The PFCC holds the Chief Fire Officer to account in the same way as the Chief Constable. The day-to-day business of the Fire Service remains the responsibility of the Chief Fire Officer and his team, however the PFCC works closely with the chief officers of both services to look at how they can collaborate and work together to improve the frontline services. The PFCC is also responsible for setting the Council Tax precept for the Fire and Rescue Service, appointing, suspending or dismissing the Chief Fire Officer, approving a pay policy statement prepared for the purpose of section 38 of the Localism Act 2011 and approving arrangements to enter into a reinforcement scheme under section 13 of the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004.

Fire-specific information can be found at