Fire and rescue services will attend and deal with reported incidents of arson or suspected arson.
The fire services directs emergency calls to the emergency call handling centre which routes all calls for an area to fire control. Control will confirm with the address of the incident and help will be despatched immediately.
Providing advice and information on what to do in the event of a flood. The council may also provide equipment such as sandbags and engineering advice to help residents/businesses in the event of flooding.
Councils and their partners from the emergency services and public utilities have arrangements in place to respond to emergency incidents involving a major gas pipeline.
Councils have statutory and discretionary multi-agency plans to respond efficiently and effectively to a known potential hazards within its area. Agencies involved can include the Police, Fire and Rescue, Ambulance Service, utilities providers and voluntary agencies.
Provision of a range of social and psychological support services in the aftermath of a major incident affecting residents or visitors. The council will most probably work closely with voluntary and statutory agencies, so that the services they provide are complementary to those already available.
Publication of information and advice on how to deal with civil emergency weather situations such as rioting, threats of terrorism etc.
Provision of information to the public on what to do/who to contact in the event of an ongoing emergency related to public health such as a flu outbreak.
Publication of information and advice on how to deal with emergency weather conditions such as flooding, heavy snowfalls etc.
Detailed investigation of the cause of incidents attended by fire and rescue services to help identify dangerous products and practices.
Investigating the cause of firework incidents with the aim of reducing the likelihood of similar incidents taking place.
Attending incidents involving hazardous chemicals to protect life and mitigate the effects on the environment. Providing advice and information on hazardous chemicals and emergency procedures to deal with them.
Providing advice and support to residents or businesses who have suffered damage to their property following a fire, flood or similar incident. This may include advice on ventilation, drying out, cleaning, insurance matters etc.
The local fire authority are responsible for securing premises after they have been damaged by fire to an extent which could either prove a danger to the public or leave the premises and contents accessible (i.e. unlocked).
In addition to attending fires the fire service may deal with a range of incidents including; road traffic accidents, trapped people, trapped animals, floods, and chemical spills. The fire authority could charge for calls relating to special services although they may be provided free of charge where there could be a risk to the public or to the environment.