Joint Communications Centre tenth anniversary

Today marks the tenth anniversary since North Wales Police and North Wales Fire and Rescue Service set up a Joint Communications Centre in St Asaph.

Police officers and staff moved into the purpose built “Crud y Dderwen” control room at St Asaph Business Park in 2006 and in 2008 were joined by NWFRS colleagues under one roof.

The bilingual communications centre is designed to support all critical incidents in the area as well as to providing key links to the strong network of police and fire officers across North Wales.

Chief Constable Gareth Pritchard said; “Over the years this collaborative way of working with our Fire Service colleagues has proved invaluable in dealing efficiently and effectively with the wide range of incidents both organisations have to face together, such as road traffic collisions, arson, rescue operations and major incidents. 

“There have been many technological developments and improvements in partnership working with other agencies since 2008, but the JCC remains at the hub of emergency service response in North Wales.”

 

Chief Constable Gareth Pritchard and Chief Fire Officer Simon Smith cut the anniversary cake