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Part 2SFire and rescue services

Chapter 3SAncillary functions

F112Emergency directionsS

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F1S. 12 repealed (1.4.2013) by Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 (asp 8), s. 129(2), Sch. 8 Pt. 2; S.S.I. 2013/51, art. 2 (with transitional provisions and savings in S.S.I. 2013/121)

13Power to respond to other eventualitiesS

(1)[F2SFRS] may take any action it considers appropriate—

(a)in response to an event or situation that causes or is likely to cause—

(i)a person to die, be injured or become ill; or

(ii)harm to the environment (including the life and health of plants and animals and the fabric of buildings); or

(b)for the purpose of enabling it to take action in response to such an event or situation.

(2)The power conferred by subsection (1)—

(a)includes power to secure the provision of equipment; and

(b)may be exercised by [F3SFRS] within or outwith its area.

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F2Word in s. 13(1) substituted (1.4.2013) by Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 (asp 8), ss. 107(a), 129(2); S.S.I. 2013/51, art. 2 (with transitional provisions and savings in S.S.I. 2013/121)

F3Word in s. 13(2)(b) substituted (1.4.2013) by Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 (asp 8), ss. 107(b), 129(2); S.S.I. 2013/51, art. 2 (with transitional provisions and savings in S.S.I. 2013/121)

14Provision of other servicesS

(1)[F4SFRS] may provide—

(a)the services of any persons employed by it; or

(b)any equipment maintained by it,

to any person for any purpose that appears to [F5SFRS] to be appropriate.

(2)[F6SFRS] may provide services or equipment under this section within or outwith its area.

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F4Word in s. 14(1) substituted (1.4.2013) by Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 (asp 8), ss. 108(a)(i), 129(2); S.S.I. 2013/51, art. 2 (with transitional provisions and savings in S.S.I. 2013/121)

F5Word in s. 14(1) substituted (1.4.2013) by Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 (asp 8), ss. 108(a)(ii), 129(2); S.S.I. 2013/51, art. 2 (with transitional provisions and savings in S.S.I. 2013/121)

F6Word in s. 14(2) substituted (1.4.2013) by Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 (asp 8), ss. 108(b), 129(2); S.S.I. 2013/51, art. 2 (with transitional provisions and savings in S.S.I. 2013/121)

15Provision of centres for education and trainingS

[F7SFRS] may establish and maintain one or more centres for providing education and training in matters in relation to which [F8it has] functions.

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F7Word in s. 15 substituted (1.4.2013) by Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 (asp 8), ss. 109(a), 129(2); S.S.I. 2013/51, art. 2 (with transitional provisions and savings in S.S.I. 2013/121)

F8Words in s. 15 substituted (1.4.2013) by Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 (asp 8), ss. 109(b), 129(2); S.S.I. 2013/51, art. 2 (with transitional provisions and savings in S.S.I. 2013/121)

16ChargingS

(1)The Scottish Ministers may by order (a “charging order”) authorise [F9SFRS] to charge a person of a description specified in the order for any action so specified taken by [F10SFRS].

(2)A charging order may authorise a charge to be imposed on, or recovered from, a person other than the person in respect of whom action is taken by [F11SFRS].

(3)A charging order may authorise charging for—

(a)extinguishing fires;

(b)protecting life; or

(c)protecting property in the event of fires,

only in respect of action taken by [F12SFRS at sea beyond the low water mark].

(4)Where [F13SFRS is] authorised by a charging order to charge for taking action of a particular description [F14and it] decides to do so—

(a)the amount of the charge shall be set by [F15SFRS];

(b)different amounts may be charged in different circumstances (and [F15SFRS] may charge nothing).

F16(5). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F16(6). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

[F17(7)The references in subsection (3) to “sea” include–

(a)that part of the territorial sea of the United Kingdom which is not adjacent to Scotland; and

(b)sea beyond the territorial sea of the United Kingdom.]

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F9Word in s. 16(1) substituted (1.4.2013) by Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 (asp 8), ss. 110(a)(i), 129(2); S.S.I. 2013/51, art. 2 (with transitional provisions and savings in S.S.I. 2013/121)

F10Word in s. 16(1) substituted (1.4.2013) by Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 (asp 8), ss. 110(a)(ii), 129(2); S.S.I. 2013/51, art. 2 (with transitional provisions and savings in S.S.I. 2013/121)

F11Word in s. 16(2) substituted (1.4.2013) by Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 (asp 8), ss. 110(b), 129(2); S.S.I. 2013/51, art. 2 (with transitional provisions and savings in S.S.I. 2013/121)

F12Words in s. 16(3) substituted (1.4.2013) by Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 (asp 8), ss. 110(c), 129(2); S.S.I. 2013/51, art. 2 (with transitional provisions and savings in S.S.I. 2013/121)

F13Words in s. 16(4) substituted (1.4.2013) by Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 (asp 8), ss. 110(d)(i), 129(2); S.S.I. 2013/51, art. 2 (with transitional provisions and savings in S.S.I. 2013/121)

F14Words in s. 16(4) inserted (1.4.2013) by Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 (asp 8), ss. 110(d)(ii), 129(2); S.S.I. 2013/51, art. 2 (with transitional provisions and savings in S.S.I. 2013/121)

F15Word in s. 16(4) substituted (1.4.2013) by Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 (asp 8), ss. 110(d)(iii), 129(2); S.S.I. 2013/51, art. 2 (with transitional provisions and savings in S.S.I. 2013/121)

F16S. 16(5)(6) repealed (1.4.2013) by Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 (asp 8), s. 129(2), Sch. 8 Pt. 2; S.S.I. 2013/51, art. 2 (with transitional provisions and savings in S.S.I. 2013/121)

Commencement Information

I1S. 16 wholly in force at 2.8.2005; s. 16 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 90; s. 16 in force for certain purposes at 6.4.2005 by S.S.I. 2005/207, art. 3; s. 16 in force at 2.8.2005 in so far as not already in force by S.S.I. 2005/392, art. 2(b)

[F1816AExercise of powers at sea: further provisionS

(1)Subsection (2) applies where [F19SFRS] has power to act, or is required to act, at sea.

(2)The power may be exercised or the duty carried out–

(a)at sea in that part of the territorial sea of the United Kingdom which is not adjacent to Scotland; and

(b)at sea beyond the territorial sea of the United Kingdom.]

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F18S. 16A inserted (2.8.2005 in accordance with art. 1(2)(b) of the amending S.I.) by The Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2005 (S.I. 2005/2060), art. 2(3); S.S.I. 2005/392, art. 2(c)(d) and said inserted provision expressed to be commenced on 1.10.2006 by S.S.I. 2006/458, art. 2(a) (subject to art. 3)