The command and control centres in St Asaph, Carmarthen and Llantrisant are now linked together. This will improve their ability to provide mutual support when they are dealing with large emergencies and in the event of a system failure in any one of the control rooms.
The Minister said;
"It is great to see the £2 million that the Welsh Government has invested in this project coming to fruition. Linking the fire and rescue control centres across Wales is a welcome step in the right direction. It will significantly improve their ability to offer a first class emergency service to the Welsh public.
"In the current financial climate it is important that we do all we can to ensure that all resources are used wisely as we strive to maintain the critical emergency services that protect our communities.
"I am proud to say that this project is a first for the UK and has attracted a good deal of interest from fire services across England and Scotland.
"However, we must not rest on our laurels as we can go further. Work is underway to house all blue light emergency services in shared control rooms. Joining together the fire, police and ambulance services is the way forward. By working together we can provide the first class public services that communities across Wales deserve."