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Surrey to handle 999 calls for East Sussex

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service will take 999 calls for East Sussex from 2021.

The transfer of mobilising arrangements to Surrey was approved at a meeting of East Sussex’s Fire Authority today (Thursday 09 January 2020). This follows the successful transfer of West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service’s 999 calls to Surrey’s state of the art, tried and tested mobilising system in December 2019.

Control Operators will despatch firefighters and fire engines from East Sussex to emergencies in their county from the joint control room. The arrangement will further increase resilience and staffing numbers and is also likely to result in efficiency savings for Surrey Fire and Rescue Service.

Find out more in the press release.

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