Fire Service Act

(Original Enactment: Act 6 of 1980)

(30th March 1987)
An Act to make better provision as to the constitution, duties and powers of the Singapore Fire Service and to make provision for the prevention and fighting of fires and for matters connected therewith.
[1st August 1980]
Short title
1.  This Act may be cited as the Fire Service Act.
2.  In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires —
“Auxiliary Fire Brigade” means the brigade constituted under Part V;
“auxiliary fire officer” means a member of the Auxiliary Fire Brigade;
“Director” means the Director of Fire Service appointed under section 3;
“fire officer” means any person appointed under section 3;
“Fire Service” means the Singapore Fire Service constituted under section 3;
“national serviceman” has the same meaning as in the Enlistment Act [Cap. 93];
“occupier”, in relation to any premises, means the person in occupation of any premises or having the charge, management or control thereof and, in relation to any part of any premises different parts of which are occupied by different persons, means the person in occupation or having the charge, management or control of that part;
“owner” means the person for the time being receiving the rent of any premises, whether on his own account or as agent or trustee or as receiver, or who would receive the same if the premises were let to a tenant and includes the person whose name is entered in the Valuation List authenticated under section 15 of the Property Tax Act [Cap. 254];
“premises” includes messuages, houses, buildings, lands, tenements, easements and hereditaments of any tenure, whether open or enclosed, whether built on or not, whether public or private, and whether or not maintained under statutory authority;
“street” has the same meaning as in the Local Government Integration Act [Cap. 166].