Warwickshire fire control centre receives £1.8m funding

Related Stories

The fire service in Warwickshire has been awarded £1.8m to help improve the way it responds to emergencies.

It is part of £74m of funding, announced by Local Government Minister Bob Neill, to help upgrade fire and rescue control rooms across England.

Chief fire officer, Graeme Smith, said they needed the investment as some of their equipment was 20 years old.

The money comes after the scrapping of the national Firecontrol project, which proposed regional control centres.

Nine regional centres were expected to replace the current network of 46 local control rooms.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

Weather

Coventry

Min. Night 15 °C

Features

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.