Meets on a bi-monthly basis and sets the strategic direction of the Authority. It is a corporate body with the legal responsibility for making decisions about all matters concerning the functions, powers, duties and responsibilities of the Authority which are invested in it by statute and / or common law.
Meets on a bi-monthly basis and makes recommendations to the CFA on major strategic issues and policy formulation. It also performs the function of the Fire Authority where an urgent decision is needed when it is not practicable to call a full meeting.
Meets quarterly to provide independent assurance of performance, risk management and associated control environments. It is also responsible for the scrutiny of financial and non-financial performance issues.
Meets quarterly to conduct scrutiny reviews in accordance with an approved work programme.
Meets bi-annually to advise the Authority on matters relating to standards and to provide advice, guidance and training on ethical issues.