Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 provides public access to information held by public authorities.

Environmental Information Regulations

Certain information is available under the Environmental Information Regulations. These regulations support the Freedom of Information Act and provide and expand the right of access in respect of environmental information.

The Publication Scheme

Under Freedom of Information legislation we are required to provide a Publication Scheme. Our website acts as our publication scheme, the following should assist you in finding the information you are looking for.

Re-Use of Public Sector Information

Most documents supplied in response to a Freedom of Information request will be subject to copyright protection. You are free to use these documents for your own information. However, any other re-use, for example commercial publication, will require the permission of the copyright holder. If you wish to re-use other materials, you will need to obtain permission from the person or organisation that produced them.


Please note that in the interest of National Security (S24), Cleveland Fire Brigade no longer provides the following vehicle fleet data:

  • Vehicle registration number plates
  • Vehicle call signs

Fees / Time Limit


  • Prescribed Costs
  • Disbursements
  • Appropriate Limit (no charge is made if the time spent, is less then 18.5 hours)
  • Allowed maximum £450

Time Limit

  • 20 working days
  • Clock stopped between issue of a Fees Notice and fee being paid
  • Clock may be stopped to enable the Public Interest to be assessed

If Information Not Supplied

  • Applicant can use the Internal Complaints Procedure
  • Applicant can complain directly to the Information Commissioner
  • Commissioner can issue Information Notice, Decision Notice or Enforcement Notice

How to request information

1. Write to –

Freedom of Information Officer
Cleveland Fire Brigade Headquarters
Training and Administration Hub
Endeavour House
Queens Meadow Business Park
TS25 5TH

Quoting your Name and Full Address or email for reply, including the information or documents you would like access to.

2. Email

Further Information