In this section you can access a wide range of information and documents relating to the Authority's decision-making processes. You can find out about forthcoming meetings and obtain details of the political representatives who are appointed onto the Authority.
The Lancashire Combined Fire Authority is an independent body which comprises of 25 elected Members apportioned between 3 Councils on the basis of: - 19 x Lancashire County Councillors, 3 x Blackpool Councillors and 3 x Blackburn with Darwen Councillors.
The Authority is responsible for providing an effective and efficient Fire and Rescue Service which provides maximum value for money for Lancashire. The Authority is legally required to enforce fire safety legislation and to reduce the risk of fire causing death, serious injury and property related losses to the community. It must also make provision for rescuing people in the event of road traffic collisions.
Fire Authority Members lead and support the establishment and realisation of the Authority's purpose, objectives, priorities and values. All Members are required to sign an agreement to carry out their role effectively. The Chairmen and Vice-Chairmen of the Authority and its Committees make special undertakings in accordance with their additional responsibilities. These responsibilities are set out in a Members' Role.
Agendas and minutes from previous meetings together with dates of future meetings of the Authority and its Committees can be on this site.
If you would like access to previous copies of agendas and minutes, please contact the Clerk to the Combined Fire Authority on the contact details below.
Members from each political group attend Committee meetings in line with their political party's share of Authority seats.
All the public parts of Authority and Committee meetings can be observed by the public.
The Combined Fire Authority’s meetings are currently being held virtually and members of the press and public can observe the meeting via a live webcast. A copy of the Authority’s Virtual Meetings Protocol and Procedure can be found here.
A copy of the Authority's Constitutional, Procedural and Contractual Standing Orders is available.
It is possible to subscribe to updates in order to receive information via e-mail regarding committee meetings.
To view documents in pdf format you will require the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software.
If you wish to contact the Authority, please address any correspondence to:
The Clerk, Lancashire Combined Fire Authority, C/o Democratic Services, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters, Garstang Road, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 3LH.
Lancashire Combined Fire Authority Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Switchboard: Telephone: 01772 862545 / Fax: 01772 865144
Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service Email: email@example.com