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Ensuring London’s fire defences are maintained

01 December 2015

This meeting took place on 2 December 2015. Read the transcript here.

London's fire and rescue service is the busiest in the country and one of the largest firefighting and rescue organisations in the world.  How can it continue to make London a safe city?

The London Assembly will hold a question and answer session with the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA) tomorrow. Topics to be discussed will include:

  • LFEPA cuts and the safety of Londoners.
  • Proposed dissolution of LFEPA.
  • Impact of climate change on work.
  • New technology.

The guests are:

  • Gareth Bacon AM, Chairman of LFEPA.
  • Ron Dobson CBE QFSM, London Fire Commissioner, London Fire Brigade.

Following this, London Assembly Members will submit motions on topics including:

  • The protection of climate change programmes
  • The contribution of local newspapers
  • Tied visas for migrant workers

The meeting will take place on Wednesday, 2nd December from 10.00am in The Chamber at City Hall (The Queen’s Walk, London SE1).

Media and members of the public are invited to attend.

The meeting can also be viewed via webcast

Notes to editors

  1. Full agenda papers
  2. As well as investigating issues that matter to Londoners, the London Assembly acts as a check and a balance on the Mayor.

For media enquiries, please contact Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228.  For out of hours media enquiries, call 020 7983 4000 and ask for the London Assembly duty press officerNon-media enquiries should be directed to the Public Liaison Unit on 020 7983 4100.