Firefighters today welcomed Labour shadow fire minister Chris Williamson to Downham Fire Station, which is scheduled for closure.
Williamson was invited to visit the site to see first-hand the work that will be lost if the Mayor of Londonâ€™s cuts are implemented.
Williamson said: â€œBoris Johnsonâ€™s reckless cuts to Londonâ€™s fire and rescue service could endanger the lives of Londoners.
â€œClosing stations like Downham Fire Station and removing appliances from others will leave neighbourhoods exposed and increase response times.
â€œBut the most disgraceful aspect of his proposals is that the Mayor is cynically targeting his deepest cuts on Londonâ€™s most vulnerable communities.
â€œI would therefore urge Boris Johnson, even at this late stage, to think again.â€
Paul Embery, FBU London Secretary, said: â€œChris Williamsonâ€™s visit represents the growing consensus of condemnation of Boris Johnsonâ€™s cuts which will put countless Londonersâ€™ lives at risk.
â€œLocal councils, Londonâ€™s fire authority, politicians in Westminster, the general public and firefighters themselves are all united in their opposition to the Mayorâ€™s attacks.
â€œItâ€™s not too late to put the lives of Londoners ahead of politically-motivated savings. We must stop these cuts to protect public safety.â€
Ten fire stations are scheduled for closure: Belsize, Bow, Clerkenwell, Downham, Kingsland, Knightsbridge, Silvertown, Southwark, Westminster and Woolwich.