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 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.

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