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FiReControl Project

Volume 491: debated on Wednesday 22 April 2009

23. To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what progress has been made on the implementation of the FiReControl project. (269466)

There has been notable progress made in delivering the FiReControl project by all delivery partners at the local, regional and national level. These include:

fire and rescue authorities in each region coming together to establish local authority controlled companies to run the Regional Control Centres;

eight out of nine highly resilient Regional Control Centre buildings built, with London on track for completion in February 2010; and

a full programme to survey all Fire Stations to enable New Station End equipment is under way and to date 558 out of 1,410 have been completed.

Further information on FiReControl is available at:

www.communities.gov.uk/firecontrol