London Fire Brigade

Emergency response

London Fire Brigade aims to ensure the capital has the very best response possible in an emergency, whatever the circumstances.

This means answering emergency calls and getting the right equipment and staff to an incident as quickly as possible.

We operate 103 fire stations (including one river fire station) providing an emergency response 24 hours a day, all year round.

Our staff are internationally recognised for the work they do at a wide range of incidents. This includes responding to fires but may include rescues from collapsed buildings, car and rail crashes or other challenging scenarios.

Our London Safety Plan (see Corporate publications) sets out how we provide our services in London.

We measure the emergency response we provide against targets and our performance is scrutinised by the government. See how we performed and how this compares to other fire and rescue services in the Our performance section.