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The Fire Service

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The Fire Service has many different roles and responsibilities to perform to within the society. These help to produce a quality public service saving lives and helping in everyday life. In particular I have looked at The Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service. Purpose: The Berkshire Fire Service has a purpose to help protect people and save lives. The statement of purpose given by the Berkshire fire service was: "To contribute to securing a safe society by reducing the incidence of death, injury and damage to property from fire and other emergencies". This statement in one sentence explains why exactly the fire service is there and what some of their major roles are. Roles: The Fire Service has many roles to follow to maintain to produce a quality public service. The Fire Service protects life and prevents fire. The Fire Service tries to aim to apply Fire Safety Legislation without being bias towards others and provide continuous demonstrations for the local people to show them that the Fire Service is constantly improving their times of response. ...read more.

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The Fire and Rescue Emergency Response: This is the most important role there is in the fire service. This is the response to 999 calls (though they can respond to non emergency incidents) and make sure that the risk of injury, loss of life and damage to property is minimised. Special Services: This is when they are called out to rescue, for example, a cat out of a tree/from the roof. The special services also include RTA's and during times of disaster. Emergency Planning: This service is the one that does all the planning and preparing where all small brigades come together and work as one big team, for all the larger scale emergencies, for example, severe floods and train crashes. Legislative Fire Safety: This is when the fire brigade work together with the government and local councils to ensure that the community are not put at risk from fires. They also make sure that buildings of all sorts comply with all of the relevant Fire Safety Legislation. ...read more.

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to prevent loss of life, injury and damage to property from fire and other emergencies. Conclusion: My conclusion is that the fire service is a very valued public service. It provides the community with the information they need to hear about prevention of fire and they fight fires to help to reduce the risk of death, damage and injury. Overall, the fire service are required to have the ability to search, locate and rescue casualties trapped by structural collapse, casualties trapped within confined spaces and be able to live and work in adverse conditions and a hostile environment. They should also be able to communicate well with anyone whom they will have to work with and to be aware of the requirements for the provision of emergency aid in a disastrous situation and to be able to positively contribute to such a task. They also work together with other services to achieve a successful outcome. By saying this I mean if for example there was a huge train crash the Police, Ambulance and Fire Service would all work together to try and reduce the risk of death and injury. Task 1 Marcia Brown Page 1 of 4 ...read more.

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