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FIRE SERVICE ACT 1979

- Act 35 of 1979
- Royal Assent 19 July 1979

TABLE OF PROVISIONS

           Long Title

   PART I - Preliminary

   1.      1. Short title
   2.      2. Commencement
   3.      3. Interpretation
   4.      4. Application of Act
   5.      5. Act binds the Crown

   PART II - Administration Division 1 - Central administration

   6.      6. Tasmania Fire Service
   7.      7. State Fire Commission
   7A.     7A. Chairperson of Commission
   8.      8. Functions and powers of Commission
   8A.     8A. Commission may charge for services
   9.      9. Delegation by Commission
   10.     10. Chief Officer
   10A.    10A. 
   11.     11. Directions from Minister
   12.     12. 
   13.     13. 
   14.     14. State Fire Management Council
   15.     15. Functions of Council

           Division 2 - Regional and local administration

   16.     16. 
   17.     17. Fire Management Areas
   18.     18. Fire Management Area Committees
   19.     19. 
   20.     20. Functions and powers of Fire Management Area Committees
   21.     21. Directions in relation to Fire Management Areas

           Division 3 - Staff

   22.     22. 
   23.     23. 
   24.     24. Appointments, &c.
   24A.    24A. 

   PART III - Brigades Division 1 - Establishment and composition of
   brigades, &c.

   25.     25. 
   26.     26. Brigades
   27.     27. Operational districts of brigades
   28.     28. 
   29.     29. Powers and functions of brigade chiefs
   30.     30. 
   31.     31. 
   32.     32. 
   32A.    32A. 
   33.     33. Groups of brigades
   34.     34. 
   35.     35. Powers and functions of group officers

           Division 2 - Miscellaneous provisions

   36.     36. 
   37.     37. Salvage corps or fire brigade may not be constituted unless
           authorized
   38.     38. 
   39.     39. Attendance at fires
   40.     40. Assistance in relation to civil emergencies
   41.     41. Services outside fire-fighting
   42.     42. Chain of command
   43.     43. Powers of forest officers
   44.     44. Powers of officers of Hydro-Electric Corporation
   45.     45. Powers of authorized national park officers
   46.     46. 
   47.     47. Police officers at fires

   PART IV - Preventing, controlling, and extinguishing fires

   48.     48. Inspection of land and premises
   49.     49. Fire hazards
   50.     50. Protection of public premises
   51.     51. Storage of hazardous and flammable material
   52.     52. Fire alarms
   53.     53. Fire protected areas
   54.     54. 
   55.     55. 
   56.     56. Formation of firebreaks
   57.     57. Firebreaks on Crown land
   58.     58. Powers of responsible fire officers
   59.     59. Liability of occupiers of Crown land
   60.     60. Powers of Hydro-Electric Corporation in relation to lands
           subject to wayleave easements

   PART IVA - Accreditation

   60A.    60A. Interpretation of Part
   60B.    60B. Application for accreditation
   60C.    60C. Requirements for accreditation
   60D.    60D. Determination of application
   60E.    60E. Approved conditions and restrictions
   60F.    60F. Breach of condition or restriction
   60G.    60G. Surrender, revocation or suspension of accreditation
   60H.    60H. Accreditation cannot be transferred or assigned
   60I.    60I. Appeals

   PART V - Emergency Provisions

   61.     61. Fire permit period
   62.     62. Powers of Commission during fire permit periods
   63.     63. Restrictions on lighting fires
   64.     64. Duties of occupier of land
   65.     65. Fire permit officers
   65A.    65A. Fire permit officers determine applications for permits
   65B.    65B. Public notice of appointment, &c.
   66.     66. Permits to light fires
   67.     67. Revocation, suspension or variation of permits to light fires
   68.     68. Area of extreme fire hazard
   69.     69. Camp fires, &c.
   70.     70. Days of total fire ban
   71.     71. Prohibition on fires, &c., on days of total fire ban
   72.     72. Power of officers of Fire Service on days of total fire
           ban
   73.     73. Power to enter on neighbouring lands and extinguish fires

   PART VA - Charters and plans Division 1 - Ministerial charter

   73A.    73A. Interpretation of Part VA
   73B.    73B. Ministerial charter
   73C.    73C. Contents of ministerial charter
   73D.    73D. Compliance with ministerial charter

           Division 2 - Plans of Commission

   73E.    73E. Corporate plan
   73F.    73F. Consultation with Portfolio Minister and Stakeholder Minister
   73G.    73G. Statement of corporate intent
   73H.    73H. Strategic and operating plans
   73I.    73I. Validity of actions, &c.

   PART VI - Finances of Commission Division 1 - Preliminary

   74.     74. Interpretation of Part VI
   74A.    74A. Declaration of rating districts

           Division 2 -
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   75.     75. 
   76.     76. 
   77.     77. 

           Division 2A - General provision relating to defraying of operating
           costs of all brigades

   77A.    77A. Sources of contributions towards operating costs of all
           brigades

           Division 2B - Provisions relating to contributions payable by
           insurance companies towards operating costs of brigades

   77B.    77B. Returns required to be lodged by insurance companies
   77C.    77C. Contributions payable by insurance companies
   77D.    77D. 
   77E.    77E. Payment of contributions
   77F.    77F. Inspectors
   77G.    77G. Powers, &c., of inspectors
   77GA.   77GA. Insurance records
   77H.    77H. False or misleading statements
   77I.    77I. Offences by bodies corporate
   77J.    77J. Recovery of unpaid contributions

           Division 2C - Provisions relating to contribution payable by the
           Treasurer towards operating costs of brigades

   77K.    77K. Statement required to be lodged by Registrar of Motor
           Vehicles
   77L.    77L. Contributions payable by Registrar of Motor Vehicles

           Division 3 - Provisions relating to contributions payable by local
           councils towards operating costs of brigades

   78.     78. Application of Division
   79.     79. Contributions payable by local councils
   79A.    79A. 
   79B.    79B. Minimum fire service contribution
   80.     80. Commission to obtain assessed annual value of land
   81.     81. Contributions to be made by local councils
   81A.    81A. Allowable rate of annual increase or decrease in
           contribution
   81B.    81B. Commission to notify local councils of contribution
   81C.    81C. Collection by local councils of contribution
   81D.    81D. Method of collection and administration
   82.     82. 2010 transitional doubts removal
   83.     83. 
   84.     84. 
   85.     85. 
   86.     86. 
   87.     87. 
   88.     88. 
   89.     89. 
   90.     90. 
   91.     91. Quarterly returns and payments of contributions
   92.     92. 
   92A.    92A. Recovery of unpaid contributions
   93.     93. 
   94.     94. 
   95.     95. Pensioner rebates
   96.     96. 
   97.     97. 
   98.     98. 
   99.     99. 
   100.    100. 

           Division 4 - Government contribution to the Commission

   101.    101. Government contributions with respect to certain expenditure
           incurred by the Commission, &c.

           Division 5 - Borrowing powers

   102.    102. Borrowing debentures or inscribed stock
   103.    103. Temporary borrowing on overdraft

           Division 6 - Miscellaneous

   104.    104. Grants to councils or owners of land
   105.    105. Expenses of Council and Committees
   106.    106. 
   107.    107. Expenditure outside Act
   107A.   107A. Effect of Financial Agreement Act 1994

   PART VIA - Reports and financial statements

   107B.   107B. Interpretation of Part VIA
   107C.   107C. Accounting records
   107D.   107D. Financial statements
   107E.   107E. 
   107F.   107F. 
   107G.   107G. Annual report
   107H.   107H. Tabling of annual report
   107I.   107I. Quarterly reports
   107J.   107J. Minister may require information

   PART VII - Miscellaneous

   108.    108. Directions, &c., given by Minister
   109.    109. Charges for services at fires
   109A.   109A. False alarms
   110.    110. Power to use water for fires and drills, &c., without
           charge
   111.    111. Damage caused by members of Fire Service
   112.    112. Removal of debris after a fire
   113.    113. Owner of property to give information
   114.    114. Power of agents to deduct payments made for owners
   115.    115. Power of trustees, &c.
   116.    116. Service of notices
   117.    117. Orders, notices, &c., made by Commission
   118.    118. Evidence as to certain matters
   119.    119. Recovery and appropriation of charges
   120.    120. Assistance to officers
   121.    121. Liability of Commission, &c.
   122.    122. Failure to perform functions
   123.    123. Powers of entry of members of Fire Service
   124.    124. Powers of members of Fire Service to demand name and
           address
   125.    125. Power of police officer to arrest without warrant in
           certain cases
   126.    126. 
   127.    127. Recognition of meritorious service
   128.    128. Offences and penalties
   129.    129. Proceedings to be heard by magistrate
   130.    130. Identification to be produced in certain cases
   130A.   130A. Provisions relating to employment
   131.    131. Application of Acts Interpretation Act 1931 to notices
           published in Gazette
   132.    132. Regulations
   133.    133. General Fire Regulations
   133A.   133A. Appeals against provisions of General Fire Regulations
   133B.   133B. Savings and transitional provisions
   134.    134. 
   135.    135. 
   136.    136. 
   137.    137. 
   138.    138. 
           SCHEDULE 2
           SCHEDULE 3
           SCHEDULE 4
           SCHEDULE 5
           SCHEDULE 5a
           SCHEDULE 6
           SCHEDULE 7
           SCHEDULE 8

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