The Nottinghamshire and City of Nottingham Fire Authority is responsible for ensuring Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service has the people, equipment and training needed to carry out its duties for fire prevention, fire safety, firefighting and rescue, road traffic collision extrication and rescue, and other emergency rescue activities such as responding to flooding or terrorism.
The Authority is known as a Combined Fire Authority (CFA) as it's made up of six councillors from Nottingham City Council and 12 councillors from Nottinghamshire County Council. It is chaired by Councillor Brian Grocock (City Council) and the Vice Chair is Councillor Michael Payne (County Council).
The Authority makes decisions on key matters such as strategy, policy and the budget. Meetings are held at our fire and rescue service Headquarters in Arnold and the public are welcome to attend (although you will not be able to ask questions), apart from when confidential or personal information is being discussed. These are usually the last items on the agenda.
Nottingham City Council administers meetings of the Fire Authority, including agendas, minutes, and reports.
The Nottinghamshire and City of Nottingham Fire Authority also manage the Local Firefighter Pension Board.
Information on Fire Authority members, including declarations of interest, is available.