London Fire Brigade

About us

Tower Bridge

Who we are

London’s fire and rescue service is the busiest in the country and one of the largest firefighting and rescue organisations in the world. We are here to make London a safer city. Our vision is to be a world class fire and rescue service for London, Londoners and visitors.

What we do

The LFB will always respond to fires and other emergencies, but our work has changed over the years with a much stronger emphasis now on fire prevention and community safety.

Fire authority

The London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA) runs the LFB. The 17 members of the Fire Authority are appointed by the Mayor of London. Eight are nominated from the London Assembly, seven are nominated from the London boroughs and two are Mayoral appointees.