Closing fire stations "would jeopardise public safety"

"Closing 12 fire stations would have one result, and that would be to jeopardise public safety. Longer response times would cost lives."

– Paul Embery of the Fire Brigades Union

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?"

– John Biggs

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Fire station cuts consultation

The consultation on controversial plans to close 12 fire stations and cut 520 firefighters' jobs in London ends at midnight.