Fire Services Act 1947

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General Arrangement of the Act[edit]

ss. 1 to 3 Provision of fire services
ss. 4 to 12 Fire Authorities
ss.13 to 16 Supply of water for fire-fighting
ss.17 to 25 Administrative provisions
ss.26 to 28 Pensions etc.
ss.29 to 39 Miscellaneous and General
First to Sixth Schedules

Extent and Repeals[edit]

While the original Act did not contain an "Extent" section, the Preamble and text addressed Great Britain (and parts thereof) only.

England and Wales[edit]

The Fire Services Act 1947 was entirely repealed in England and Wales by the FRSA 2004, now the primary legislation for England and Wales.


The FRSA 2004 extended only to England and Wales, thus leaving the FSA 1947 in force in Scotland. Most of the 1947 Act was later repealed by the FSA 2005, which left [1] ss. 26 to 27A (concerning the Firemen's Pension Scheme) still in force in Scotland.

Northern Ireland[edit]

The Act does not extend to Northern Ireland.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Text of the amending legislation- Schedule 4 -Repeals; Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 as in force today (including any amendments) within the United Kingdom, from

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