A new blue-light tri-service hub in Hucknall which will be shared by Nottinghamshire Police, Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service and East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) has been officially launched.
The hub, based at EMAS’s ambulance station site in Annesley Road, will enable the three emergency services to work closer together and provide an even more efficient and effective service to the public.
Following a programme of work, which includes new working areas for Fire and Police and improved shared kitchen, dining and welfare facilities, officers from the former Police station and crews from the former Fire station in Hucknall have now settled in.
Nottinghamshire Police's Assistant Chief Constable Kate Meynell said: "This is a great facility which will ensure all three emergency services can reduce their estate costs whilst remaining in the local neighbourhood.
“This helps us all to protect the frontline whilst promoting joint working which will serve the public well. We have based Neighbourhood, Response and CID resources in the new building too."
Nottinghamshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping added: “This co-location will enable us to deliver even better public services in the area. This is a win for everyone.”
Greg Cox, General Manager for Nottinghamshire at East Midlands Ambulance Service said: “The move will enable EMAS, Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service, and Nottinghamshire Police to work closely together and provide an effective and efficient service to the community of Hucknall and Nottinghamshire.
“All three services frequently work together at the scene of the incidents, so this is clearly a positive move for EMAS and will serve to strengthen our working relationships with our blue light colleagues whilst maintaining our care standards for the community we serve.”
Chief Fire Officer John Buckley said: “We are delighted to see that our crews have settled into their new base in Hucknall alongside colleagues from Nottinghamshire Police and EMAS.
“The new improved facilities are key in helping to drive improvements in how we deliver our services and provide the perfect base for all three organisations to continue supporting their local community."
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Posted on Monday 24th August 2020