Fire Services Amendment Act 1996

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Fire Services Amendment Act 1996
The Laws of Bermuda
Annual Volume of Public Acts 1996 : 12

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BERMUDA
1996 : 12

FIRE SERVICES AMENDMENT ACT 1996

[Date of Assent 25 June 1996]

[Operative Date ]

WHEREAS it is expedient to amend the Fire Services Act 1982:

Be it enacted by The Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, by and
with the advice and consent of the Senate and the House of Assembly of
Bermuda, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

Citation
1 This Act which amends the Fire Services Act 1982 (hereinafter
referred to as "the principal Act") may be cited as the Fire Services
Amendment Act 1996 and shall come into operation on a day to be
appointed by the Minister by notice published in the Gazette.

Amends section 6 of principal Act
2 Section 6 of the principal Act is amended—

(a) by renumbering the section as subsection (1), and by
inserting next after paragraph (b) thereof the following—

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"(bb) in the case of fire or other calamity, to assist any
person who appears to need prompt or immediate
medical attention by—

(i) securing his safety;

(ii) resuscitating or sustaining his life; and

(iii) reducing his suffering or distress;"; and

(b) by inserting the following new subsections—

"(2) For the purposes of paragraph (bb) of subsection (1), it shall
be the duty of the Minister to consult with, and act in accordance with
the advice of, the Minister for the time being responsible for health, in
respect of—

(a) the training to be undertaken by such fire officers as are
intended to be assigned to the duties specified in that
paragraph; and

(b) the qualifications which must be attained by those fire
officers prior to such assignment.

(3) A fire officer who does not satisfy the requirements of
subsection (2) as to training and qualification shall not be assigned to
duties under subsection (1)(bb).".

Repeals and replaces section 7 of principal Act
3 Section 7 of the principal Act is repealed and replaced by the
following—

"Division of financial responsibility
7 For the purposes of this Act and in order to secure—

(a) adequate fire protection services for all areas of
Bermuda; and

(b) the services referred to in section 6(1)(bb),

the Minister, after consultation with the Minister of Finance, may
make such arrangements and agreements with the Corporation
of Hamilton and the Corporation of St. George's as may be
necessary or expedient for the equitable division of the expenses
in providing such services.".

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Amends section 11 of principal Act
4 Section 11 of the principal Act is amended in subsection (1) by
deleting the comma at the end of paragraph (c) and inserting the words
";or" and by inserting next after that paragraph the following—

"(d) any such premises or place for the purposes of section
6(1)(bb),".

Amends section 14 of principal Act
5 Section 14 of the principal Act is amended by inserting next after
subsection (2) the following—

"(3) For the avoidance of doubt it is hereby declared
that the provisions of this section apply to any act done or
omitted to be done by a fire officer in connexion with his duties
under section 6(1)(bb).".

Amends section 17 of principal Act
6 Section 17 of the principal Act is amended in subsection (1) by
inserting next after paragraph (b) the following—

"(bb) subject to section 6(2), the training and
qualification of such fire officers as are intended to
be assigned to duties specified in section 6(1)(bb)
and the provision and maintenance of equipment
for the purposes of that section.".

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