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METROPOLITAN FIRE BRIGADES ACT 1958 - SECT 3

Definitions

    (1)     In this Act unless inconsistent with the context or subject-matter—

S. 3(1) def. of applicable work program inserted by No. 73/2010 s. 53, amended by No. 73/2013 s. 88(a).

"applicable work program" means a work program (within the meaning of the Emergency Management Act 2013 ) that applies to the Board;

S. 3(1) def. of Australian Fire Brigades Charges Scheme inserted by No. 51/2005 s. 67(1).

"Australian Fire Brigades Charges Scheme" means the Scheme in operation from 1 April 1982 providing the procedure for reimbursement of Fire Brigade Charges established by the 1982 Agreement between the "Participating Underwriters" and the " Subscribing Brokers" as defined in that Agreement;

S. 3(1) def. of Board substituted by No. 24/1997
s. 17(1).

"Board" means the Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board;

S. 3(1) def. of brigade repealed by No. 24/1997
s. 17(2).

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S. 3(1) def. of chief fire officer amended by No. 7926 s. 5(c), substituted by No. 24/1997
s. 17(3).

"Chief Officer" means the Chief Officer of the Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services;

S. 3(1) def. of emergency inserted by No. 24/1997
s. 17(4), substituted by No. 5/2012 s. 60(a), amended by No. 73/2013 s. 88(b).

"emergency" has the same meaning as in section 3 of the Emergency Management Act 2013 ;

S. 3(1) def. of Emergency Management Commis-sioner inserted by No. 73/2013 s. 88(c).

"Emergency Management Commissioner" means the Emergency Management Commissioner within the meaning of the Emergency Management Act 2013 ;

S. 3(1) def. of Emergency Services Telecom-munications Authority
inserted by No. 5/2012 s. 60(f).

"Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority" means the Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority established under section 5 of the Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority Act 2004 ;

S. 3(1) def. of fire
inserted by No. 50/1989 s. 44(1), amended by No. 5/2012 s. 60(b).

"fire" includes—

        (a)     a hazardous material incident where the major or sole danger is the threat of fire up to the stage where there is no longer a threat of fire; and

        (b)     a toxic fire incident up to the stage where the fire has been effectively extinguished; and

        (c)     the threat of a fire re-igniting;

S. 3(1) def. of fire prevention officer inserted by No. 2/1995 s. 19(1).

"fire prevention officer" means a fire prevention officer appointed under section 5A;

S. 3(1) def. of fire services agency inserted by No. 73/2010 s. 53, amended by No. 73/2013 s. 88(e).

"fire services agency" has the same meaning as in the Emergency Management Act 2013 ;

S. 3(1) def. of Fire Services Commission-er inserted by No. 73/2010 s. 53, repealed by No. 73/2013 s. 88(d).

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S. 3(1) def. of fire services reform action plan inserted by No. 73/2010 s. 53, repealed by No. 73/2013 s. 88(d).

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S. 3(1) def. of incident management operating procedures inserted by No. 73/2010 s. 53, substituted by No. 73/2013 s. 88(f).

"incident management operating procedures" has the same meaning as it has in section 3 of the Emergency Management Act 2013 ;

S. 3(1) def. of Inspector-General for Emergency Management inserted by No. 73/2013 s. 88(c).

Inspector-General for Emergency Management has the same meaning as it has in section 3 of the Emergency Management Act 2013 ;

S. 3(1) def. of insurance against fire inserted by No. 7885 s. 3(a), repealed by No. 58/2012 s. 103.

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S. 3(1) def. of insurance company substituted by Nos 7885 s. 3(b), 5/1991 s. 4(1), amended by No. 51/2005 s. 67(2), repealed by No. 58/2012 s. 103.

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S. 3(1) def. of insurance intermediary inserted by No. 5/1991 s. 4(1), substituted by No. 9/2002 s. 3(Sch. item 11), amended by No. 51/2005 s. 67(3), repealed by No. 58/2012 s. 103.

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S. 3(1) def. of international fire brigade inserted by No. 5/2012 s. 60(f).

"international fire brigade" means—

        (a)     a fire brigade or unit (however described); or

        (b)     any other agency or organisation constituted for the purpose of fire management or which has a fire management role; or

        (c)     any other emergency services organisation—

established outside Australia;

S. 3(1) def. of interstate fire brigade inserted by No. 5/2012 s. 60(f).

"interstate fire brigade" means

        (a)     a fire brigade or unit (however described); or

        (b)     any other agency or organisation constituted for the purpose of fire management or which has a fire management role; or

        (c)     any other emergency services organisation—

established outside Victoria but within Australia;

S. 3(1) def. of Lloyd's inserted by No. 51/2005 s. 67(1).

"Lloyd's" means the society of that name incorporated by the Act of the United Kingdom known as Lloyd's Act 1871;

S. 3(1) def. of Lloyd's underwriter inserted by No. 51/2005 s. 67(1).

"Lloyd's underwriter" means an underwriting member of Lloyd's;

S. 3(1) def. of metropolitan district
substituted by No. 5/2012 s. 60(c).

"metropolitan district" means the metropolitan fire district established under section 4;

S. 3(1) def. of municipal district repealed by No. 12/1989 s. 4(1)(Sch. 2 item 79.1).

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S. 3(1) def. of municipality repealed by No. 12/1989 s. 4(1)(Sch. 2 item 79.2).

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S. 3(1) def. of officer or employee inserted by No. 7926 s. 2(a), amended by No. 2/1995 s. 22(a), repealed by No. 24/1997
s. 17(2).

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S. 3(1) def. of operational staff
inserted by No. 24/1997 s. 17(4).

"operational staff" means all members of units;

S. 3(1) def. of owner substituted by No. 5/2012 s. 60(d).

owner has the same meaning as it has in section 3(1) of the Subdivision Act 1988 ;

S. 3(1) def. of owners corporation
inserted by No. 5/2012 s. 60(f).

"owners corporation" has the same meaning as it has in section 3 of the Owners Corporations Act 2006 ;

S. 3(1) def. of permanent fire brigade repealed by No. 24/1997
s. 17(2).

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S. 3(1) def. of police officer inserted by No. 37/2014 s. 10(Sch. item 113.1).

police officer has the same meaning as in the Victoria Police Act 2013 ;

S. 3(1) def. of private street inserted by No. 2/1995 s. 19(1), amended by No. 12/2004 s. 163.

"private street" means a road, other than—

        (a)     a freeway or an arterial road within the meaning of the Road Management Act 2004 ;

        (b)     a road vested in a public authority;

        (c)     a road that is under the care and management of a municipal council under section 205 of the Local Government Act 1989 ;

S. 3(1) def. of regulations repealed by No. 10149 s. 25(a).

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S. 3(1) def. of road inserted by No. 2/1995 s. 19(1).

road has the meaning given in section 3 of the Local Government Act 1989 ;

S. 3(1) def. of senior operational staff
inserted by No. 24/1997 s. 17(4).

"senior operational staff" means all employees of the Board employed in senior positions;

S. 3(1) def. of senior position inserted by No. 24/1997
s. 17(4).

"senior position" means a position in a unit designated by the Board as a senior position;

S. 3(1) def. of State Crisis and Resilience Council inserted by No. 73/2013 s. 88(c).

"State Crisis and Resilience Council" has the same meaning as it has in section 3 of the Emergency Management Act 2013 ;

S. 3(1) def. of Strategic Action Plan inserted by No. 73/2013 s. 88(c).

"Strategic Action Plan" has the same meaning as it has in section 3 of the Emergency Management Act 2013 ;

S. 3(1) def. of the 1982 Agreement inserted by No. 51/2005 s. 67(1).

the 1982 Agreement means the Agreement establishing the Australian Fire Brigades Charges Scheme, a certified copy of which is lodged with the Minister under section 69A;

S. 3(1) def. of unit
inserted by No. 24/1997
s. 17(4), substituted by No. 5/2012 s. 60(e).

"unit" means a brigade or other fire or emergency service unit established under this Act;

S. 3(1) def. of volunteer fire brigade repealed by No. 24/1997
s. 17(2).

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"year" means year ending the thirtieth day of June.

S. 3(2) inserted by No. 8019 s. 2(b), repealed by No. 24/1997
s. 17(5),
new s. 3(2) inserted by No. 86/1998 s. 23(1), substituted by No. 59/2003 s. 122(1), repealed by No. 74/2006 s. 27(1).

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Metropolitan fire district

Nos 3682 s. 4, 5040 s. 18.

S. 4
amended by No. 10043 s. 4(1).



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