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Full Report: 999 calls shared with Cornwall

Plans have been approved which will mean that some of North Yorkshire's emergency fire calls will be answered by teams in Cornwall.

The two brigades will work together at busy times and during major incidents including flooding.

Union officials have raised concerns about the move, but bosses say that it won't mean the end of the control room here.

Watch the full report from Claire Montgomery below.

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North Yorks Fire and Rescue speak about plans to share 999 calls

The Brigade insists plans to share some emergency calls with colleagues in Cornwall will not lead to the closure of the control room in North Yorkshire.

But Fire Brigade Union officials are concerned the plans may result in job losses and they fear a lack of local knowledge may affect response times.

Area Manager Owen Hayward from North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service has been speaking about the plans.

"Nothing is going to change within North Yorkshire"

Plans have been approved which will see some of North Yorkshire's emergency fire calls being answered by teams in Cornwall in the future.

North Yorkshire's Fire Authority has been discussing proposals for the two brigades to work together at busy times or during major incidents like flooding.

Union officials have raised concerns, but brigade bosses deny that it will mean the end of the control room here.

Fire Authority vote to share calls with Cornwall

The North Yorkshire Fire Authority has voted in favour of sharing 999 calls with the Cornish Brigade during busy times.

The Authority says it's teaming up with Cornwall because the two areas are unlikely to suffer major incidents, like flooding, at the same time.

The Authority says it's currently updating the call answering system. It'll trial the shared system with Cornwall next year and it's likely to be a couple of years before it's put in place.

North Yorkshire Fire Authority says joining with Cornwall will improve efficiency

A meeting is being held in Easingwold to discuss the plans Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

North Yorkshire Fire Authority says plans for the Cornish Brigade to answer overflow 999 calls during busy times will improve efficiency and save costs.The current control room mobilising system is being upgraded and should go live next month.

The Authority says one of the reasons for choosing to work with the Cornish Brigade is because they are unlikely to deal with major incidents, like flooding, at the same time.

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North Yorkshire Firebrigade discuss plans to team up with Cornwall

Plans to share emergency calls with a control room in Cornwall are being discussed by North Yorkshire Fire Authority. A meeting is being held this morning to consider a proposal for overflow 999 calls to be transferred to Cornwall during busy times.

The Fire Authority says it would make the service more efficient and ensure calls are answered as quickly as possible. The Fire Brigade Union is concerned the plans could lead to job losses and a loss of local knowledge.

The meeting gets underway at 11 am.