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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