Safer standards for children's dressing up clothes only part of the solution
Crews from our Stanmore fire station had a surprise in store for Harrow resident Diana Gould when they turned up in a fire engine to wish her a happy 103rd birthday.
Fire Cadets meet 96 year old Dunkirk veteran Bill Holliday
London fire chiefs say that Sainsbury’s sprinklers helped prevent potentially devastating damage to its distribution depot in Charlton after a blaze broke out on the site on Monday afternoon.
We sent a team out to Nepal to help with search and rescue, watch our video about what happened.
London Fire Brigade is backing Claudia Winkleman’s call for people to take care around candles after the Strictly star spoke for the first time about the serious burns her daughter suffered in a Halloween costume fire.
We've had some interesting and unusual incidents in April.
A landlady has been fined £160,000 and ordered to pay £40,000 prosecution costs for breaking fire safety laws following a fatal fire in one of the Hounslow properties she rented out.
Firefighters will use specialist search and rescue skills.
London Fire Brigade has offered a six-year-old an exclusive day out with firefighters after he wrote a letter about the Holborn fire.
We are warning of the hidden dangers of cooling-off in open water, as the capital's weather warms up.
London Fire Commissioner Ron Dobson has praised people’s patience while firefighters dealt with the Holborn fire – a fire which the Commissioner says demonstrates just how complex London’s environment can be.
We’ll be explaining the dangers of fires in London’s so-called beds in sheds for a BBC One show tonight.
London Assembly Member Gareth Bacon has been appointed Chair
London Fire Brigade is warning of the dangers of smoking in bed after a man narrowly avoided injury when a discarded cigarette set his bed alight last week.
Old Kent Road’s brand new fire station opened yesterday, Tuesday, 24 March.
An off duty Wennington firefighter and his partner has been tracked down by the couple they gave first aid to after a serious road traffic collision in Bournemouth.
We're warning the capital's high rise landlords that they must do more to protect their tenants from fire as new figures reveal that there are nearly two blazes everyday* in London's purpose-built flats.
On this day in 1993, firefighters tackled a blaze at William Morris School, Mitcham.
Nine years ago today, the sky in Penge was filled with thick, black smoke as more than 50 firefighters and officers tackled a blaze at a flooring warehouse on Green Lane.
Four fire deaths, 30 injuries and 530 fires in London's care homes last year shows the need for sprinklers to be installed to protect vulnerable people, the Brigade claims.
Around 75 firefighters tackled a fire at Field House in Chancery Lane, near Holborn.
We’re pleased St George’s hospital, Tooting has announced plans to tackle false alarms following our campaign which named them at the top for automatic call-outs.
Borough Commander, Richard Claydon, explains how his firefighters are engaging with the local Gurkha community.
Fire chiefs have welcomed the announcement of new regulations which will make it obligatory for landlords to provide a smoke alarm on every floor of their property and test them at the beginning and end of every tenancy.
Salim Patel, was fined £200,000 and ordered to pay £29,922 court costs after putting lives at risk by flouting fire safety laws.
Fires caused by smokers carelessly disposing of cigarettes have fallen by a quarter since the introduction of fire safe cigarette standards.
We are calling for fridge freezer manufacturers to act now to make their products safer.
Fifty years since the King's Road station opened its doors
Mitcham’s brand new fire station opened 23 February, replacing the existing station in Lower Green West, where crews have been based for most of the last 100 years.
Purley firefighters have temporarily relocated while upgrade work takes place to provide the area with a new state of the art fire station.
We are urging landlords to take advantage of a new guide issued by the National Landlords Association (NLA) to protect their tenants and ensure they don’t fall foul of fire safety laws.
The winter sun caused another fire on Monday when a concave mirror focussed sunlight onto a shirt that was draped over a chair in East Dulwich. Thankfully it only caused a small amount of damage to the house on Peckham Rye at around 2pm.
London Fire Brigade is urging people to take extra care ahead of the 24 hour Fire Brigade’s Union strike on Wednesday.
First time ever our station has received a blessing
Fire chiefs are concerned the new Fifty Shades of Grey film could lead to more people being stuck or trapped in objects like handcuffs or rings
London Fire Brigade has unveiled its brand new state-of-the-art £7 million training centre in Park Royal.
We're receiving a dozen calls a day from people with flooded homes
Wembley Red Watch granted the wish of a seriously ill five year old boy to be a firefighter for the day.
The London Fire Brigade has issued an urgent warning to parents after a new fire report released today revealed a battery driven toy car caused a potentially life threatening fire.
Unlike the famous song from Frozen the cold does bother firefighters as people risk their lives by playing on icy lakes and ponds during the big freeze.
Take advantage of a new way to register your household appliances.
Firefighters in London are preparing for more stormy weather in the capital, with the Met Office predicting gusts of up to 50-60mph and heavy rain on Wednesday evening into Thursday morning.
We’re warning Londoner’s living in high rise and purpose built flats not to put lives at risk by blocking their stairways and hallways with Christmas clutter if they have a Boxing Day clear out.
Bexley firefighters spread Christmas cheer by cooking for the elderly at the station on Sunday, 21 December.
A Marylebone pub landlord has been hit with a £35,000 fine for breaking fire safety laws and potentially putting her customers and tenants at risk after we successfully prosecuted them.
Does Islington have the best Indian? Dalston do the best doners? And Bromley the best burgers?
As the cold weather bites and with the Fire Brigades’ Union (FBU) set to go on strike, we're warning people to take extra care with their electric heaters.
Between November and January the number of candle fires increase dramatically.
On the eve of Black Friday, a woman and her four children cheated death when a fire ripped through their bedroom as they were sleeping.
London Fire Brigade’s communications team are today celebrating winning the Corporate Communications Award for best use of digital as part of a communications strategy.
Our new West Norwood fire station on Knight’s Hill was officially opened today (25 November) by Fire Minister Penny Mordaunt MP. It replaces the old fire station on Norwood Road
We have teamed up for the first time with THINK! to remind people of the dangers of drink driving, ahead of the Christmas party season.
We are urging everyone to get a carbon monoxide alarm after a woman was alerted to the harmful gases when hers sounded this morning.
Numbers of fires have been increasing
London Fire Brigade is urging the public to attend organised firework displays this Bonfire Night, after seven people suffered serious fire related injuries last November 5.
The Fire Brigades Union’s 47th period of strike action ended last night. The four day strike began at 1800 on 31 October and finished at 1800 on Tuesday 4 November.
We're backing Claudia Winkleman’s warning about the dangers of candles, open fires and fireworks after her daughter was hospitalized following a Halloween party.
We are urging Londoners to take care in the run up to Bonfire Night as the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has announced strike action in the days before the annual celebration.
We are urging the public not to give themselves an unnecessary fright this Halloween and to take extra care using candles.
As a new drama hits our screens depicting the Great Fire of London our Commission has said the public are now more safe from fire than ever before.
Firefighters and officers receive commendations for their bravery
We have successfully prosecuted a Clapham landlord who let tenants carry on living in his property despite our fire safety inspectors slapping a notice on it to prevent its use due to serious fire safety concerns.
Today at Barnet Coroner’s Court, Her Majesty’s Coroner Andrew Walker recorded a narrative verdict following an inquest into the death of Santosh Benjamin Muthiah who died after a house fire in November 2010.
We’re warning of the dangers of leaving mattresses and other materials stacked up against the outside of your home presenting an opportunity for would be arsonists to strike.
One of the country’s biggest care home providers has today been ordered to pay £170,622 for contravening fire safety laws following a fire in which a woman died.
Students are being asked to avoid ‘freshers’ week fires’ and to check that the electrical goods in their new accommodation are not putting their lives at risk.
As millions will watch Alfie Moon start a fire by throwing a cigarette into a bin tonight London Fire Brigade has released new statistics about the devastating effects of fires caused by smoking.
We are warning flat owners not to put lives at risk by replacing potentially life saving fire safety doors when they make home improvements.
Today we exclusively revealed the places in the capital where you are most likely to get shut in a lift.
We’ve released a new report warning of the dangers of counterfeit Apple iPhone chargers, which could put people’s lives at risk.
The Chief Fire Officer of the London Fire Brigade, Ron Dobson has today announced his resignation from the position of London Fire Commissioner.
We’ve issued an urgent warning after an inquest today heard that two people died in a house fire caused by unsafe cigarettes which did not conform with European Union safety standards.
Those who buy cigarettes for patients who use oxygen equipment to help breathe are placing them at risk of suffering from ‘badger burns’ to the face and head.
Our firefighters have been kitted out with brand new uniforms to wear when they are out and about in the capital advising Londoners about fire safety.
London Fire Brigade attended 30 flood related incidents yesterday afternoon as ‘biblical’ downpours hit parts of the capital.
We're reassuring Londoners that it's okay to 'carry on camping’ in August so long as they take extra care especially during the Fire Brigades Union strike next week.
London’s cluttered communal stairwells and hallways are affected by more than one fire every day new figures reveal.
Tonight the country will mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I by turning their lights out between 10pm and 11pm.
We’ve announced the winners of our £180,000 funding* competition held to encourage more housing providers to install potentially life saving sprinklers.
London firefighter takes part in a Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games final.
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 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.
We reveal our most unusual child rescues to keep children safe this summer.
Haringey youngsters were awarded a qualification after completing their Community Fire Cadet Course at a special Passing Out Parade on Saturday, 19 July.
Firefighters are today reminding Enfield residents living in purpose built flats about the importance of knowing their fire safety plan following a blaze in Ponders End.
The London Fire Brigade are concerned there could be a sharp increase in the number of grass fires this weekend as the capital looks forward to a heat wave.
Fire chiefs are calling on the capital’s teenagers to help pass on vital life saving fire safety advice to their families as part of its campaign to ensure people living in high rise flats know what to do in the event of a fire.
Fire chiefs are asking parents to teach their children about the dangers of hoax calls ahead of the school holidays and a week of industrial action by the Fire Brigades Union.
Firefighters are reminding Londoners about the importance of keeping crystal furnishings out of direct sunlight after a crystal doorknob started a house fire yesterday morning.
Members of the Fire Brigades Union set to strike on Thursday 10 July
London Fire Brigade today praised the actions of a teenage boy who saved his family from a fire caused by a fridge freezer in Battersea in south west London last week.
Around five house fires a week are caused by electrical fuse boards
A new ‘Fire Facts’ report published today by the London Fire Brigade shows that the majority of fire deaths in the capital happen when there is a delay in people dialling 999.
The seven hour strike staged by the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) today (Saturday, 21 June) has now ended.
The recent warm dry weather has led fire chiefs to issue an urgent grass fires warning as the Fire Brigades Union strike on Saturday.
Firefighter training exercise in Isleworth
People living in unsuitable buildings becoming more apparent across London
The thirteenth strike by the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has ended.
UK's most senior woman fire officer awarded
London Fire Brigade said today it wants people to get a takeaway instead of cooking under the influence of alcohol which could lead them scoring an own goal during the World Cup.
One of the three is critically injured after barbecue accident
Brand-new training centre opened by Boris Johnson
The family tried to tackle the fire themselves.
A Croydon care home has been hit with fines and costs totalling nearly £70,000 for putting its elderly residents at risk of fire following a successful prosecution by London Fire Brigade.
Fire crews from London Fire Brigade will stage the rescue of a collapsed construction worker from a tunnel as part of an emergency service training exercise next week.
Fire chiefs advise public never to light barbecues on balconies due to fire risk
Firefighters tackled a fire in a heavily cluttered home in Shepherds Bush just hours before fire and care professionals held a summit to discuss issues of fires involving vulnerable people.
Hoarding has been a factor in nearly 20 fire deaths over the past three years.
London Fire Brigade has today released a video which shows the devastating effects of a fire in a hoarder’s home. The film illustrates how quickly a fire can take hold in these conditions.
Don't call the midwife - call London Fire Brigade
Bank holiday weekend strike ends
Fire chiefs are calling on Londoners to take extra care with their barbecues this bank holiday weekend with the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) set to strike over a dispute with the Government over pensions.
Firefighters investigating the cause of a flat fire on Sydney Road in Enfield over the weekend are reminding people never to try and extinguish a hot oil fire with water.
London Fire Brigade is showing its environmental credentials by road testing its first zero-emissions blue-light vehicle.
The London Fire Brigade is hosting one of the largest and most comprehensive exercises in its history this weekend, with fire crews taking part in a three-day exercise based around a plane crash in the capital.
A large number of emergency service vehicles will be present in the area
FBU announce three strike dates
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.