Figures released by the London Fire Brigade this week show that average fire engine response times increased this year in 371 of the city’s 649 wards.
The news is particularly relevant in Islington, where a strong campaign was fought to prevent the closure of the 140-year-old Clerkenwell fire station in January. I’ve mapped out the data across the borough below to show how first fire engine response times changed between Jan-Aug 2014 and 2012-13.
Clerkenwell ward saw the largest increase, with an 87 second jump from 3:59 to 5:28. Read my full story for Islington Now here.