On the fatal fire in Camden

Andrew Dismore, Labour London Assembly member for Camden and Barnet and member of the Fire Authority said:


‘Yet again we have seen how wrong it was to close Belsize Fire station. This is the second time this year we have seen how stretched the fire brigade is in answering emergencies in Camden when there is more than one incident at a time. This brings home how important it is that the Conservative Mayor and Government’s demands for yet more cuts can put lives at risk. We have to make sure that in trying to achieve the difficult task of balancing the books we protect the front line and in particular enable the return of the 13 fire engines the Mayor has been holding back and is refusing to put back on our fire stations’