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.
Babcock International Group will manage and maintain Brigade's fleet of fire engines and specialist equipment on an interim basis.
Specialist alarm saves woman from fire
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.
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
Flat blaze following night time toilet break
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.
March grass fire warning
Brigade warns about dangers of lava lamps and unattended pans
Advice on storing petrol at home
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.