Fire and Rescue Authority definition

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What does Fire and Rescue Authority mean?

A body of elected members, officers or other local representatives that oversees the policy and service delivery of a fire and rescue service.

They are established by the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004, which sets out their powers and functions, including securing the services for its area of such a fire brigade and such equipment as may be necessary to meet efficiently all normal requirements and arranging for the efficient training of the members of the fire brigade. In two tier areas, the fire authority is the county council while in London it is the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority, a body of the Greater London Authority.

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