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Fire Guard Duties

Volume 387: debated on Thursday 18 March 1943

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asked the Home Secretary what proposals he has to put forward for the reorganisation of the fireguard service?

I have come to the conclusion that the time has arrived when in many areas the fire guard should become a separate Service, closely linked for operational purposes with the National Fire Service. I recognise, however, that areas exist in which there may be grounds for maintaining the present system and I have given Regional Commissioners discretion to authorise this, where they consider it desirable.