Final fire station cuts announced

The final proposed closures of London's fire stations will be announced later today. The plans to close 12 fire stations and cut 520 firefighters' jobs across the capital has been controversial during the consultation period

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552 firefighter posts will go

552 firefighter posts will be lost Credit: ITN

The revised proposals are:

  • Close 10 fire stations, rather than 12.

  • Reduce the number of fire engines (pumping appliances) by 14, ratherthan 18.

  • Reduce the number of fire rescue units (specialist rescue vehicles) from16 to 14.

  • Reduce minimum crewing levels on fire rescue units from 5 firefighters to 4.

  • Reduce the number of firefighter posts overall by 552 instead of 520

These will be discussed by the Fire Authority on Thursday, 18 July.

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