Fire Brigades Union London organiser Paul Embery (2014):
“Boris Johnson will have blood on his hands. It will be only a matter of time before someone dies because a fire engine did not get to them in time.
“You cannot close ten fire stations and slash nearly 600 firefighter jobs without compromising public safety.
“These stations have protected generations of Londoners, and they are as necessary now as they ever were.”
Of the ten stations that were closed three were close to Grenfell Towers.
Further: see our 2016 interview with Paul Embery, here.