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Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) aims to contribute to securing a safe society by reducing the incidence of death, injury and damage to property from fire and other emergencies.

Royal Berkshire Fire Authority

The Fire Authority is the public body which manages Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service through a democratic decision-making structure. The role of the Authority is to set the Annual Budget and approve the Service's plans, policies, standards and strategies. It also approves the composition of Committees, and Working Parties.

The Authority comprises 25 local councillors appointed by the six unitary authorities in the county: Bracknell Forest Borough Council; Reading Borough Council; Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead; Slough Borough Council; West Berkshire District Council and Wokingham Borough Council.

Read on, os use the following links to navigate to the relevant section.
  1. Fire Authority and Committee Meetings
  2. Membership, appointments, Register of Interests
  3. Strategic Commitments
  4. Member Development Information
  5. Governance
  6. Code of conduct
  7. Transparency - Members Allowances
1. Fire Authority and Committee Meetings

Use the following links to download the latest information.
Dates of forthcoming Fire Authority meetings

Future meetings schedule...
  • Wednesday 23 April 2014
    at 6.30pm Council Chamber, Wokingham Borough Council, Civic Offices, Shute End, Wokingham, RG40 1BN

  • Wednesday 25 June 2014 (Annual Meeting)
    at 6.30pm Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, Desborough Hall, Town Hall, St Ives Road, Maidenhead, SL6 1RF

2. Membership / Appointments /
    Register of Interests

Use the following links to download the latest Committee Membership documents (including Membership of Committees / Appointments to Outside Bodies / Champions / Members’ Details / Register of Interests / Terms of Reference).
3. Strategic Commitments

Strategic Commitments approved by the Fire Authority [published 10.12.2008]
  1. Minimise loss of life, injury and damage from fire, road traffic collisions and other hazards.
  2. Improve public and business safety and reduce risk, through targeted education and enforcement of fire safety legislation.
  3. Demonstrate continuous improvement and efficiencies, ensuring consultation and partnership working.
  4. Be an employer of choice, offering equality of opportunity and development to all.
  5. Provide resilient emergency response through risk management and planning.
  6. Conduct activities in an environmentally sustainable way.
4. Member Development Charter
Charter for Member Development logo Content Introduction

Welcome to the Member development site.

Welcome to the Member Development Site. Members' contribution to the work of the Fire Authority and the Fire and Rescue Service is important to ensure that the communities of Berkshire are safe.

The Fire Authority recognises the importance of supporting Members to continually develop their knowledge and skills, and is seeking to achieve the South East Employers Charter for Member Development as part of this commitment. Achieving this standard will support the way that Members identify, plan and achieve their development needs.

The following information will assist you through the Member Development Programme. [Click here to access it]

5. Governance