Functions and Powers
MFB is a statutory body established in Victoria pursuant to the Metropolitan Fire Brigades Act 1958 (Vic) (the Act). The MFB derives its operational powers from this Act along with the:
- Metropolitan Fire Brigades (General) Regulations 2005 (Regulations)
- Metropolitan Fire Brigades (Contributions) Regulations 2009
- Country Fire Authorities Act 1958
- Electricity Safety Act 1998
- Emergency Management Act 1986
- Gas Safety Act 1997
- Building Act 1993
- Building Regulations 2006
- Residential Tenancies (Caravan Parks and Movable Dwellings Registration and Standards) Regulations 2010
MFB's principal decision-making powers affecting members of the public are contained within the Act and the Regulations, and they should be referred to when detailed information is sought. The responsible Minister is the Minister for Police and Emergency Services.
The board of management is responsible for the overall governance of the organisation including its strategic direction, establishing goals for management and monitoring the achievement of these goals. The organisation is structured into eight directorates as well as an office supporting the CEO.