Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004

The Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004 (c 21) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004[1]
Long titleAn Act to make provision about fire and rescue authorities and their functions; to make provision about employment by, and powers of employees of, fire and rescue authorities; to make provision about education and training and pension schemes; to make provision about the supply of water; to make provision about false alarms of fire; to provide for the funding of advisory bodies; and for connected purposes.
Citation2004 c 21
Royal assent22 July 2004
Text of statute as originally enacted
Revised text of statute as amended

It came into effect on 1 October 2004. It only applies to Great Britain and most provisions apply only in England and Wales. Replacing the previous Fire Services Act 1947 in England and Wales, it clarifies the duties and powers of fire authorities to:-

Section 44Edit

Sections 44(3) and (4) were repealed on 20 February 2007[2] by section 6 of the Emergency Workers (Obstruction) Act 2006.

Section 61 - CommencementEdit

The following orders have been made under this section:


  1. ^ The citation of this Act by this short title is authorised by section 64 of this Act.
  2. ^ The Emergency Workers (Obstruction) Act 2006, section 7(2); the Emergency Workers (Obstruction) Act 2006 (Commencement) Order 2007 (S.I. 2007/153 (C.7)), article 2

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