SFRS Board

Find out the role of the board, future meetings, and read our current board papers.

The role of the Board

The SFRS Board consists of a Chair and up to 14 members appointed by Scottish Ministers.

Members ensures the effective governance and financial management of the Service. Their key focus is public service delivery and reform for the benefit of improving the safety and wellbeing of the people of Scotland.

The responsibilities of board members include:

  • providing challenge, support, strategic leadership and direction
  • securing best value and holding the Chief Officer to account for securing best value for the Service
  • ensuring a high standard of governance and conduct
  • having responsibility for appointing the Chief Officer and other senior officers.

Information on the expectations of the Board can be found in the Code of conduct for Board members of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.

The scheme of delegations holds further information about the board and its responsibilities.

Board meetings

Formal board meetings take place six or seven times a year at approximate two month intervals. These give Board members the opportunity to scrutinise and approve key strategic decisions.

Members of the public can observe virtual board and committee public meetings. Private and confidential items are dealt with privately, in line with the standing orders for the meetings of the Board and its committees.

To attend a meeting, or for any other Board related enquiry, please email your name and contact details (and details of your enquiry) to the SFRS Board Support team. A link to join the meeting will be provided via email.

Agendas and meeting papers are published ahead of meetings. Once approved by members, full meeting minutes are also published.

Future meetings

  • 29 August 2024
  • 31 October 2024
  • 19 December 2024
  • 27 March 2025

Published meeting papers

The previous three years papers are available from publications.

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Committee meetings

Find out more about our comittees, future meetings, and read the current meeting papers.

Life as a Board member

Find out more on how the Board improve the safety and wellbeing of people throughout Scotland.