Local Authorities Fire Brigade Services Act, 2006
Model Fire Brigade Services Regulations, 2010
Government Notice 176 of 2010
- Published in Government Gazette 4540 on 13 August 2010
- Commenced on 13 August 2010
- [This is the version of this document at 15 November 2017.]
- [Note: The version of this legislation as at 15 November 2017 was revised and consolidated by the Legal Assistance Centre and the Government of the Republic of Namibia. All subsequent amendments have been researched and applied by Laws.Africa for NamibLII.]
1. DefinitionsIn this Regulations a word or expression to which a meaning has been assigned in the Act bears that meaning and unless the context otherwise indicates -“cost” means the purchase price of the article concerned plus 20 per cent of that purchase price, as administrative expenditure, and in the case of water the selling price of such water to the general public within the local authority concerned;“Council” means the local authority council concerned;“officer in charge” includes a chief fire officer, any member of a service to whom any power has been delegated or any duty has been assigned as contemplated in section 23 of the Act or any other member of a service who provisionally heads any subdivision, station, substation, fire-fighting or other emergency condition or inspection, as the case may be;“service” means the service utilized in respect of a Council as contemplated in section 8 of the Act; and“the Act” means the Local Authorities Fire Brigade Services Act, 2006 (Act No. 5 of 2006).
2. Organisation and division of service
3. Duty to render assistance
4. Procedure during outbreak of fire or other emergency
5. Temporary closing of passages and placesIn addition to the temporary closing of a street, as contemplated in section 9 of the Act, an officer in charge or any member of the Namibian Police Force or the Namibian Defence Force may, of his or her own motion, temporarily close any passage or place, for such period of time as he or she considers necessary, for the effective fighting of a fire or for dealing with any other emergency.
6. Fees payable for rendering of services
7. Fees payable in respect of training at training institutionsA Council whose members of its service are undergoing training at a training institution in a local authority area other than the local authority area of that Council must pay the application fees set out in Annexure II to the Council of the local authority area in which that training institution is situated, prior to such member undertaking such training.
8. Pumping or removal of waterThe owner or occupier of any premises from which water, from whatever source, has been pumped or otherwise removed by a service at the request of the owner or occupier concerned, must pay in respect of such pumping or removal, as the case may be, the applicable fees set out in Annexure I.
9. Protection servicesA person who undertakes or is in control of any public presentation or entertainment in or on any premises-
10. Damaging of equipmentA person who knowingly, deliberately or negligently drives a vehicle over a fire hose or damages any equipment belonging to a service, commits an offence and must, in addition to any penalty which may be imposed upon him or her in terms of regulation 19, compensate the Council for the damage so caused by him or her.
11. Combustible material
12. Making of fires
13. Gas-filled balloon or other device
15. Safety of premises and buildings
16. Telephones and fire-alarms
17. Sealing of fire-fighting equipment
18. Servicing of fire-fighting equipment
19. PenaltiesAny person who contravenes or fails to comply with any regulation in respect of which no penalty has been provided is liable upon conviction to a fine not exceeding N$ 4000-00 or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding one year or to both such fine and such imprisonment.
History of this document
15 November 2017 this version
13 August 2010