Co-operation cuts fire costs

DERBYSHIRE, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire fire and rescue services will share a total of £5.4 million to implement a shared system in their emergency control rooms.

The three services will maintain their individual command and control rooms but the government funding will see them sharing a system to mobilise firefighters, fire engines and other resources to emergency incidents.

Chief Fire Officer and Chief Executive for Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service, Sean Frayne, said: “This is fantastic news, not just for Derbyshire but for the project as a whole.

“The funding places Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service in a strong position to improve service delivery to the communities of Derbyshire and enable increased firefighter safety, whilst improving resilience across the three counties.

“I look forward to continuing our collaboration with colleagues in our neighbouring fire and rescue services, and seeing the project developed through to completion.”