7.—(1) The Department may by order confer on the Board functions relating to emergencies, other than fires and road traffic accidents in relation to which the Board has functions under Article 5 or 6.
(2) An order under this Article may make provision as to what the Board shall or may do for the purpose of a function conferred under this Article, and may in particular require or authorise the Board–
(a)to secure the provision of personnel, services and equipment;
(b)to secure the provision of training for personnel;
(c)to make arrangements for dealing with calls for help and for summoning personnel;
(d)to make arrangements for obtaining information required or likely to be required for the purpose of carrying out the function; and
(e)to make arrangements for ensuring that reasonable steps are taken to prevent or limit damage to property resulting from carrying out the function.
(3) Before making an order under this Article the Department shall consult the Board and any other persons it considers appropriate.