About Avon Fire Authority

Learn more about the Avon Fire Authority and the work that they do.

Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) is governed by Avon Fire Authority (AFA), which is a Combined Fire Authority, consisting of Elected Members of local councils from across the former Avon area, which includes: Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.

The Fire Authority is a legal body and its role is to oversee the policy and service delivery of the fire and rescue service following various legislative requirements.

All fire and rescue authorities function within a statutory and policy framework including:

Ministerial responsibility for fire and rescue policy sits under the Home Office.

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Where can I find out more?  

Visit the Fire Authority’s website to access information about Fire Authority meetings and committees, to download copies of meeting papers, Elected Members, various Governance documents, including the AFA Standing Orders document, which sets out how the Fire Authority meetings are conducted. 

Visit Avon Fire Authority’s website
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