Fire crews’ shift changes making public safer, claims London Fire Brigade report

Changing the way emergency crews work their shifts has improved public safety, according to a London Fire Brigade report this week.

The Brigade switched its shift patterns last year from a nine-hour day and 15-hour night to a 10-and-and-a-half hour day and 13-and-a-half hour night.

The findings are due to be presented to the London Fire & Emergency Planning Authority next Tuesday.

The six fire stations in the East End are said to be among the busiest for emergencies anywhere across London, with Bethnal Green logging most calls in Tower Hamlets.