FIRST operates under a formal Operational Framework, which contains the governing principles and high-level operating rules for the FIRST organization.
However, FIRST exercises no authority over the organization and operation of individual member teams.
The Board of Directors is a group of individuals responsible for general operating policy, procedures, and related matters affecting the FIRST.Org, corporation as a whole.
FIRST Board of Directors establishes standing (permanent) and ad-hoc (temporary) committees in order to better achieve FIRST goals.
FIRST’s Community and Capacity Building Program was launched in 2022 and is designed to help leverage the expertise and value created with and by the global incident response community for more meaningful impact on-the-ground.
The Event Office oversees all the coordination and logisitics of the FIRST annual conference and symposia.
The Executive Director works closely with the board and manages the operations to team to ensure the strategic and operational success of the organization.
The Infrastructure team develops, operates, maintains, and secures all of the services that support FIRST teams and members, event attendees, and initiatives.
The Secretariat serves as an administrative point for FIRST and provides a general contact for FIRST.
FIRST Board of Directors establishes standing (permanent) and ad-hoc (temporary) committees in order to better achieve FIRST goals. Board of Directors shall appoint the membership and Chair of such committees and shall determine their operating procedures.
The AGM is FIRST's Annual General Meeting, where the FIRST members meet and discuss and decide about FIRST and its road ahead. This includes the elections for the 5 Board of Directors slots that go vacant each year at the AGM.