The Board of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
Our entire range of services is subject to rigorous corporate governance from our Board.
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) was established by the Police and Fire Reform Act (Scotland) 2012 (the Act) and came into being on 1st April 2013. The Scottish Government appointed a Chair and 11 other members to serve as members of SFRS, collectively referred to as the Board. The Act allows for the appointment of up to a total of 15 members.
The main purpose of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is to work in partnership with communities, the public and private sectors and other agencies on fire safety, prevention, protection and emergency response to improve the safety and wellbeing of people throughout Scotland.
The Board provides strategic direction, support and guidance to the SFRS ensuring that it operates effectively and that the Scottish Government’s priorities are implemented. Board members are personally and corporately accountable for the Board’s actions and decisions. They also scrutinise plans and proposals and hold the Chief Officer and Senior Leadership Team (SLT) to account.
The Board is able to establish its own committee structure and delegate responsibilities to such committees as it considers fit. In addition to giving leadership and strategic direction, a very important role for the Board is the scrutiny of risk, financial management and performance.
For more information about the SFRS Board, contact the Board Support Team by telephone on 0141 646 4501 or by email – BoardSupportTeam@firescotland.gov.uk.