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The Fire and Rescue Services (Emergencies) (England) Order 2007

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Responding to emergencies outside a fire and rescue authority’s area

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5.—(1) This paragraph applies where—

(a)a fire and rescue authority maintains specialist resources (“the first authority”);

(b)an emergency of a type specified in article 2 or 3 has occurred or is likely to occur in the area of another fire and rescue authority (“the second authority”); and

(c)the second authority has requested the first authority to use those resources in the second authority’s area.

(2) Where paragraph (1) applies, the first authority must use its specialist resources in the area of the second authority to such extent as is reasonable for the purpose of dealing with the emergency.

(3) In this article, “specialist resources” means resources maintained for the purpose of taking action pursuant to provision made in accordance with article 2 or 3 including any personnel who have received specialist training for that purpose.

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