Committees ToR

The Coordination Committees have been established and agreed by the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC).

Within their remit, the Committees will lead and direct work nationally on behalf of NFCC, in accordance with the objectives and actions identified in the NFCC’s Annual Plan. 

The scope of the Committee, like NFCC itself, is intended to be UK-wide. In developing priorities and policies it is important that the Committee considers the different governance, legislation and organisation affecting FRSs across the UK.

The Committees will work within its remit to:

  • support the development of  NFCC’s Annual Plan
  • deliver agreed priorities and projects within the agreed Annual Plan
  • develop professional expertise and guidance
  • provide advice and speak on behalf of the fire sector in the specialist areas within the remit of the Committee
  • share good practice, evaluation and learning between fire and rescue services and appropriate partners to encourage the take up of new and innovative schemes which deliver positive outcomes for communities
  • engage and influence key stakeholders
  • collaborate to deliver beneficial outcomes where appropriate

 Committee Chairs

 The Committee Chairs will report to NFCC and provide regular updates to NFCC meetings. The Committee Chair will liaise with NFCC Chair as appropriate.

 The Committee Chairs have the authority to direct the work of the committee but it is expected that major new policies, particularly those that affect more than one Coordination Committee, potentially contentious topics (e.g. for political, financial or professional reasons) and other matters which affect a number of FRSs would be referred to the NFCC, via NFCC Chair, for consideration / approval.

For more information, please see the Operating Principles.