Fire and Rescue Authorities


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Fire and Rescue Authorities

bodies charged with taking action in relation to fire and other emergencies. There is now a statutory duty to provide fire safety education. They are to plan and provide arrangements for fighting fires and protecting life and property from fires within their areas. A fire and rescue authority is required to secure the provision of sufficient personnel, services and equipment to deal with all normal circumstances, as well as adequate training. There must be effective arrangements for receiving and responding to calls for help. They are charged with making provision for rescuing persons from road traffic accidents and for dealing with the aftermath of such accidents. There are powers conferred on the Secretary of State, by order following consultation, to place a duty on fire and rescue authorities to respond to particular types of emergency, as defined by order, such as flooding and terrorist incidents. They may also be directed by him or her as to how they should plan, equip for and respond to such emergencies.
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Under the Policing and Crime Act 2017, PCCs are allowed to join Fire and Rescue Authorities, in order to improve the way emergency services work together, though councils are permitted to turn down their requests.
Following a consultation earlier this year, the Home Office is issuing new rules preventing fire and rescue authorities (FRAs) re-appointing senior fire officers post-retirement other than in exceptional circumstances.
The change in accounting for firefighter pensions awards dates back to 2006 with the mistaken claims reviewed by the government in 2014, at which point several fire and rescue authorities were found to have overclaimed.
Despite this reduction in resources, the service has maintained the fastest response times to dwelling fires of all the Metropolitan fire and rescue authorities in the UK and played a significant role during the recent floods which devastated the north of England.
But Sir Ken warned that the existing of 46 different fire and rescue authorities, with some costing far more than others, could not continue.
Local government minister Brandon Lewis calls for new laws that "would enable fire and rescue authorities in England to contract out their full range of services to a suitable provider" in a letter obtained by the Mirror.
Mr Stephens said: "MPs from the constituencies covered by Metropolitan fire and rescue authorities listened to what we had to say and many were very supportive of our case.
He added Cleveland had received the largest amount of grant per head among all fire and rescue authorities - pounds 36 per head in 2011-12.
This is wonderful news because it confirms our position as one of the leading fire and rescue authorities in the country," said Chief Fire Officer Simon Pilling.
Social Justice & Local Government Minister, Dr Brian Gibbons, said: "It is another important step in bringing performance management in fire and rescue authorities in line with local authorities.
The change in accounting for fire fighter pensions awards dates back to 2006 with the mistaken claims reviewed by the government in 2014 at which point several fire and rescue authorities were found to have overclaimed.
Brandon Lewis, Minister for Policing and the Fire Service said: It makes no sense for fire and rescue authorities to buy separately when there are both financial and operational benefits to buying together.
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