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The Fire and Rescue Services (Emergencies) (Wales) (Amendment) Order 2017

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Amendment of Order

2.—(1) The Fire and Rescue Services (Emergencies) (Wales) Order 2007(1) is amended as follows.

(2) After article 3 insert—

Rescue and protection in case of flooding and inland water emergencies

3A.(1) A fire and rescue authority must make provision in its area, to the extent that it considers it reasonable to do so, for the purpose of—

(a)rescuing people, or protecting them from serious harm in the event of an emergency involving flooding; and

(b)rescuing people in the event of an emergency involving inland water.

(2) The duty within paragraph (1) applies to an emergency falling within section 58(a) of the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004.

(3) In this article—

“flooding” (“llifogydd”) means any case where land not normally covered by water becomes covered by water;

“inland water” (“dyfroedd mewndirol”) means—

(a)

rivers, streams and canals; and

(b)

lakes, reservoirs and water-filled quarries.

(3) In article 4—

(a)in the introductory words, for “or 3” substitute “, 3 or 3A”;

(b)in paragraph (a) after “services” insert “, equipment”.

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