State the organisational structure of the fire service in London
- Firefighter in development
- Crew Manager
- Watch Manager
- Station manager
- Group Manager/Borough commander
- Deputy Asst. commisioner
- Brigade manager
Explain the role of the Home office
Responsible for everything relating to the fire and rescue services act 2004.
Explain the role of the NJC (national joint council)
Main negotiating body for the fire and rescue service.
14 members which represent employers and local authorities
14 members from the employee trade unions.
How many areas is London divided into ?
NW NE SW SE each with a number of Boroughs
Describe the relevant sections in the fire and rescue services act 2004
6- fire safety 7- Firefighting 8- Road Traffic collisions 11- Powers to respond 13-Reinforcement scheme 44(1) -Power of firefighters 44(2)- Power of firefighters (entry) 58- Meaning of emergency
Describe the relevant sections in the emergency workers (obstruction) act 2006
An offence to obstruct or hinder a fire fighter when conducting emergency operations.
What is section 6 of the FRS act 2004
Fire Safety- Must make provision for the promotion of fire safety in its area.
fire safety advice
Means of escape
What is Section 7 of the FRS act 2004
Firefighting- Fire and rescue authority must make provision for the purpose of
Extinguishing fires in its area
Protecting life and property in the event of fire in its area
What is Section 8 of the FRS act 2004
Road traffic collisions- Fire and rescue authority must make provision for the purpose of
Rescuing people in the event of RTC in its area
Protecting people from serious harm, to the extents that it considers reasonable to do so, in the event of RTC in its area.
What is Section 11 of the FRS act 2004
Power to respond- States that FRS can take any acitons it deems necessary in respect of an incident (other than RTC or firefighting) where the situation may lead to
One or more individuals being injured or killed
Significant damage to the environment including life and health of animals and plants
What is Section 13 of the FRS act 2004
Reinforcement scheme- The FRS authority must wherever possible enter into reinforcement scheme with other FRS
What is Section 44 (1) of the FRS act 2004
Powers of fiefighters- A firefighter with authorised identity card may do anything they reasonably believe necessary
to prevent death, injury or damage to persons, property or the environment in the incidence of fire, RTC or other such emergency.
What is Section 44 (2) of the FRS act 2004
Powers of firefighters (Entry)
Enter premise or vehicle by force without permission of the owner
close a highway
restrict the access of a person to a premise
If they believe their is risk to life, risk of injury or damage to property.
What is Section 58 of the FRS act 2004
Definition of Emergency -
Any situation which is likely to cause one or more individuals to die, be seriously injured or unwell.
Serious harm to the environment