Opposition to fire service control room merger

Fire engine The two fire services are to be based at South Wales Police headquarters

Related Stories

Plans to merge three emergency service control rooms in south Wales in a bid to save £1m a year have come under attack.

Fire service control rooms for mid and west Wales and south Wales are to join and relocate to South Wales Police's headquarters in Bridgend.

But councillors in Carmarthenshire opposed the move at a meeting on Wednesday.

The Fire Brigades Union had said it was "deeply concerned" about the plans.

Later, Mid and West Wales Fire Service issued a statement saying the project was to merge its and South Wales fire service's control teams at the new centre and not replace them, ensuring that both staffs' skills and experience are maintained.

"The emergency services involved in this project are committed to continuing to improve the levels of emergency services provided to the people of Wales, whilst also recognising their public duty to spend money wisely," the statement added.

More on This Story

Related Stories

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

More Wales stories

RSS

Features

Copyright © 2016 BBC. 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.