The responsibilities and duties of the fire and rescue services are principally governed by the Fire and Rescue Services . This Act requires all fire authorities to make provision for fire fighting purposes, which not only means putting out fires but also includes protecting life and property from fire. It also makes provision for attending road traffic collisions and other emergencies as well as providing a statutory footing for undertaking community safety activities.
Risk Reduction Plans focus on community and corporate which is link to the Government's commitment to reduce deaths and injuries resulting from fire and road traffic collisions.
The Fire And Rescue Services duties and powers of fire authorities: Fire Safety - promoting fire safety, publicity on steps to be taken to prevent fires. Fire Fighting - extinguishing fires and protecting life and property in the event of fires. Road Traffic Accidents - rescuing people in the event of road traffic accidents and serious harm in the event traffic accidents.