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Your fire and rescue service

What your service is responsible for

Fire brigade rescue victim of car accident

Your fire and rescue service is responsible for:

  • promoting fire safety in its area
  • extinguishing fires in their area, as well as protecting life and property in the event of a fire
  • rescuing people in the event of a road traffic accident
  • assessing and preventing any fire and rescue-related risks
  • responding to any other emergencies, including requests from the Secretary of State

View the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004, the legislation that governs fire and rescue services in England and sets out their core functions.