Fire services get cash

Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, and Leicestershire fire and rescue services have been handed government cash to set up a shared system in their emergency control rooms.

The three services will receive a combined total of £5.4m which means that Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, and Leicestershire will share a common system to assign firefighters, fire engines and other resources to emergency incidents, but will function independently through three individual command and control rooms.

Chief Fire Officer at DFRS, Sean Frayne, said: “This is fantastic news. The funding along with the recent agreement to accommodate the command and control function at Ascot Drive Community Fire Station, places us in a strong position to improve service delivery.”