LFEPA: Fire Station Closures

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-12-19
Session date: 
December 19, 2012
Reference: 
2012/4325
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

How will the additional 11,000 homes on the Olympic Site affect the response standards of the London Fire Brigade, especially with the plan to close 31 stations across London?

Answer

Answer for LFEPA: Fire Station Closures

Answer for LFEPA: Fire Station Closures

Answered By: 
The Mayor

There are no planned closures of fire stations at this time. If any such proposals are needed in order to meet the requirements of the budget settlement, then these will be put to the Fire Authority in January. The London Fire Commissioner is on record as saying that he is committed to maintaining the current attendance targets for the time it takes fire engines to get to incidents, targets which are believed to be amongst some of the best in the country. Members of LFEPA have received a very full report from LFEPA officers about likely future incident demand and this is publically available on the London Fire Brigade website.