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Lambeth Council has produced a campaign video, to encourage residents to fight against the proposals to close Clapham Fire Station.
Under the plans, emergency response times will almost double in some parts of Clapham - making it the worst affected part of London.
In Clapham Common they will increase from four minutes 50 seconds to seven minutes 47 seconds.
In Clapham Town, they will increase from three minutes 56 seconds to seven minutes 53 seconds.
Boris Johnson insists that lives won't be put at risk by the station closures and the Fire Brigade has also said that London "would continue to receive a very good service, compared to other emergency services and other parts of the country."
Chair of the London Fire Authority James Cleverly said:
A spokesperson for the Mayor said:
London Fire Brigade is proposing to close the following fire stations.
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Last week new figures revealed that fire station closures would lead to firefighters reaching emergencies outside the official response time in 40 neighbourhoods across the capital.
The Fire Brigade has insisted that London will continue to receive a very good service if the stations are closed.
Last week a spokesman said:
Leader of Lambeth Council, Cllr Lib Peck said,
A consultation meeting is taking place in Lambeth tonight, on plans to close down 12 fire stations.
Clapham Fire Station is one of those threatened with closure - and Lambeth Council says that would mean fire response times doubling in some areas, making it the worst affected part of London.
Leaderof Lambeth Council, Cllr Lib Peck said, "Newly-released London FireBrigade figures show two wards in Lambeth will suffer the biggest increase inemergency response times in London, as a result of the Mayor of London'sproposals to close 12 fire stations in London.
"The time it takes a fire engine to reach an emergency will rise by 3mins 57 seconds in Clapham Town and 2 minutes 57 seconds in Clapham Common if the Mayor's plans are implemented - it's time for Boris Johnson to think again."
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