London Fire Brigade

FiReControl Project terminated

20 December 2010

Responding today to the government announcement in the House of Commons that the FiReControl contract has been cancelled, Chairman of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority, Councillor Brian Coleman said:

“The national fire and rescue service has faced uncertainty for seven years as the FireControl project has run on. I welcome the government’s announcement to cancel the contract and work with fire authorities, as is the case in London where early in the New Year we will be considering plans to move to a new control centre in Merton.”

The lease on the Brigade’s current mobilising centre in Docklands expires in 2013 and talks are in progress with representatives from the Department for Communities and Local Government (CLG) on moving the Brigade’s centre to the regional fire control building in Merton. The move would also enable the Brigade to deliver a more effective service by co-locating a range of other functions within the purpose-built centre.

A report on the proposals is expected to be submitted for consideration by the Authority in the New Year.

See the government announcement on the CLG website.