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Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Authority

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Tyne and Wear Fire Authority

The Fire Authority is responsible for the Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service, and is required by law to publish certain performance indicators on an annual basis. They show statistical performance of the Service for the last financial year.  

The information provides you with a wider understanding of how well the service is delivered and includes details on the important work that is carried out on your behalf by the elected members, officers and non-uniformed personnel who work collectively to ensure Tyne and Wear is a safe environment. 

The Fire Authority consists sixteen elected representatives from the 5 constituent councils of Tyne and Wear, details of which can be found on our Members Details page. 

In accordance with the requirements of the Local Government Act 2000, the Authority has a Standards Committee which seeks to promote and maintain high standards of conduct by Members of the Fire Authority and to assist Members to observe the Code of Conduct. Any breaches of the Code should be reported to the Standards Board for England which will determine whether the complaint should be investigated and if so by whom. 

The Monitoring Officer to the Fire Authority maintains a register of interests of Members of the Authority which the public may inspect by contacting the Monitoring Officer at the Civic Centre, Sunderland. Subject to the Member’s consent, the public may inspect the register of gifts and hospitality.