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Commonwealth Games hammer thrower: London firefighter

London firefighter takes part in a Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games final.

Brigade calls on councillors to turn up heat on fire safety

London Fire Brigade is calling on councillors from all 33 of the capital’s local authorities to make sure they are using their scrutiny powers to keep London’s estates safe from fire.

London Fire Brigade's performance on target

London Fire Brigade has hit the majority of its targets for the year ending March 2014, including average fire engine arrival times, reducing fatalities and reducing fire related injuries.

Children get stuck in the strangest places

We reveal our most unusual child rescues to keep children safe this summer.

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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.