999 calls shared with Cornwall

North Yorkshire Fire Authority has voted in favour of sharing 999 calls with the Cornish Brigade at busy times. The Authority says it chose Cornwall to handle over flow calls because the areas are unlikey to suffer major incidents at the same time.

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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.

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