Cheshire Fire Authority
The Fire Authority is the publicly accountable body which manages the fire and rescue service on behalf of the communities of Cheshire, Halton and Warrington.
|Coronavirus and Fire Authority Meetings
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Fire Authority and Committee meetings are now taking place remotely.
These meetings are open to the public and will be live streamed via Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service’s YouTube channel - Fire Authority Meetings (opens in new window)
The intention is to stream video and audio. However, if video is thought to be causing problems with the quality of the stream we will switch to audio only.
If you require any assistance accessing a live stream of the meeting, please contact a member of Democratic Services on 01606 868858 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members of the Fire Authority
Information about Councillors / Cheshire Fire Authority Members.
The role of Cheshire Fire Authority
The Authority's role is to:
set the Annual Budget
agree the staff, vehicle and other resources needed to deliver an efficient service
approve the Service's plans, policies and strategies
approve the composition of the Committees, Sub-Committees, Advisory Groups and Task Groups of the Authority.
Information about the Fire Authority Committees and their structures
The Fire Authority and Local Authorities
The Fire Authority is made up of 23 elected Members appointed by Cheshire West and Chester (8), Cheshire East (8), Halton Borough Council (3) and Warrington Borough Council (4). The current political composition of the Authority is Conservative (7), Labour (13), Independent (2) and Liberal Democrat (1).
The Authority is a separate legal body, with the power to set council tax and to set its own policies and procedures, without seeking the approval of these local councils. The Fire Authority covers the four unitary areas of Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester, Halton and Warrington. Each council sends a number of elected Members to serve on the Fire Authority. As an Authority Member, councillors represent the whole of Cheshire and are not just required to act as the formal representatives of their own council.
The allocation of Members is based on population and has been agreed as follows:
View more about Cheshire Fire Authority, including information about meetings and Councillors.