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Fire and Rescue Service – Decision making process

A partnership approach to effective, streamlined decision-making

In North Yorkshire, the Police Fire & Crime Commissioner, Chief Constable, Chief Fire Officer and Chief Executive work in partnership to develop proposals for the service and make decisions.

The decision-making process is deliberately separate from performance management and scrutiny, which takes place in a separate forum.

The system has three principles at its heart:

  1. Improved, streamlined decision-making
  2. Greater and earlier public, workforce and partner involvement
  3. Operational accountability and transparency

The engine of the system is the monthly ‘Executive Board’ meeting, which the Commissioner chairs. A ‘pipeline’ of decisions is considered and individual matters are discussed in depth.

The ‘Executive Board’ is supported by the ‘Executive Group’, who meet weekly to ensure those decisions coming to the Executive Board are progressing appropriately.

This process facilitates the early consideration of proposals between the key decision-makers and good communication.

Importantly, it also ensures that the public, partners and workforce are consulted before key decisions are made.

The structure has also been designed to encourage entrepreneurial thinking and ideas.

Governance structure

Fire and Rescue Service – Corporate Governance Framework

The Corporate Governance Framework sets out how the Commissioner governs the North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.