London Fire Brigade

Firefighter industrial action

Strike update (4 Nov 2010)

Fire EngineThe Fire Brigades Union (FBU) have called off the strike planned for the bonfire night weekend. See the press release.

Help us to promote fire safety messages

There are some practical tips that you could pass on to your family and friends to help them keep safe in their homes:

  • Make sure that you have a smoke alarm, check that it works and change the battery if you need to
  • Make sure you know how you would get out of your home if there is a fire – and that everyone in your home knows
  • Stub cigarettes out properly and dispose of them carefully
  • Put candles out, use a snuffer or a spoon, it’s safer than blowing them out when sparks can fly
  • Double check the cooker is off
  • Turn heaters off and put up fireguards
  • Turn off and unplug electrical appliances, unless they are designed to be left on – like your fridge
  • Close inside doors at night to stop a fire from spreading
  • Make sure exits are kept clear
  • Keep door and window keys where everyone can find them

Passing this advice on to your family, friends will help keep them safer during any period of reduced fire cover – and is good advice at all times. 

Do you have a business?

If you have responsibilities under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order, you should take particular care to ensure your fire risk assessment has been reviewed and is current. Also you should ensure that you have an emergency plan and that all your staff are familiar with it and are able to respond.

For more advice see our information for businesses.

Download our fire safety posters

Help us to spread our fire safety messages by displaying our fire safety posters and leaflets. Download them from the related documents link below.

Related documents