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Latest Incidents

22nd November, 2020 - 11:19: 2 crews from Chippenham Fire Station have attended an RTC in Yatton Ke...Read more

22nd November, 2020 - 09:19: Blandford have attended alarms activating at a residential building in...Read more

22nd November, 2020 - 08:26: Springbourne Fire Station attended a premises in Lansdowne Road, Bourn...Read more

21st November, 2020 - 0734hrs : 0734hrs a crew from Hamworthy used 1 hose reel to extinguish a fire in...Read more

20th November, 2020 - 09:10am: Fire domestic - Poole - two crews from Poole attended a fire located i...Read more

18th November, 2020 - 7.19am: One pump from Weymouth was mobilised to a report of an alarm sounding ...Read more

About The Authority

Authority responsibilities

What the Authority is responsible for and how it is structured

Legislative Framework

The various pieces of legislation that determine how the Fire and Rescue Authority operates

Governance and Funding Arrangements

Explaining the governance and funding arrangements for Fire and Rescue Authorities

DWFRA members

Who’s who on the Authority and contact details

Report of the Local Government Association Peer Review on governance

The LGA commissioned report can be read with its conclusions here

Scrutiny

Scrutiny is the responsibility of all Authority Members. Read more.....

The Authority

Governance of the Authority and its terms of reference

Finance & Audit Committee

Who sits on the committee and its terms of reference

Local Performance & Scrutiny Committees

What the committees are, who sits on them and their terms of reference

Appointments & Disputes Committee

Who sits on the committee and its terms of reference

Appeals Committee

Who sits on the committee and its terms of reference

Member champions

Specific areas of interest for Members to focus on

Member Buddies Programme

Which stations are allotted to each Member for two-way contact

Members’ allowances

Details of the allowances payable

Members’ Code of Conduct

The expectations on Members and how they should behave

Values framework – RESPECT

The behaviours expected of connected to DWFRS

Member Officer Protocol

Guidance for both Members and Officers

Role of the Clerk and Monitoring Officer

Overseeing the Authority’s legal compliance and governance

Member Development

How Members are developed in their roles

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