Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service announced today that they have published details of their finances inline with the new transparency recommendations from Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Eric Pickles MP.
This makes Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service the first fire service in the country to do this.
Chairman of the Fire and Rescue Authority, Cllr Len Bloomer added, ‘We are fully committed to openness and transparency in all that we do and believe that we should respond to the Government’s wishes and make available as much information as we can as soon as possible. We will now publish details of all of our invoices paid, which total more than £500, on a monthly basis.’
Chief Fire Officer/Chief Executive Peter Dartford said, ‘We owe the people of Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire a great debt for the way they support their fire and rescue service on an ongoing basis. With this in mind, we are keen to make sure we give them all the information that we can to allow them to help us move forward.’
The information can be accessed in the About Us section of the Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service website, under “Our Finances.”