London Fire Brigade

Corporate publications

We produce a range of corporate publications including:  

London Safety Plan

In September 2013, the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority voted to approve the final version of the fifth London Safety Plan (LSP5).

LSP5 is the Authority's Integrated Risk Management Plan as required by the government's national framework for the fire and rescue service.

The plan outlines a wide range of policies and measures which are intended to improve the safety of Londoners.

The Plan includes details of how savings of £29m will be made. This includes:  

  • The closure of 10 fire stations  
  • Reducing the number of fire engines (pumping appliances) by 14
  • Reducing the number of fire rescue units (specialist rescue vehicles) from 16 to14 
  • Reducing minimum crewing levels on fire rescue units from five firefighters to four 
  • Reducing the number of firefighter posts by 552
  • Introducing alternate crewing arrangements at some stations 
  • Reducing the number of station and group managers to a total of 256, and then ultimately a further reduction to 200

Under the proposals, the Brigade would maintain its existing London-wide attendance target of getting a first fire engine to an emergency within an average six minutes and the second fire engine, if needed, within eight minutes.

This is among the fastest target response time of any emergency service in the country and almost twice as fast as some other fire brigades.

The Plan was subject to a fifteen week public consultation, which ended June 2013.

The Plan was subject to a fifteen week public consultation, which ended on the 17 June 2013.

Previous London Safety Plans

First London Safety Plan 2004-2005 - 805KB Pdf 

Second London Safety Plan 2005-2008 - 2.39MB Pdf

Third London Safety Plan 2008-2011 - 1.51MB Pdf

Fourth London Safety Plan  2010-2013 - 1.28MB Pdf

Our Performance

Every year we set targets and monitor our performance against them and make any improvements we can to the services we provide in London.

Some of these targets are about reducing fires and other emergency incidents, others are about how we deliver our emergency response and the community safety prevention work we do.

Other targets relate to how well we run our organisation.

The Our Performance section has further details and the latest report.

Risk Management Strategy

Our Risk Management Strategy provides a clear direction of travel for the Brigade's risk management arrangements over the next three years.

It has been compiled with best practice in mind (BS31100:2011) but the strategy also takes into account our history and the challenging risk environment that we face as an organisation.
The Strategy outlines our key focus areas, what we will do to achieve those objectives and forms part of our management toolkit to deliver better services.

Statement of accounts (with annual governance statement)

The Authority's annual statement of accounts reports the financial position of the Authority at the end of the year and transactions during the year.

The statement of accounts is audited by the Authority's external auditor and includes an explanatory foreword, income and expenditure account, balance sheet, and the firefighters pension fund account with supporting notes.

The annual governance statement, which is published with the statement of accounts, shows our governance arrangements, explaining the purpose of the framework.

GLA Group Efficiency Plan

In March 2016 the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government invited local authorities to publish locally owned and locally driven four year efficiency plans.

The Greater London Authority Group Efficiency Plans for the four year period 2016-17 to 2019-20 contains the individual efficiency plans for each of the respective functional bodies.

Audit documents