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The Fire Services (Appointments and Promotion) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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2.  The Fire Services (Appointments and Promotion) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1979(1), shall be amended as follows—

(1) In regulation 7 (promotion to a rank higher than that of firefighter)—

(a)in paragraph (6)—

(i)the number “(i)” shall be omitted;

(ii)for the number “(ii)” there shall be substituted the letter “(b)”, and

(iii)the words “or” to the end shall be omitted;

(b)in paragraph (6A) for the letter “(a)” there shall be substituted the letter “(b)”;

(c)paragraphs (6B) and (6C) shall be omitted;

(d)in paragraph (7) for the words “(in that or an earlier year)” in each place where they occur there shall be substituted “, on one of the three successive immediately preceding occasions on which it was held,”; and

(e)after paragraph (7) there shall be inserted—

(7A) A member of the brigade who has, prior to September 1996, passed Part I of the examination referred to in sub-paragraph (a) or, as the case may be, in sub-paragraph (c) of paragraph (7), shall be treated for the purposes of those sub-paragraphs as if he had passed that part of the examination in September 1996..

(2) In paragraph (a) of Part II of Schedules 1 and 2, for the words “Drill Book” there shall be substituted “Training Manual”.

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