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Fire Services

Volume 502: debated on Thursday 10 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans he has to transfer Fire and Rescue Service operational command and control arrangements to regional level in England. (305419)

The responsibility for operational command and control will remain, as is now, with local Fire and Rescue Services.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what duties are performed by fire brigade control rooms; and if he will make a statement. (305420)

The primary duties of the fire brigade control rooms are operations such as call handling and mobilising resources. They may also provide other duties but this is for individual Fire and Rescue Services to determine.