Policy paper

Future control room improvements: fire and rescue authority schemes (December 2015 update)

Summary of improvements being made to control room services; and progress made regarding disposal of the ex-fire regional control centres.


Future control room improvements - government update on fire and rescue authority schemes

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The Department for Communities and Local Government provides an updated summary of the plans for fire and rescue authorities’ locally determined projects to improve their control room arrangements.

This document, based on updated information supplied by the fire and rescue authorities, provides an update on progress. It shows the work that is underway in fire and rescue authorities to deliver improvements to control room efficiency and resilience.

It provides a revised high-level national summary of the improvements being made by each project, delivery timescales and projected savings, while explaining how the fire and rescue authorities will continue to provide increased resilience and specific improvements at a local level, thereby strengthening the building blocks of national resilience.

The document summarises this information to show a national summary of the resilience benefits and projected savings that will be delivered.

This document also provides a 6-monthly update on the progress made regarding reducing costs, and the marketing and disposal of the remaining 4 ex-fire regional control centres. It summarises the marketing initiatives and progress made, and advises on the forward strategy adopted by the department.

Published 15 January 2016