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The business case for the Camborne, Pool, Redruth and Hayle Emergency Cover programme was approved by Cornwall Council in July 2012.  The key findings from the business case are summarised below:

Risk Case

  • Improved emergency response reaching more than 13,900 people across the Camborne, Pool, Redruth and Hayle area.
  • Fit for purpose provision allowing for future growth in the area.
  • Data analysis confirmed by practical blue light runs.
  • Improved resilience for both residents and visitors in the area.
  • Increased capacity for prevention activities in some of the most high risk areas in Cornwall.


  • New modern, environmentally friendly and efficient community fire stations designed for community use and    partnership working.
  • Enhanced integrated working between Devon and Cornwall Police, South West Ambulance Service Foundation Trust and the Community Safety service.
  • Fit for purpose facilities for Fire Control, Training, Engineering Workshops and wider Community Safety teams.
  • Significantly contributes to Cornwall Council’s property rationalisation and modern working agendas.

Crewing and Resources

  • Protects future of 24 hour shift crewing in the area.
  • Ensures improved emergency response to 13,900 people.
  • Less impact on primary employment.
  • Minimal staff impact.
  • Maximisation of wholetime staff.
  • Opportunities for employment in Hayle.
  • No reduction in fire engines or specialist appliance availability.
  • Increase in fire engines across area - additional fire engine with strategic reserve capability.


  • 31 consultation events held over 12 week period.
  • 815 respondents to Survey Monkey questionnaire.
  • Overwhelming support for proposals with at least 80% of respondents strongly agreeing with all the issues raised and 96% of respondents strongly agreeing that “Crews are able to respond to fires and reach the maximum number of people within a 10 minute response time”.
  • Feedback from consultation used to inform final business case.

Financial case

  • Delivers in excess of £0.450m savings.
  • Capital invest to save model.
  • Harmonisation funding built into programme costs.
  • Delivers cashable and non-cashable savings.
  • Secures £1.8 million government funding to develop the resilience and efficiency of Fire Control for Cornwall.

View the Camborne, Pool, Redruth and Hayle Emergency Cover Business Case.

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