London’s fire service is to receive almost £6 million of money from central Government, under a £78 million scheme to assist fire authorities across England to improve their estates.
The London Fire Brigade will receive just under £2.2 million in the financial year 2009/10 and £3.8 million in 2010/11. The money is intended to provide fire authorities the freedom to undertake small refurbishments, more major building works or other capital projects.
Announcing the capital grant Fire Minister Sadiq Khan said: “This investment for the fire services’ estate gives them all the opportunity to upgrade their buildings. This is additional money to every single Fire and Rescue Authority in the country.”
”Each area will be able to decide for itself whether this extra money is used to tackle the more serious repairs, replacements or upgrades, or provide additional facilities such as those for female firefighters, or those for the community in helping spread the fire safety message across all age groups. For some it may help them to meet their Integrated Risk Management and Asset Management Plans by contributing to new and better focussed fire stations.”