Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004

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Screenshot of the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004 on the OPSI website

The Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004 received Royal Assent in July 2004 and came in to force on 1 October 2004. The Act replaces the Fire Services Act 1947. It puts the prevention of fires at the heart of legislation by, for example, creating a new duty to promote fire safety and by providing the flexibility for fire and rescue authorities to work with others in the community to carry out this duty.

Further information about the Fire and Rescue Services Act can be found on the legislation.gov.uk website: