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Fire chiefs welcome inclusion of smoke alarm question in housing survey

The London Fire Brigade has welcomed changes to the English Housing Survey Questionnaire which will now include a question asking residents when their smoke alarms were last tested.

‘Exploding’ e-cig leads to safety warning from Brigade

E-cig fire leads to woman being injured

Former fire cadet’s funding plea to London businesses

A former fire cadet is calling on local businesses to back the scheme that helped him turn his life around. Without funding, the future of the London Fire Brigade’s cadet scheme is uncertain.

New West Norwood Fire Station reaches building milestone

Construction of West Norwood’s brand new £4.9 million state-of-the art fire station has reached a milestone with the completion of the main structure of the building now completed.

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Fires are rubbish

Last year there were over 8,000 fires in London caused by rubbish. They start easily, and a large number of them are started deliberately.

Fire safer cigarettes

Fires caused by smokers’ materials are more likely than other domestic fires to cause death or serious injury. LFB campaigned with other organisations to ensure that all cigarettes sold in the UK meet a fire safer cigarette standard.