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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 firefighting

    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.Fire brigade committees in counties

    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.Grants to fire authorities

  6. Pensions etc.

    1. 26.Firemen's Pension Scheme

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

    3. 28.Supplementary provisions as to preservation of pensions etc.

  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, repeals and savings

    1. FIRST SCHEDULE

      Making, Approval and Variation of Establishment Schemes and Management Schemes for Counties

      1. 1.(1) A fire authority proposing to make an establishment scheme...

      2. 2.Before approving any scheme submitted in accordance with the last...

      3. 3.In relation to a fire authority (other than the London...

    2. SECOND SCHEDULE

      Application to Combined Fire Authorities of Provisions as to Establishment Schemes and Management Schemes

      1. 1.(1) In the case of a fire authority constituted by...

      2. 2.Where by reason of the variation or revocation of a...

      3. 3.(1) Where a combination scheme, or a scheme varying or...

      4. 4.The Secretary of State may, for the purpose of his...

    3. THIRD SCHEDULE

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

    4. FOURTH SCHEDULE

      Combined Areas in Scotland

    5. FIFTH SCHEDULE

      Transitional Provisions

      1. Provisions relating to period between passing of Act and appointed day

        1. 1.For the purposes of the Fire Services (Emergency Provisions) Act,...

        2. 2.Subsection (2) of section four of the Emergency Laws (Transitional...

      2. General provisions arising out of transfer of functions to fire authorities

        1. 3.(1) The Secretary of State may by regulations make such...

      3. Transfer of persons employed in connection with National Fire Service

        1. 4.Regulations may provide for the transfer on the prescribed terms,...

        2. 5.(1) Regulations may provide for the retention in the service...

        3. 6.Regulations may provide for the employment in the service of...

      4. Transfer of property, rights and liabilities

        1. 7.Regulations may provide for the transfer to fire authorities of...

        2. 8.(1) Regulations may provide for the vesting in fire authorities...

        3. 9.(1) Subject to the provisions of the next following sub-paragraph,...

      5. Provisions as to pensions

        1. 10.(1) The liabilities of any authority for pensions, allowances and...

        2. 11.(1) Regulations may provide for payments by a former pension...

        3. 12.(1) The liabilities of fire authorities for such pensions, allowances...

        4. 13.Where by virtue of this Act or a combination scheme...

      6. Compensation for loss of emoluments or employment

        1. 14.(1) Regulations made with the approval of the Treasury may...

      7. Special provisions as to police-firemen

        1. 15.(1) The provisions of the Police Act, 1946, as to...

        2. 16.(1) Where section one of the Police and Firemen (War...

      8. Miscellaneous provisions

        1. 17.(1) Regulations may provide for authorising the taking before the...

        2. 18.—The provisions of Part VIII of the Requisitioned Land and...

      9. Provisions as to regulations

        1. 19.(1) Regulations shall be made after consultation with such associations...

    6. SIXTH SCHEDULE

      Enactments Repealed

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