Joint Fire and Police Station for West Bridgford

08/09/2020

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) welcome officers and detectives from Rushcliffe's Neighbourhood, Response and CID teams into what will now become a joint Fire and Police Station for West Bridgford.

This move to the existing West Bridgford Fire Station in Loughborough Road is the latest of several collaboration and co-location projects between the two blue light organisations.

It is anticipated that sharing premises will help increase efficiencies and promote closer working between two organisations when responding to incidents and tackling local issues.

The move follows similar co-locations between Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service and Nottinghamshire Police, at Highfields and London Road Fire Stations, and at Carlton and East Leake where the Police have contact points for the public. Work to develop a joint Police and Fire Headquarters is also under way.

Earlier this year, the first tri-emergency services hub was created in Hucknall, as Police and Fire personnel moved into the existing East Midlands Ambulance Service station.

The fire station at West Bridgford has undergone some redevelopment work to create dedicated working areas for the two organisations, as well as a shared kitchen, dining and welfare facilities, and additional parking.

Chief Fire Officer, John Buckley, said: "We are extremely pleased to welcome the Police into West Bridgford Fire Station. Collaborative work is a focus of the ours as not only does it make financial sense to share resources, it also brings teams closer together to help keep our communities safe."

Chief Constable Craig Guildford said: "The force is committed to providing a quality service to the public including investing in front line policing and working with partner agencies to keep people safe.

"This move will allow us to further improve our partnership working with Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service whilst ensuring the Rushcliffe continues to have an excellent front line policing offer in the community it serves."

Although Nottinghamshire Police are moving out of the town centre, they will still be available for the local community as normal. There will be no policing impact that will affect residents.

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