Guidance

Protocol on government intervention action on fire and rescue authorities in England

The intervention protocol sets out the arrangements between the Secretary of State, the Local Government Association, and fire and rescue authorities should formal intervention be considered necessary.

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Protocol on government intervention action on fire and rescue authorities in England

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It is a requirement under section 23 of the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004 that an intervention protocol be prepared, and for the Secretary of State to have regard to it in the exercise of his power of intervention.

The Secretary of State has broad powers of intervention to ensure that fire and rescue authorities are acting in accordance with the Fire and Rescue National Framework for England.

Published 14 May 2013