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Celebrities have added their voices to calls not to go ahead with the proposed closure of twelve fire stations across the capital.
James Cleverly is chairman of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority.
Cllr Lib Peck, Leader of Lambeth Council speaks about the local fight to keep Clapham Fire Station open.
Paul Emery is the Regional Secretary of the Fire Brigades Union
The London Fire Brigade plans to save £28.8m by closing 12 fire stations; removing 18 pumping appliances and redeploying four pumping appliances to other stations.
Under the proposals, the Brigade would maintain its existing London-wide target attendance target of getting a first fire engine to an emergency within an average six minutes and the second fire engine, if needed, within eight minutes.
You have until midnight to have your say on the proposals - follow this link to find the online consultation.
As it consults on plans to close 12 fire stations, the London Fire Brigade has released response times for all of the neighbourhoods in London
It compares the current response times with predictions for how long it would take after the station closures, in addition to listing the number of fires in each area over the last two years.
London Assembly Member Darren Johnson says a number of wards will see first response times worsen by more than a minute - that's the time it takes for the first fire engine to arrive.
The fire stations that have been earmarked for closure by the London Fire Brigade:
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Labour London Assembly Member John Biggs said the cuts were unnecessary:
Consultation on controversial plans to close 12 fire stations and cut 520 firefighters' jobs in London ends at midnight. More than 20 public meetings have been held over the proposals, which the Chief Fire Officer Ron Dobson insists will not affect target response times to incidents.
His proposals were drawn up in response to a fall in the number of fires in the capital.