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Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Authority


The Fire & Rescue Authority is funded partly by the Government through the Revenue Support Grant and National Non-Domestic Rates, and partly by the local tax payer in the form of Council Tax. It is a separate entity from the Fire & Rescue Service and operates within a legal framework, which is heavily influenced by Central Government.

The Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service is accountable to the Fire & Rescue Authority, which sets out rigorous guidelines and is responsible for setting the level of revenue funding and the costs incurred in running a front line service.

In order to enable the business of the Fire & Rescue Authority to be carried out meetings are held throughout the year and reports are produced by the Chief Fire Officer, Monitoring Officer and Treasurer.


Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Authority consists of 16 councillors; 12 are from Derbyshire County Council and 4 are from Derby City Council.

For a full list of the elected members of the Fire & Rescue Authority and the Independent Person, visit the Members page.

Members are able to claim various allowances in connection with carrying out their duties as a councillor. Details of these allowances, reference documents for the members and the annual governance statements can be accessed through the documents page.

Committee Structure

The Fire & Rescue Authority members are involved in a number of working groups and forums that interact with each other and that cover a range of issues. The inter-relating structure of these committees is shown in the image below.

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Fire Authority Governance Structure


The Fire & Rescue Authority meets a number of times a year and has an annual meeting once each year to elect a Chair and Vice-Chair.

The details of the full Fire & Rescue Authority meeting can be found on the Fire & Rescue Authority Meetings page. Details of the Inclusion & Equality Forum Meetings are now also available.

Feedback and Questions

Do you have a question you would like to ask at a Fire & Rescue Authority, would you like to submit a petition to support your viewpoint, do you have a complaint you would like to make about the Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Authority or the conduct of its members?

If so then details of who to contact and how to submit can be found on our Feedback and Questions page.

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