Closure of Knightsbridge Fire Station (2)

Meeting: 
Plenary on 2015-12-02
Session date: 
December 2, 2015
Reference: 
2015/3986
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
Gareth Bacon AM (Chairman, LFEPA) and Ron Dobson CBE QFSM (Commissioner for Fire and Emergency Planning, London Fire Brigade)

Question

How has the closure of Knightsbridge fire station impacted attendance times in the borough of Kensington and Chelsea?

Answer

Answer for Closure of Knightsbridge Fire Station (2)

Answer for Closure of Knightsbridge Fire Station (2)

Answered By: 
Gareth Bacon AM (Chairman, LFEPA) and Ron Dobson CBE QFSM (Commissioner for Fire and Emergency Planning, London Fire Brigade)

It is not possible to specifically isolate the impact of closing Knightsbridge fire station on attendance times in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Knightsbridge fire station closed on 9 Janaury 2014. First and second appliance attendance times in Kensington and Chelsea 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 Kensington & Chelsea

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

First fire engine

04:29

04:38

04:44

Second fire engine

05:25

06:08

06:19