Closure of Westminster Fire Station

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2015
Reference: 
2015/3916
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

How has the closure of Westminster fire station impacted attendance times in the City of Westminster?

Answer

Answer for Closure of Westminster Fire Station

Answer for Closure of Westminster Fire Station

Answered By: 
The Mayor

It is not possible to specifically isolate the impact of closing Westminster fire station on attendance times in Westminster. 

Westminster fire station closed on 9 January 2014.  First and second appliance attendance times in the City of Westminster for the three years between 2012/13 and 2014/15 are set out below. Although the performance in 2014/15 will reflect the impact of the station closures and fire engine removals as part of the implementation of the Fifth London Safety Plan (LSP5), there are other changes in both 2013/14 and 2014/15 which impact on attendance time performance, including the removal of second fire engines at some stations to provide a contingency resource in the event of strike action, as well as temporary station closure to allow the rebuilding of some fire stations.

In Westminster

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

First fire engine

05:02

05:08

05:22

Second fire engine

05:51

06:11

06:01