Fire and Rescue Governance

In 2017 the Government passed legislation (the Policing & Crime Act) allowing Police and Crime Commissioners to take on fire and rescue governance responsibilities, subject to Home Secretary approval.

Here you will find information on the work of Police, Fire and Crime Commissioners (PFCC), including details of their duties, up to date news, publications and responses to key issues affecting the fire and rescue sector.

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To date several PCCs have taken on fire and rescue governance responsibilities including:

Julia Mulligan

North Yorkshire

Stephen Mold

Northamptonshire

Matthew Ellis

Staffordshire

 

Directly elected PFCCs are responsible for setting fire and rescue priorities; appointing and holding the Chief Fire Officer to account on behalf of the public; setting the budget and other duties.

News

Police, Fire and Crime Commissioners meet to share progress around fire governance, including: consultation on fire and rescue plans; recruitment; and forthcoming meetings.
19/02/2019
APCCs member, Julia Mulligan, has joined a new national Fire Standards Board to serve as a national representative of Police, Fire and Crime Commissioners.
17/01/2019
Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex, Roger Hirst, talks about one year on from taking over Essex Fire and Rescue Service
01/10/2018

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