The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Command and Control Mobilising System (CCMS)
Background - Site relocation
8. The rationalisation of the SFRS control rooms was achieved by vacating five of the legacy control rooms whilst retaining and developing the remaining three thereby achieving the three site model. As a result the Service now has functioning control rooms in Johnstone, Edinburgh and Dundee. Having different sites provides resilience in the event that a site specific event at one location affects the functionality of that location, though the level of resilience is influenced by the interoperative capability of these sites.
9. HMFSI carried out an inspection of the Dundee control room in 2016 following the migration of the functions of the Inverness control room to Dundee. Our inspection report1 was principally positive in respect of the issues considered and offered a view of the operation of the CCF programme as assessed at that time.
10. There had been an earlier working group report2 into the FRS control rooms of the eight Scottish FRSs following the termination of a Regional Fire Control project in England. This group examined the lessons learned from the Regional Fire Control Report and, aware that Scottish FRS reform was under consideration, included general project recommendations in the report.