Site for new Sussex fire and rescue control centre confirmed

A SITE has been confirmed for the new fire and rescue control centre for East and West Sussex.

The Haywards Heath Fire Station was announced as the new site today (June 7), after both services agreed last December to merge their existing control rooms into one centre that would start taking 999 calls by September, 2013.

The move follows a successful bid for £3.6 million funding from the department of Communities and Local Government.

Haywards Heath fire station was recommended by both services last month as the most suitable location for the new Sussex control centre, and East Sussex Fire Authority (ESFA) and West Sussex County Council (WSCC) today confirmed the decision.

For the full story, see next week’s Herald (Thursday, June 14).