The Wellington Rural Fire Authority's (WRFA) role is to manage an Enlarged Rural Fire District (ERFD) across the Wellington region, excluding the Wairarapa. Specifically this means working to reduce the risk of fire, being better prepared in the event that fire occurs, responding to fires more effectively and enabling the community to recover from the effects of fire with greater ease.
The WRFA is governed by a seven member Committee. Committee members are representative of all forest and rural fire stakeholders including:
- The public (ratepayers)
- The forestry industry
- The New Zealand Fire Service
- The Department of Conservation
Committee members are drawn from these rural fire stakeholders and one independent. The independent member is appointed by the other members of the Committee.