Your Fire Authority
What is the Fire and Rescue Authority?
Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Authority is constituted under the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004. The Fire and Rescue Authority comprises 25 Elected Members, 19 from Worcestershire and 6 from Herefordshire which is a unitary Authority. Worcestershire comprises six district Councils.
What do they do?
Our Fire Authority Members are responsible for setting the budget, approving plans, policies and strategies and determining how the Service is run. They meet 4 times a year with an annual meeting held in June. The Chairman and Vice-Chairman are appointed at the annual meeting as well as determining the Committee Membership. The Chief Fire Officer and Chief Executive reports to the Fire Authority. The Fire Authority Members sit on the following Committees: Audit, Appointments, Policy & Resources and Standards.
Agendas, Papers, Reports and Minutes
Hereford & Worcester
Fire and Rescue Authority Crest
Links to other FRA sections
A maximum of 15 minutes is set aside at the beginning of each meeting of the Fire & Rescue Authority for answering public questions.
Members receive certain allowances in recognition of their various duties and can also claim allowances in respect of travel and subsistence.
Annual Governance Statement
The Statement is part of the assurances that surround the overall arrangements for corporate governance.
Code of Corporate Governance
The Code of Corporate Governance is a document that describes the system by which the Authority directs and controls its functions and relates to its communities.
Code of Conduct
The Code of Conduct sets out the standards of behaviour expected of Members whenever they conduct the business of the Authority and when they act as a representative of the Authority. Every Member has signed an undertaking to observe the Authority's Code of Conduct.
Scheme of Delegation to Officers
The Authority has delegated some of its functions and powers to certain Officers to undertake on its behalf. These functions and powers are set out in the Scheme of Delegation.