The Fire Authority is responsible for the Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service and the Tyne and Wear Emergency Planning Unit and is required by law to publish certain performance indicators annually in local press. I trust you will find them interesting; they show the statistical performance of the brigade for the last financial year but can not, or course, provide any indication of the true quality or scope of the service delivered every day to the citizens of Tyne and Wear.
This Web page may give you some indication of this service as well as raise your awareness of the vital tasks carried out on your behalf by the elected members, officers and non-uniformed personnel who work collectively to provide you with a safe environment which is the envy of the Northern Region.
The Fire Authority is made up of 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 established 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 Clerk to the Authority maintains a register of interests of Members of the Authority which the public may inspect by contacting the Clerk to the Authority at Civic Centre, Sunderland (+44 (0) 191 5531009). Subject to the Member's consent, the public may inspect the register of gifts and hospitality.