The London Assembly is investigating the ability of London’s emergency services to provide normal services for Londoners in 2012 while also coping with the extra pressure likely to be caused by the Olympic Games.
With thousands of participants and millions of potential visitors, London’s emergency services will have a key role in delivering a safe, successful Games but Londoners will still need reliable and consistent access to their police, fire and ambulance services.
The London Assembly Health and Public Services Committee will be investigating how individual services will cope and what impact the Games will have on their ability to deliver services as usual.
Committee Chair, James Cleverly AM, said: “Londoners need to know that the essential services they receive from the NHS, police, fire service and other emergency services will still be available to them during the 2012 Games. Coordination in the lead up to and during the Games will be essential to both delivering a successful Olympics and maintaining the services Londoners rely on.”
The Committee will hold two public meetings: 9 June and 1 July. A report will be launched in October 2010.