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London fire union: ambulance shortages will lead to deaths

Longer response time and ambulance availability worrisome to fire officials


The Romford Recorder

LONDON — A senior member of the Fire Brigade Union has said it is "only a matter of time" before people start dying because the London Ambulance Service is taking too long to respond to call-outs.

Firefighter Dave Neicho, the FBU's branch chairman at Ilford Fire Station, told how his colleagues battled to keep a seriously injured crash victim in Hall Lane, Upminster, conscious for more than an hour after being told no ambulances were available.

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