boroughonian wrote:The LFB are currently campaigning for sprinkler systems to be installed in all new buildings and retro fitted to current buildings http://www.london-fire.gov.uk/news/LatestNewsReleases_25041330.asp#.UYuhrT1wbIU
Southwark Fire Station wrote:boroughonian wrote:The LFB are currently campaigning for sprinkler systems to be installed in all new buildings and retro fitted to current buildings http://www.london-fire.gov.uk/news/LatestNewsReleases_25041330.asp#.UYuhrT1wbIU
Whilst some new developments within the Borough have sprinkler systems installed, some will not have and this will depend on the fire risk assessment that has been carried out by the responsible person for the building.
Should Southwark Fire Station be closed, something we're fighting hard to prevent, the nearest fire stations for the SE1 area would be Lambeth, Dowgate(across Southwark Bridge, Dockhead(planned to be vacated whilst being rebuilt in the next couple of years)and Old Kent Rd (due to be vacated this summer whilst rebuilt).
It is of great concern to all of us that yesterday's release of post cuts attendance times reveal that the two wards Southwark Fire Station covers predominantly, Cathedrals and Chaucer, will see attendance times increase by 1m38s and 1m24s respectively.
It should be mentioned that when Old Kent Rd fire station is vacated this summer, the two fire appliances will be relocated to Deptford fire station for the duration of the rebuild. This will mean that should Southwark fire station close and Peckham fire station lose one of their two appliances, there will only be two fire appliances based within the Borough of Southwark until Old Kent Rd fire station reopens.
As has been mentioned earlier in this thread, there is a meeting being held by the London Fire Brigade to allow local residents and businesses to voice their concerns over fire station closures. The meeting is on Tuesday 14th May 7-9pm at City Hall, Committee rooms 4 & 5. We would encourage all to attend. Thank you.
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