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Fire response times

Campaigners fighting fire station closures claim to have unearthed a major flaw in the plans. New figures reveal that, in 40 neighbourhoods across the capital, firefighters will reach emergencies outside the official response time.

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Fire Brigade: London 'will continue to receive a very good service'

A spokesperson forthe London Fire Brigade said:

“The proposals currently out for public consultation seek to maintain our London-wide response targets, which as a London-wide fire brigade is how we plan the service we provide.

“The ward level data shows how varied response times are across the capital. As is the case now, over half of all London wards would, on average, continue to get a first response within the six minute target if the proposals are agreed. London would continue to receive a very good service, compared to other emergency services and other parts of the country."

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