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.
E-cig fire leads to woman being injured
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.
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.
More than three quarters of a million high rise households could be at risk of running into danger according to a new survey by London Fire Brigade.
A landlord who rented out bedsits above a car workshop was ordered to pay £25,000 in fines and costs for breaking fire safety laws.
London Fire Brigade has expressed grave fire safety concerns over a new craze to light alcohol above a tea light and inhale the vapour.
An Orpington recycling centre has been prosecuted by London Fire Brigade for stacking flammable materials 12 times in excess of the size legally allowed.
Firefighters are reminding Londoners not to keep glass bottles or ornaments on window sills after a crystal ball set fire to a bedroom in a home in Romford.
Deliberate fires across the capital have dropped by nearly 90 per cent over the last decade, according to new figures released today by London Fire Brigade.
Brigade to tweet fire safety tips as programme airs
Unattended chip pan bursts into flames in Putney
The London Fire Brigade today released new figures showing a rise in the number of chip pan fires in the capital. The Brigade believes the rise could be down to the current trend for gourmet chips, such as those that are triple cooked.
Firefighters continue to work around the clock to prevent the stricken water treatment works at Kenley, near Purley, from flooding
With the wet weather showing no signs of abating and flooding still affecting many areas of the country, London Fire Brigade has sent help and resources to assist other UK fire and rescue services.
London Fire Brigade offers advice on flooding
Firefighters in London are prepared for a weekend of windy weather in the capital, with the Met Office predicting gusts of up to 50-60mph on Saturday.
London Fire Chiefs are calling on the capital’s housing providers to install sprinklers to help protect vulnerable residents from fire.
The number of fires in London has fallen by a quarter in the last year and by 64 per cent over the last 10 years, which means they are at the lowest level since records began, according to new figures from London Fire Brigade.
The owner of a fried chicken shop who persistently broke fire safety laws has been handed a four month suspended prison sentence and fined a total of £19,000, following a successful prosecution by London Fire Brigade.
With ten London fire stations set to close this Thursday, 9 January, the Chairman of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA), James Cleverly, said today that Londoners will continue to be safe
The six hour strike staged by the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) on New Year’s Eve has now ended.
From Wednesday, 1 January the London Fire Brigade (LFB) will be the first fire service in the country to recover costs from buildings like hospitals, airports and student digs with a poor false alarm record.
London Fire Brigade fire investigators have revealed some of the weird and wonderful causes of the blazes they attend in a bid to highlight the importance of fire safety.
The seventh strike by the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) this evening (Tuesday, 24 December) has now ended.
The most senior fire officer in London today expressed concern about house fires during the festive period, following the announcement that members of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) will be on strike on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.
London fire chiefs are asking the Environment Agency to step in after figures reveal repeated 999 call outs to a Orpington recycling centre have cost the Brigade over half a million pounds.
The judicial review which challenged the Fifth London Safety Plan has not been successful.
‘Locked out’ calls have cost taxpayers nearly £10 million over the last four years, with London’s fire crews attending 28,712 of the calls since April 2009.
The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has announced three further strike dates.
The four hour strike staged by the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) this evening (Saturday) has now ended.
Over the four hour period the Brigade’s 999 control officers received 96 calls. Of these, contingency fire crews attended and successfully dealt with 14 incidents.
London Fire Brigade is asking people to get a takeaway rather than cooking whilst drunk this Friday and Saturday night as the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) is on strike.
New figures released today show that fires caused by electrical heaters have resulted in 11 deaths and nearly 80 injuries over the past five winters.
Two further FBU strike dates announced
Parrot rescued from house fire in Hayes
The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has announced a majority vote (15,758 of 18,446) for industrial action short of a strike, but have not yet announced when this additional action would take place.
Fire chiefs are warning Christmas shoppers to take extra care this festive season by making sure the gifts they buy their nearest and dearest do not inadvertently put them in danger.
A Haringey landlord has been fined a total of £12,520 for flouting fire safety laws in a Muswell Hill house he was renting out
London Fire Brigade has joined forces with housing providers in nine London boroughs as part of its on-going drive to improve its emergency response to fires in the capital’s high rise buildings.
Cannabis factory fires have more than doubled in the last two years according to new figures released today by London Fire Brigade.
With icy weather forecast for the next two weeks, senior officers at the London Fire Brigade have today expressed safety concerns about people taking risks to stay warm, following an online video that shows a man heating his study using tea light candles
London Fire Brigade is staging a training exercise in a Barking tower block to further improve its emergency response to fires in residential high rise buildings.
The London Fire Brigade is urging the UK’s stay-at-home mums to take care today, during the national Fire Brigades Union strike.
Contingency firefighters deal with two fires affecting people's homes
The London Fire Brigade has said that this year’s Bonfire Night was the quietest on record, with just 119 fires in the capital during the whole of 5th November.
The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) have announced a further strike on Wednesday, 13 November between 10am and 2pm.
During today’s two hour Fire Brigades Union (FBU) strike the Brigade’s contingency crews attended a fire in a block of flats on Saint Leonards Street in Bromley by Bow.
This dispute is between the FBU and government about changes to firefighter pensions, but London Fire Brigade is responsible for providing a contingency fire service to the capital when strike action is taken.
Due to an on-going major incident in Dagenham all striking FBU staff who would normally be on duty are immediately being recalled to their fire stations under the terms of the agreed Recall to Duty Procedure.
London Fire Commissioner Ron Dobson said: “The large fire in Dagenham is on-going and has been declared a major incident.
An iron caused a fire in a flat in Walworth at the weekend after a family accidentally left it on when they went to church on Sunday, say fire investigators from the London Fire Brigade.
London Fire Brigade is asking people to cancel their amateur firework displays this Friday and attend organised displays instead because of the national Fire Brigades Union strike.
The London Fire Brigade said today that it received more than 13 times the usual number of calls for a Monday morning at the height of the superstorm, St Jude.
Next FBU strike to fall ahead of Bonfire Night and Diwali
London Fire Brigade is urging Londoners to take care as the capital is expected to be hit with heavy rain and winds that could reach up to 80mph.
A digital camera that had been hidden inside an oven caused a fire last week when a man went to cook his dinner, not realising the camera was inside.
As well as Strictly Come Dancing and the X Factor, this Saturday night, 19 October, will also see the second national firefighter strike over a dispute with Government over pensions.
The London Fire Brigade has had official confirmation that the Fire Brigades Union strike planned for Saturday, 19 October has been called off
London Fire Brigade is reminding people that they should stay out of the kitchen after a few too many, following the recent publication of an article, ‘How to whisk up a mean pissed pasta,’ in the Evening Standard.
London Fire Brigade has joined forces with the Gangmasters Licensing Authority to help drive down fires in ‘beds in sheds’ and other unsafe sleeping accommodation.
In a continued bid to drive down non-emergency calls, the London Fire Brigade has revealed the strangest calls to its 999 Control centre.
Ron Dobson, the London Fire Commissioner, today said that the London Fire Brigade is prepared for further strike action from the Fire Brigades’ Union.
London Fire Brigade says the prosecution of a Croydon chicken shop owner handed a 15 month suspended prison sentence for flouting fire safety laws should serve as a stark warning to business owners and landlords.
London Fire Brigade has today announced that councils and businesses will face tough new penalties if they persistently call 999 to deal with non-emergency lift call outs.
During today’s four hour firefighter strike the London Fire Brigade received eighty four 999 calls and Emergency Fire Contingency Crews (EFCC) attended eight incidents in the capital.
Ahead of the national Fire Brigades Union (FBU) strike, London Fire Brigade is reassuring Londoners that it will be responding to 999 calls throughout the four hour walk-out on Wednesday, 25 September but says it wants people to take extra care
The London Fire Brigade has launched an innovative social media safety campaign aimed at preventing fires and saving lives.
Following today’s announcement of strike action by the Fire Brigades Union the London Fire Brigade says it is ready and prepared to respond with a contingency level of fire and rescue service during the industrial action.
London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority has voted to approve the final version of the draft fifth London Safety Plan (LSP5)
Two off duty firefighters, helped save the life of a football fan who collapsed after a Charlton game at The Valley on Saturday (31 August)
A former boss of a Hounslow restaurant has lost his appeal against a £10,800 fine for eight breaches of fire safety regulations.
London Fire Brigade said today it is ready and prepared to deal with a firefighter strike, following the announcement that 78 per cent of Fire Brigades’ Union (FBU) members who took part in the ballot have voted in favour of strike action.
Hoax calls made to the London Fire Brigade’s 999 control centre have dropped by 48 per cent in the last seven years, Brigade officials said today.
New research released today by the London Fire Brigade shows that vulnerable people are 18 times less likely to have a fire if they receive a home fire safety visit from firefighters.
Firefighters rescuing cats from trees may soon be a thing of the past, said the London Fire Brigade today, after new figures revealed that animal rescues in the capital had fallen by over half.
London Fire Brigade said today that 27 fire engines have been temporarily removed from fire stations across London as part of the Brigade’s contingency plan to prepare for a potential strike over firefighter pensions by the Fire Brigades’ Union (FBU).
Work on a major construction programme which will see nine of the capital’s ageing fire stations being rebuilt is set to get underway from September.
Home in Enfield damaged after vanity mirror magnifies and focuses suns rays while family are away on holiday.
The Mayor has issued a direction to London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA) to adopt and publish the final Fifth London Safety Plan as presented by London Fire Commissioner Ron Dobson on Thursday, 18 July
Brigade says incidents involving handcuffs, toilet seats and electrical items went up last year
With a long, hot summer predicted, fire chiefs are warning businesses to check their air conditioning systems are in good working order following two blazes caused by poorly maintained units in a week.
After dealing with a huge increase in grass and forest fires, London’s firefighters are now on flood alert after the Met Office issued a ‘yellow alert’ severe weather warning for the capital tonight and into tomorrow.
London firefighters have attended an average of 29 grass fires a day this July (1-21). The total number of grass fires for that period is 613 - seven times higher than last year. The busiest day was last Monday, (15 July) with 52 grass fires attended.
London’s firefighters had a busy day yesterday dealing with a spate of grass fires across London, the worst since the summer of 2006.
Firefighters are dealing with twice as many grass fires in London compared with last year
The hot weather may be great for the cricket between England and Australia but London firefighters are dealing with 15 grass fires every day which could rise unless people act responsibly.
The London Fire Commissioner has today published revised proposals for the future of the capital’s fire and rescue service, which will now be discussed by the Fire Authority on Thursday, 18 July.
London crews take home top prize in several award categories at UK Rescue Challenge
After another explosive edition of EastEnders, London Fire Brigade is reminding people that mixing candles and too much alcohol can lead to disaster.
Following four barbecue blazes in the capital during last Sunday’s hot weather, the London Fire Brigade has issued an urgent ‘barbecue blaze’ warning.
Following a national media story about children sleeping through the sound of smoke alarms the London Fire Brigade is stressing the importance of smoke alarms and teaching children about the dangers of fire.
Speaking on the Chancellor’s announcement, London Fire Commissioner Ron Dobson said: “It’s essential government recognise that the fire and rescue service needs a level of protection
London Fire Brigade say that a Carshalton school’s sprinkler system played a vital role in helping to limit the damage when a fire broke out in a classroom yesterday (Monday).
Rita was awarded the medal for her distinguished contribution to local government and the fire and rescue service over the last 35 years.
London Fire Brigade is offering to give fire safety advice to a barbecue-a-day fundraiser after pictures of him cooking caused concern.
London Fire Commissioner is reminding Londoners that they still have time to get involved in the public consultation on the future of the London Fire Brigade.
London Fire Brigade has today pledged to play a leading role in promoting a wider understanding of fire safety among high rise residents.
Capital's fire crews highly trained to deal with large-scale rescue operations
Commissioner welcomes opportunity to feed into report
The London Fire Brigade has joined forces with the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA), Transport for London (TfL) and the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) in a bid to make people more vigilant when hiring a limousine.
Hospitals could face £700,00 bill
London Fire Brigade has joined forces with Ghent Fire Brigade in Belgium in a project designed to make both fire and rescue services greener.
The former owner and retired director of a Clapham health spa has been handed a four month suspended prison sentence and ordered to pay £30,000 court costs for breaking fire safety laws.
New figures released by London Fire Brigade reveal that there are more than ten fires a week in the capital’s care homes and sheltered accommodation.
New figures released today by the London Fire Brigade show that young professionals are having two fewer fires a week since the Brigade started using social media to share vital fire safety advice with the public.
London Fire Brigade said today that a newborn baby foal was rescued by its specially trained firefighters this morning from the River Lea in Essex after being trapped in the water by 12 foot banks overnight.
Firefighters highlight fires caused by mirrors, candles, straighteners and hairdryers.
London Fire Brigade said today that over four million people – half of the population of London – have seen an image of a set of burnt hair straighteners it posted on its Facebook page yesterday.
Londoners are being urged to attend public meetings to have their say on the future of the capital’s fire service.
London Fire Commissioner Ron Dobson said: “This was a tragic fire and I would like to express my personal sadness and offer condolences from all at the London Fire Brigade to the families and loved ones of those who died on 3 July 2009.
Six people, including two young children, were ‘lucky to escape with their lives’ after the blaze broke out on Wednesday night in the car wash immediately below their unsafe living accommodation.
A landlord who rented out rooms in a disused Kentish Town pub has received a suspended prison sentence and ordered to carry out 100 hours of community service for breaking fire safety laws.
The London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority is today launching a public consultation on its Draft Fifth London Safety Plan, which outlines how the Authority will continue to keep Londoners safe over the next three years.
231 people killed in nightclub fire over weekend
Two men and a child rescued from frozen lakes
Members of London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority met today (Monday, 21 January) to discuss the draft Fifth London Safety Plan.
Serious fires caused by Londoners taking 'extreme measures' to keep warm
The Commissioner of the London Fire Brigade has published proposals for the Draft Fifth London Safety Plan..
Six people including four young children were taken to hospital with carbon monoxide poisoning after a woman used a barbecue indoors to dry her clothes.
Modern fridges and freezers are the ‘most dangerous household appliance when involved in a fire’, according to a new report from the London Fire Brigade (LFB).
He receives the Queen's Fire Service Medal
Eight people, including six young children, rescued by crews from Christmas Day blaze
Brigade looks into how Twitter could be used in the future
London firefighters have today pledged to ‘fix’ Coldplay’s Chris Martin after his wife Gwyneth Paltrow revealed his cooking disasters have twice led to 999 call outs.
Fire evacuation exercise to take place on Sunday 9th December
With temperatures in the capital set to drop below freezing this weekend, fire chiefs are issuing a warning as new figures show that electric heaters cause around one fire a day in London during winter.
London fire chiefs said today that the capital’s worst culprits for false fire alarms, including hospitals and universities, could face a bill of over a million pounds each year.
Specialist alarm saves woman from fire
Babcock International Group will manage and maintain Brigade's fleet of fire engines and specialist equipment on an interim basis.
Bonfire Night 2012 saw the smallest number of fires across the capital since records began, according to preliminary figures from the London Fire Brigade.
Stray firework burns loft of house in Dalston
Bonfire Night fires have dropped by two-thirds over the last five years, according to new figures released today by London Fire Brigade.
New figures released today by the London Fire Brigade reveal that the number of hoax calls attended each year by the capital’s firefighters has fallen by 83 per cent over the last decade.
A London firefighter has seen off tough competition from fire and rescue services across the UK to be named ‘Firefighter of the Year’ at the prestigious Spirit of Fire Awards.
The number of road traffic accidents attended by the capital’s fire crews is at the lowest level in over 25 years, according to new figures released by the London Fire Brigade today.
Hospitals in London are the biggest culprits when it comes to calling firefighters to false alarms, according to the London Fire Brigade’s top 10 list released today.
Two men were rescued from an outbuilding being used as a bedsit in Melfort Road, Thornton Heath last night.
New figures released today by London Fire Brigade reveal the full life threatening extent of fires in “beds in sheds” and other buildings that should not be being lived in.
London Fire Brigade first public body to use ‘virtual augmented reality’
Four disused, Grade II listed cottages at the rear of West Hampstead Fire Station may be brought back into use to help London’s housing shortage, according to a new report published this week.
A West End hair salon, owned by celebrity hairdresser Daniel Hersheson, has been ordered to pay £40,000 in fines and costs for ignoring fire safety laws, following a successful prosecution by London Fire Brigade.
Deliberate fires across the capital have dropped by four-fifths over the last decade, according to new figures released today by London Fire Brigade.
Firefighters to chop roofs off limos and stretch Hummers in preparation for World Rescue Challange 2012
For the first time care workers across the country are to be given new advice in a bid to cut fire deaths by helping them spot the tell tale signs of someone who is at high risk of having a fire.
The number of fires in London has more than halved over the last decade and is now at its lowest point since records began in 1966, according to new figures from the London Fire Brigade.
Builders rescued from 22nd floor contractors' lift
Three kitchen fires in one day sparks warning from LFB
Nine people taken to hospital after fire.
With thousands of Olympic fans set to fire up their BBQs this weekend as temperatures in the capital reach their highest of the Games, the London Fire Commissioner is reminding potential garden-chefs to take extra care.
Firefighters rescue boy from lake
London Fire Commissioner reminds people to take care when celebrating the 2012 Games
Quick thinking firefighters returning from a routine fire safety inspection helped to save two lives in the space of 30 minutes on Wembley High Road last week.
Animal rescues have shot up by almost 60 per cent over the past six years
Today the London Fire Brigade’s flagship youth scheme celebrates 10 years of changing young peoples’ lives with a birthday wish for more external funding.
Hornsey firefighter to be awarded for his life saving actions
Magnified mirror concentrates sun's rays and causes fire
28 flooding incidents so far today
England fans are being told to get a takeaway on their way home from the pub during Euro 2012 rather than cooking at home and risking burning down their house.
Trainee firefighter saves man's life at serious road traffic collision
Millions of people will be celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee this weekend and London’s firefighters are reminding people to take care to ensure their celebrations don’t go with a bang.
Public urged to call a locksmith, not 999, if there is not a genuine emergency
Tooting restaurant damaged by poppadom fire
Lamp on homemade chicken incubator causes bungalow blaze
London fire chiefs are writing to letting agents advising them to ensure that home-owners cashing in on the Olympics do not fall foul of fire safety laws and put lives at risk.
Firefighters advise people to stay well away from moving water
Boy with cancer meets Tottenham firefighters and fireman Sam
Bulldozer plunges 40 feet down into water filled quarry pit
Seagull incident had nothing to do with health and safety concerns.
Fire at industrial estate left thousands of homes without power
The London Fire Brigade has confirmed that it has a sufficient number of firefighters volunteering to work extra hours during the Olympics to fulfil all its commitments for providing fire cover on the Olympic Park during this summer’s Games.
Flat blaze following night time toilet break
London Fire Brigade is urging people thinking of storing fuel to take extreme care and follow safety guidelines after a woman suffered serious burns when she tried to decant petrol in her home
London Fire Brigade is urging businesses to place warnings on both websites and petrol cans – some known as Jerry cans - so that people don’t accidentally fall foul of the law.
Advice on storing petrol at home
March grass fire warning
Brigade warns about dangers of lava lamps and unattended pans
London Fire Brigade has announced its PFI partner for a construction programme which will see nine of its ageing fire stations rebuilt to provide facilities fit for the 21st century
Members of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority have today agreed to outsource the London Fire Brigade’s 999 control and mobilising service.
Firefighters pump water away from replica of Francis Drake's war ship.
A Bonfire Night safety campaign by the London Fire Brigade has won a gold award at the prestigious Fresh Public Relations Awards.
The London Fire Brigade is today calling on businesses to follow The Co-operative’s lead and help fund its flagship youth scheme.
A new report from the London Fire Brigade shows that since the introduction of new start and finish times for firefighters, Londoners are safer than ever before.
Toddler taken to hospital following bedroom fire.
London Fire Brigade has reinforced its commitment to providing the capital with a first class fire and rescue service by investing £7.5 million in a major fire station rebuilding project.
Unemployed young people in Tottenham, where last summer’s riots started, will today begin a new week-long firefighting course which will give them the skills to get into training, education or the workplace.
Brigade's Dany Cotton accepts Assistant Commissioner role.
Fire chiefs have today issued a warning for people to keep themselves and their pets away from frozen lakes, rivers and ponds after firefighters were called to a spate of rescues over the last week.
Woman injured by candle at central London hen do.
A hotel owner has paid the price for ignoring fire safety laws and been hit with a £210,000 fine following a successful prosecution by London Fire Brigade.
Capital's firefighters urge caution during freezing weather.
The transformation of a potential white elephant into a hub for the capital’s 999 fire response service will be officially recognised on Wednesday 1 February when fire minister Bob Neill, MP opens a new London Fire Brigade operations centre in Merton.
Capital's fire crews called out to false fire alarms every ten minutes.
The London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority will today discuss a report suggesting that millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money could be saved by sharing more fire stations with the ambulance service.
London Fire Brigade is calling for a spotlight to be shone on the growing problem of the capital’s fire trap “hidden housing.”
New figures released by London Fire Brigade show that last year, there was one fire every three days in the capital’s schools, colleges and nurseries - the equivalent of one fire for nearly every school day.