Surrey and West Sussex fire and rescue services are to move to a joint 999 mobilising system.
It follows a decision taken by West Sussex County Council’s Cabinet Member for Safer, Stronger Communities today (1 February).
West Sussex made a full assessment of the options available for mobilising systems with other fire and rescue services.
It highlighted that the Surrey Fire and Rescue Service system has a proven track record for reliability, has the capacity to handle additional call volume and demonstrates good value for money. Mobilising systems are used to dispatch fire and rescue service resources to emergencies. The full media release can be found here. More details of the decision can be found here.
Denise Turner-Stewart, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Safety, Fire and Resilience, said: “We’re looking forward to working more closely with West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service for the benefit of all our residents.
“This new joint system will be another example of how we can deliver efficient and effective services by working in partnership. We’ve invested in emergency mobilising and now, by working with West Sussex and harnessing our collective expertise, we can further enhance services to Surrey residents and their West Sussex neighbours.
“I’d like to thank officers for their hard work in bringing about this significant achievement for the service.”