A COUNCILLOR called today for an end to uncertainty over a regional centre to handle 999 fire calls.
The new centre to cover the whole of Yorkshire would be one of nine regional ones.
It would replace the existing control room at Birkenshaw covering West Yorkshire, where 54 people are employed.
Kirklees Tory Robert Light said today he would lobby Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott about the failure to make a definite announcement.
Clr Light spoke after he was appointed new chairman of the regional fire management board covering Yorkshire and Humberside.
He said: "This is understandably a very sensitive matter for staff in the four existing control rooms in Yorkshire and Humber and they deserve clarity about timescales and job security.
"The regional management board has very little faith in Government's ability to meet its own deadlines anymore and fears continual slippage in a flagship project at the heart of the regional agenda."
The Government wants new centres to be working by 2007 and it would pay for computer systems to be installed.
It is estimated that about 500 jobs would go nationally.