Fire and rescue bill in Queen's speech welcomed.(News)

The announcement that the new Fire and Rescue Services' Bill is about to start its legislative journey through the next parliamentary session was warmly welcomed by Service stakeholders, including the LGA and CACFOA.

The LGA supported aspects of the Bill such as the replacement of standards of fire cover with IRMP, stating: "In practice, areas that tend to experience the highest levels of incidents and where loss of life can be greatest, such as socially deprived neighbourhoods, will in future be classified as higher risk."

The LGA also supported the imposition of statutory duties to provide community fire safety and a response to RTAs and flooding incidents. …

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