Explanatory Memorandum

Fire and Rescue Services (Northern Ireland) Order 2006

2006 No. 1254

Financial Effects of the Order

4.The provisions in the Order will not have any significant bearing on the existing costs associated with the fire and rescue service. By defining the core duties, the Order will not place new burdens on the Service. Rather, it will give statutory expression to existing services, which are carried out within the existing financial provision. Further, the new fire safety regime will relieve the Service of the obligations surrounding fire certification and this should free up staff resources for redeployment elsewhere within the service.