Fire Minister announces funding for successful control centre projects

Published on Thursday, 01 March 2012 16:38
Posted by Scott Buckler

Fire Minister Bob Neill has today announced funding of £74 million to support a range of locally-led projects to improve the resilience and efficiency of local fire and rescue control rooms across England

This follows on from the termination by the Coalition Government of the last Government's FireControl project, which sought to regionalise fire control rooms across England.

Fire Minister, Bob Neill MP, said:

"The Coalition Government is adopting a more localist approach to help secure improvements in national resilience, rather than trying to impose a forced regionalisation of the fire service. These locally-led bids show we can strengthen national resilience and adopt new technology to save lives, without top-down Whitehall micro-management."

The Chief Fire Officers Association said:

"The Chief Fire Officers Association National Resilience has developed a detailed peer support process designed to provide assistance and support to fire authorities with the implementation of their control room improvement plans.


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