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Save Clerkenwell Fire Station

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Under plans leaked from London Fire Brigade, 17 Fire stations are set for possible closure. Clerkenwell Fire Station is ear-marked as one of those. The fire Station at Roseberry Avenue has stood since the 1870's and is currently the oldest working fire station in Europe, if not the world. It is one of busiest stations in London, covering buildings such as Great Ormond Street hospital, The Royal College of Surgeons, Charles Dickens House, Royal courts of Justice, Lincoln Inn's fields, Smithfield Market, St Bartholemew"s hospital and numerous other historical sites. It covers important areas primarily Clerkenwell and parts of Islington, Holborn, kings Cross, Soho, Camden and Shoreditch. Firefighters from this station attended the Smithfield Fire, Moorgate rail crash, Kings Cross LUL fire, 7/7 bombings and continue to turn out to a myriad of incidents including Fires, Road Traffic Accidents, people under trains, chemical leaks and specialist high level rescues. It stood throughout both World Wars, fighting the fires during the Blitz, as well as providing a lookout over London for German Bombers. If this station closes we will lose a great piece of Londons History. Lives will be put in danger, attendance times will increase and fire cover will be diminished. Please sign this petition to save the Fire Station and the service it provides to the community and those who work and travel through this area. Please forward this on to everyone you know. The lives saved could be yours, cuts cost lives


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