Committee structure

Committee structure of the Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority

Authority Meetings

These are meetings that all Fire Authority Members attend. The meetings are scheduled to take place roughly every two months but extraordinary (or “Special”) meetings are sometimes arranged at short notice. There is an Annual General Meeting usually in June and a Budget Authority meeting usually in February.


There are two main committees of the Fire Authority. The Community Safety and Protection, and Policy and Resources Committees have decision making powers.


The Fire Authority also has a Scrutiny Committee and an Audit Committee which meet regularly.

Groups and Panels

Panels have no meeting dates set at the AGM. They meet on an ad-hoc basis whenever there is a need. These tend to be convened to look in detail at particular issues or to consider information of a confidential nature; and therefore, do not tend to be open to the public. The Member Development & Engagement Group meets virtually twice a year.