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1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Fire and Rescue Services (Northern Ireland) Order 2006.
(2) This Article and Article 2 shall come into operation on the expiration of seven days from the day on which this Order is made.
(3) The remaining provisions of this Order shall come into operation on such day or days as the Department may by order appoint.
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2.—(1) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954 (c. 33) applies to this Order as it applies to an Act of the Assembly.
(2) In this Order–
“the appointed day” means the day appointed under Article 1(3) for the coming into operation of Article 3;
“the Board” has the meaning given by Article 3(1);
“the Department” means the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety;
“equipment” includes uniform and any article of apparel properly used by a fire and rescue officer in the execution of his duty;
“extinguishing”, in relation to a fire, includes containing and controlling;
“fire and rescue officer” means a person employed, trained and equipped as such by the Board for the purpose of carrying out any of the functions conferred on the Board by virtue of this Order or any other statutory provision;
“offshore installation” means any installation which is intended for underwater exploitation of mineral resources or exploration with a view to such exploitation;
“prescribed” means prescribed by regulations made by the Department;
“statutory provision” has the meaning given by section 1(f) of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954 (c. 33).
(3) For the purposes of this Order, section 24 of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954 (c. 33) (service of documents by post) applies with the omission from subsection (1) of the word “registering”.
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