What is the Combined Fire Authority?

County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Authority is a combined authority created by the Durham Fire Services (Combination Scheme) Order 1996. 

Membership comprises of 21 elected councillors from Durham County Council and 4 from Darlington Borough Council. The Fire Authority is a legal body with statutory duties and responsibilities. It makes sure that County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service is run to the highest standards of efficiency and effectiveness.

You can find out more about the Fire Authority by clicking on the headings at the side of this page.