Boris Johnson’s Fire Cuts to Hit Camden Hardest of any London Borough

Fire-fighters will take an extra minute or more to reach emergencies in six of Camden’s wards, if the Mayor of London’s cost-cutting plans to shut 12 stations, including Belsize, are carried out.

So many large increases in average waits for a fire engine will not be seen in any other borough in London. That show estimates published by the London Fire Brigade (LFB).

These revelations have increased the fears over the impact of closing Belsize fire station in Lancaster Grove.

The six-minute response-time target set by the LFB, will be unmanageable for six more wards in Camden.
Some estimates state that Belsize ward will be nearly two minutes over the target – although the fire brigade insists it is not a ward-level target.

>An average rise by an extra three minutes and 22 seconds – up to seven minutes, 59 seconds, that is how much more residents Belsizewill wait for a fire engine, more than the case with the cleaners in Camden. of Hampstead Town and Swiss Cottage also see significant increases.

06/27/13