Part 2SFire and rescue services

Chapter 2SPrincipal fire and rescue functions

8Fire safetyS

(1)[F1SFRS must] make provision for the purpose of promoting fire safety in its area.

(2)In making provision under subsection (1) [F2SFRS must] in particular, to the extent that [F3it] considers it reasonable to do so, make arrangements for—

(a)the provision of information, publicity and encouragement in respect of the steps to be taken to prevent—

(i)fires; and

(ii)death or injury by fire;

(b)the giving of advice, on request, about—

(i)how to prevent fires and restrict their spread in buildings and other property; and

(ii)the means of escape from buildings and other property in the event of fire.

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F1Words in s. 8(1) substituted (1.4.2013) by Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 (asp 8), ss. 102(a), 129(2); S.S.I. 2013/51, art. 2 (with transitional provisions and savings in S.S.I. 2013/121)

F2Words in s. 8(2) substituted (1.4.2013) by Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 (asp 8), ss. 102(b)(i), 129(2); S.S.I. 2013/51, art. 2 (with transitional provisions and savings in S.S.I. 2013/121)

F3Word in s. 8(2) substituted (1.4.2013) by Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 (asp 8), ss. 102(b)(ii), 129(2); S.S.I. 2013/51, art. 2 (with transitional provisions and savings in S.S.I. 2013/121)

9Fire-fightingS

(1)[F4SFRS must] make provision for the purpose of—

(a)extinguishing fires in its area; and

(b)protecting life and property in the event of fires in its area.

(2)In making provision under subsection (1) [F5SFRS must] in particular—

(a)secure the provision of the personnel, services and equipment necessary to meet efficiently all normal requirements;

(b)secure the provision of training for personnel;

(c)make arrangements for—

(i)dealing with calls for help; and

(ii)summoning personnel,

in the event of fire;

(d)make arrangements for obtaining information required or likely to be required for the purpose mentioned in that subsection;

(e)make arrangements for ensuring that reasonable steps are taken to prevent or limit damage to property resulting from action taken for the purpose mentioned in that subsection.

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F4Words in s. 9(1) substituted (1.4.2013) by Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 (asp 8), ss. 104(a), 129(2); S.S.I. 2013/51, art. 2 (with transitional provisions and savings in S.S.I. 2013/121)

F5Words in s. 9(2) substituted (1.4.2013) by Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 (asp 8), ss. 104(b), 129(2); S.S.I. 2013/51, art. 2 (with transitional provisions and savings in S.S.I. 2013/121)

10Road traffic accidentsS

(1)[F6SFRS must] make provision for the purpose of—

(a)rescuing persons in the event of road traffic accidents in its area; and

(b)to the extent that it considers it reasonable to do so, protecting persons from serious harm in the event of road traffic accidents in its area.

(2)In making provision under subsection (1) [F7SFRS must] in particular—

(a)secure the provision of the personnel, services and equipment necessary to meet efficiently all normal requirements;

(b)secure the provision of training for personnel;

(c)make arrangements for—

(i)dealing with calls for help; and

(ii)summoning personnel,

in the event of road traffic accidents;

(d)make arrangements for obtaining information required or likely to be required for the purpose mentioned in that subsection;

(e)make arrangements for ensuring that reasonable steps are taken to prevent or limit damage to property resulting from action taken for the purpose mentioned in that subsection.

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F6Words in s. 10(1) substituted (1.4.2013) by Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 (asp 8), ss. 105(a), 129(2); S.S.I. 2013/51, art. 2 (with transitional provisions and savings in S.S.I. 2013/121)

F7Words in s. 10(2) substituted (1.4.2013) by Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 (asp 8), ss. 105(b), 129(2); S.S.I. 2013/51, art. 2 (with transitional provisions and savings in S.S.I. 2013/121)

11Conferral of functions in relation to other emergenciesS

(1)The Scottish Ministers may by order (an “additional function order”) confer on [F8SFRS] a function relating to an emergency of a kind specified in the order (the “additional function”).

(2)An additional function order may not specify as a kind of emergency—

(a)a fire; or

(b)a road traffic accident,

in the area of [F9SFRS].

(3)An additional function order may make provision for or in connection with—

(a)requiring the additional function to be carried out by [F10SFRS] outwith its area;

(b)specifying what [F10SFRS] shall or may do for the purpose of the additional function;

(c)requiring or authorising [F10SFRS]

(i)to secure the provision of personnel, services and equipment;

(ii)to secure the provision of training for personnel;

(iii)to make arrangements for dealing with calls for help and summoning personnel;

(iv)to make arrangements for obtaining information required or likely to be required for the purpose of carrying out the function;

(v)to make arrangements for ensuring that reasonable steps are taken to prevent or limit damage to property resulting from carrying out the function.

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F8Words in s. 11(1) substituted (1.4.2013) by Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 (asp 8), ss. 106(a), 129(2); S.S.I. 2013/51, art. 2 (with transitional provisions and savings in S.S.I. 2013/121)

F9Word in s. 11(2) substituted (1.4.2013) by Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 (asp 8), ss. 106(b), 129(2); S.S.I. 2013/51, art. 2 (with transitional provisions and savings in S.S.I. 2013/121)

F10Words in s. 11(3) substituted (1.4.2013) by Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 (asp 8), ss. 106(b), 129(2); S.S.I. 2013/51, art. 2 (with transitional provisions and savings in S.S.I. 2013/121)

Commencement Information

I1S. 11 wholly in force at 2.8.2005; s. 11 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 90; s. 11 in force for certain purposes at 6.4.2005 by S.S.I. 2005/207, art. 3; s. 11 in force at 2.8.2005 in so far as not already in force by S.S.I. 2005/392, art. 2(b)