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Winners of the Fire Transformation Fund

24 October, 2014

Fire Minister Penny Mordaunt has announced the winners of a £75 million fund which will improve frontline services and save taxpayers over £300 million.

The Fire Transformation Fund, announced last March, is giving £75 million to fire and rescue authorities to help ensure better and more efficient front-line services for the public. In total, 37 projects from across the country will get funding.

Announcing the winning bids, Fire Minster Penny Mordaunt said: ‘One of the things that I found encouraging was the high number of bids looking to promote greater collaboration with other emergency services through sharing stations and services, sharing of back office functions, and joining up on service delivery. This is exactly the sort of innovation that is needed across the public sector and I look forward to seeing how these projects progress.’


Buckinghamshire Fire Project to merge two fire stations and a police site into a modern joint facility. Will enable improved operational and support function collaboration: £2.84 M.

Derbyshire Fire. Project to build a new joint police and fire headquarters enabling shared support services and improved partnership working benefiting their local community: £1.50 M

Greater Manchester. A police, fire and ambulance prevention and protection collaboration to create multi-functional teams via an on-call payment model targeting significant demand factors that  impact across all three services, improving quality of life outcomes for individuals and the community: £3.73 M

Hampshire Fire. The provision of a new joint police and fire service headquarters; plus police co-location at fire stations and progression of fleet maintenance partnerships, enabling both efficiencies and closer collaboration: £2.60 M

Kent Fire. Kent will lead a syndicate, with West Sussex and West Yorkshire to upgrade the existing National Fire Service Emergency Cover Toolkit to a modern, fit for purpose risk modelling toolkit.  This sector led project in collaboration with Chief Fire Officers’ Association will enable the toolkit  to continue to provide an enabler for change. £0.35 M

London Fire. A collaborative project to implement data transfer between fire, ambulance and police control rooms to support joint incidents.  This will raise the efficiency of resolving incidents and forms part of a long term strategy to increase London fire’s ability to collaborate with its police and ambulance delivery partners. £0.76 M

Northamptonshire. A collaboration project to replace the current  fire service incident command unit vehicle with a purpose built vehicle jointly crewed by police and fire staff; will lead to operational efficiencies and additional protection and prevention benefits from use for community engagement. £0.88 M

Northamptonshire. A project to purchase joint rural response units (Police/ Fire), improving visibility and accessibility within local communities. Expanding on-call arrangements to include Police Specials and volunteers and maximising new technology to provide more efficient delivery model. £2.28 M

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