greater use of cost-effective online communication methods with the aim of keeping people informed about and engaged with the work of South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue.

Fire Authority meetings are webcast live and members of the public can watch and submit comments during the meetings.

We take a broad and inclusive approach to public consultation by maintaining a South Yorkshire database of community groups and networks. This enables us to disseminate information to communities of interest and neighbourhoods, by working with established and trusted groups.