"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.

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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.