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Fire Services: Manpower

Volume 502: debated on Thursday 10 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many staff have been recruited to the regional fire control centre in (a) the South West, (b) the South East, (c) the East of England, (d) the East Midlands, (e) the West Midlands, (f) Yorkshire and the Humber, (g) the North West and (h) the North East. (303909)

The Department provides funding for each Local Authority Control Company (LACC) for three defined staff roles: Regional Control Centre Director (RCCD), Senior Operations Manager (SOM) and Service Support Manager (SSM). There are eight RCCDs in post, seven SOMs and seven SSMs (or their equivalents). The Department also provides funding for LACCs to procure professional advice and it is at the discretion of the LACCs how this is spent.

Regional FiReControl Centre

RCCD

SOM

SSM

East Midlands

Yes

Yes

Yes

South West

Yes

Yes

Yes

North East

Yes

Yes

Yes

West Midlands

Yes

Yes

Yes

South East

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yorkshire and Humberside

Yes

Yes

Yes

North West

Yes

Yes

No

East of England

Yes

No

Yes