Cumbria's fire control room to be closed despite long battle
Last updated at 11:40, Friday, 02 March 2012
Cockermouth's fire control room will be lost after the Government yesterday agreed £8.4 million to push through a new regional call centre.
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I've had first hand experience of an 999 call where the call handler had no local knowledge - they insisted I was on a beach with the same name 20miles away, fortunately I knew I was right and convinced them I was right. I my case it turned out to be a false alarm (RNLI were firing flares as part of a practice at night) but lives could have been lost. But I guess it boils down to cost saving before anything else....
Jay, I imagine many of us will remember the move especially when we're seeing headlines on this site along the lines of "call out delays cause fire misery". And where will those be that defended the move be then! Just because it's happening does not make it right.
They are moveing our fire control Centre to
Warrington, Why stop there why not India like others have done ,its just as looney,