South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is in the southernmost county in the Yorkshire and the Humber region. It serves the four metropolitan boroughs of Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield. South Yorkshire is twice as densely populated as the England average. The service serves a population of approximately 1.29 million.
The service is governed by the South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Authority, which is made up of 12 locally elected councillors.
The service has 21 fire stations.
For over 160 years, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary has independently assessed and reported on the efficiency and effectiveness of police forces and policing, in the public interest.
In summer 2017, HMIC (now HMICFRS) took on inspections of England’s fire & rescue services, assessing and reporting on their efficiency, effectiveness and leadership.