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Latest Incidents

27th March, 2020 - 08.03pm: 2 fire crews from Chippenham have attended an RTC on Lowden. This invo...Read more

26th March, 2020 - 20:31: Salisbury were mobilised to a report of a chimney fire. Crews managed ...Read more

26th March, 2020 - 20:28: Westbury mobilised to smell of burning. After further investigation no...Read more

26th March, 2020 - 20:12: Tisbury mobilised to alarms sounding in residential building. This tur...Read more

26th March, 2020 - 19:33: Redhill mobilised to report of alarms sounding on Wimborne Road in Bou...Read more

26th March, 2020 - 18:14: Swindon mobilised to a report of a small fire in the open, after inves...Read more

26th March, 2020 - 2.41pm: Purse Caundle - One crew from the Sherborne fire station were mobilise...Read more

26th March, 2020 - 1.22pm: Long Dean - One crew from the Chippenham fire station were mobilised t...Read more

26th March, 2020 - 11.38am: Swindon - One crew from the Swindon fire station were mobilised to a r...Read more

26th March, 2020 - 11.00am: Christchurch - One crew from the Christchurch fire station were mobili...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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