Police Commissioner joins region's Fire Authority
MERSEYSIDE Police Commissioner has
become a member of Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority in a move aimed at
further cementing ties between the 2 blue light services.
Jane Kennedy has become a full voting member of Merseyside Fire and Rescue
Authority (MFRA), a step that was unanimously approved at a meeting of the
The constitution of MFRA will now be amended and a revised version will go to
the Authority for final approval, that will take place on 19 October 2017, at a meeting which the
Commissioner will be invited to attend.
Following this meeting, the Commissioner will have voting rights at all future
meetings involving the governance of Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service (MFRS).
Jane Kennedy said:- "Merseyside Police and Merseyside Fire and Rescue Services
already work effectively together, with the Joint Command and Control Centre in
Bridle Road being just 1 example of how efficiencies and savings can be made
when the 2 organisations collaborate.
This is a sensible step aimed at further improving the relationship between
these important services. I look forward to working with the Chair of the
Authority, Cllr Dave Hanratty, Authority members, and Chief Fire Officer Dan
Stephens and his Officers to bring benefits for people across the region."
Chair of Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority, Cllr Dave Hanratty said:-
"We welcome the Commissioner to the Authority and look forward to working
together with all emergency services for the benefit of all members of our
community. Effective collaboration is 1 of the cornerstones of our work and the
addition of Jane's voice to the Authority can only serve to further and enhance
our joint efforts to protect people across Merseyside."