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Fire Services Act 1947

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Provision of fire services

    1. 1. Provision of fire services.

    2. 2. Arrangements for mutual assistance.

    3. 3. Supplementary powers of fire authorities.

  3. Fire Authorities

    1. 4.†County and county borough councils to be fire authorities.

    2. 5. Voluntary schemes for combination of fire authorities.

    3. 6. Power of Secretary of State to make combination schemes.

    4. 7. Appointment of joint committees by fire authorities.

    5. 8. Constitution and powers of fire authorities constituted by combination schemes.

    6. 9. Amendment and revocation of combination schemes.

    7. 10. Power to make schemes in advance of alterations of local government areas.

    8. 11. Adaptation of local Acts relating to fire services.

    9. 12. Discharge of functions of fire authorities through other fire authorities or persons.

  4. Supply of water for fire-fighting

    1. 13. Duty of fire authorities to ensure supply of water for fire-fighting.

    2. 14. Supply of water by statutory undertakers.

    3. 15. Provision of water supply otherwise than by statutory undertakers.

    4. 16. Notice to be given of proposed works affecting water supply and fire hydrants.

  5. Administrative provisions

    1. 17. Conditions of service.

    2. 18. Procedure and qualifications for appointments and promotions.

    3. 19. Fire brigade establishments to be determined in accordance with approved schemes.

    4. 20.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    5. 21. Standards of training and equipment.

    6. 22. Provision by Secretary of State of equipment.

    7. 23. Training centres.

    8. 24. Inspectors of Fire Brigades.

    9. 25.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  6. Pensions etc.

    1. 26. Firemen’s Pension Scheme.

    2. 27. Firemen’s Pension Scheme to supersede other statutory schemes.

    3. 27A. Information in connection with firemen’s pensions etc.

    4. 28.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  7. Miscellaneous and General

    1. 29. Central Fire Brigades Advisory Council.

    2. 30. Powers of firemen and police in extinguishing fires.

    3. 31. False alarms of fire.

    4. 32. Members of police force not to be employed in fire brigade.

    5. 33. Inquiries.

    6. 34. Expenses and receipts of Secretary of State.

    7. 35. Regulations and orders to be laid before Parliament.

    8. 36. Application to Scotland.

    9. 37. Application to Isles of Scilly.

    10. 38. Interpretation.

    11. 39. Short title, extent, transitional provisions and savings.

  8. SCHEDULES

    1. FIRST, SECOND SCHEDULES

    2. THIRD SCHEDULE

      Provisions of 15 & 16 Geo. 5. c. 47 applicable for purposes of Firemen’s Pension Scheme

    3. FOURTH SCHEDULE

    4. FIFTH SCHEDULE

    5. SIXTH SCHEDULE

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