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Police and Crime Commissioner Jane Kennedy joins MFRA as full-time voting member

Police and Crime Commissioner Jane Kennedy joins MFRA as full-time voting member


Friday, 25 August 2017


Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service has welcomed Merseyside Police and Crime Commissioner Jane Kennedy as a full-time voting member of Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority (MFRA) following a proposal that was unanimously approved at a meeting of the Authority.

The constitution of MFRS will now be amended and a revised version will go to the Authority for final approval at a meeting on Thursday October 19, which the Commissioner will be invited to attend.

Following this meeting, the Commissioner will have voting rights at all future meetings.

MFRA Chair 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 one of the cornerstones of our work and the addition of Jane’s voice to the Authority can only serve to further enhance our joint efforts to protect people across Merseyside.”

Jane Kennedy said: “Merseyside Police and Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority already work effectively together, with the Joint Command and Control Centre in Bridle Road, Bootle being just one example of how efficiencies and savings can be made when the two 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 to people across the region.”

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