"Closing 12 fire stations would have one result, and that would be to jeopardise public safety. Longer response times would cost lives."
Labour London Assembly Member John Biggs said the cuts were unnecessary:
"Fire deaths are down in London, but this is down to the hard work and professionalism of our brave firefighters."On top of putting out fires they do a huge amount of community fire safety work. If they are cut back how will this work carry on?"
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