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Tenants offered free alarms after landlords ‘ignore’ new law

We are offering tenants in the capital’s privately rented properties free smoke alarms because it fears some ‘rogue’ landlords are putting lives at risk by ignoring new laws.


Exercise Unified Response launch conference audio clips

The biggest multi-agency exercise in the Brigade's history was successfully launched at a conference at Guildhall, London, on Wednesday 20 January.


LFB 150 - Camden Market Fire 2008

On 9 February 2008, huge fires broke out in London's iconic Camden market. Twenty fire engines were called and 100 firefighters tackled the fire through the night.

Fire Authority to decide on Budget proposals following public consultation

The London Fire Commissioner has today published a report on the Brigade’s budget for 2016/17, which will be discussed by the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority on Wednesday, 17 February.


LFB 150 - Remembering Frederick Davies

Today (5 February 2016) marks 70 years since Fireman Frederick Davies was posthumously awarded the George Cross. He died attempting to save two girls from a fire in Harlesden, north-west London.


Property giant prosecuted after sheltered accommodation blaze

A fire in Sidcup sheltered accommodation block, which injured a 91 year old woman, has led to one of the UK’s largest property service groups being prosecuted by our fire safety and legal teams for breaking fire safety laws.


London Fire Brigade equipment helping to save lives of Syrians

The director of White Helmets visited Old Kent Road Fire Station to thank us for the equipment that we’ve supplied and which has helped them to rescue over 50,000 people


Fatal high rise fire should be 'wake up call' says Judge

Housing manager Lewisham Homes has been fined £40,000 and ordered to pay £23,407 prosecution costs for breaking fire safety laws following a fatal fire in a Deptford tower block in which two women died.


Crew Manager, Victoria, and her firefighter dad make history

Firefighter dad 'proud' of his Crew Manager daughter


LFB 150 - 1918 fire remains our darkest day

On the 30 January 1918, seven firefighters tragically lost their lives when a building collapsed following a fire at the Albert Embankment. The tragedy remains the greatest single loss of London firefighters during peacetime.


Leaseholder of ‘fire trap’ pub receives 16 month suspended sentence

The former leaseholder of a Walworth public house has received a 16 month suspended prison sentence for breaking fire safety laws following a successful prosecution by London Fire Brigade.


LFB 150 – New book uncovers amazing bravery of Jewish firefighters during the Blitz

Today marks Holocaust Memorial Day and as part of the Brigade’s 150 year celebrations we are championing a new book that documents the bravery of Jewish firefighters in London during the Second World War.


Dagenham crews move into brand new fire station

State-of-the-art building larger appliance bays, a six-storey drill tower for training and publicly accessible areas.


Last chance to get involved in London fire budget consultation

The Chairman of London Fire Authority is reminding Londoners that they still have time to get involved in the public consultation on how the Brigade can make £6.4m of budget savings for 2016/17.

LFB 150 – Stephen Maynard remembered 36 years after Limehouse ship blaze

Today firefighters past and present stood to remember Leading Fireman Stephen Maynard who died at a ship fire in Limehouse Basin 36 years ago.


HMS Severn supports our 150th anniversary celebrations

As part of our 150th anniversary celebrations the Royal Navy patrol vessel HMS Severn is arriving in the capital for a four-day visit today.


LFB 150 – Tragic Smithfield fire leads to operational changes

Today (23 January) marks 58 years since a fire at Smithfield Market tragically claimed the lives of two firefighters.


Cold snap could lead to more electric heater blazes Brigade warns

New figures released today show that fires caused by electrical heaters have resulted in 12 deaths and nearly 231 injuries over the past five years.


Londoners urged to register appliances as new fire figures released

Over 300 fires a year are caused by white goods and 89 per cent of these are the result of a fault in the appliance or its electrical supply.


LFB150 - The day the whale came to London

On this day a decade ago firefighters try to save the life of a whale that got lost and was swimming in the Thames.


Brigade sent to the Tower

We will be staging a major multi-agency training exercise at the Tower of London today (Tuesday 19 January).


Cold snap prompts firefighter ice warning

As the capital braces itself for chilly weather this weekend, we’re warning people to stay at a safe distance away from ice and frozen ponds.


Noble firefighter rescues unwise owl in Hayes

Owner located of owl rescued by firefighter’s in her first animal rescue

Brigade pays tribute to London’s first post-war black firefighter ahead of ceremonial funeral

Frank Arthur Bailey came to London from Guyana in 1953 and joined West Ham Fire Brigade in 1955.


London firefighter recognised in New Year’s Honours for sending ambulances to countries in need

A Chelsea firefighter has been awarded the British Empire Medal in the New Year’s Honours list for voluntary services to people and animals aboard.


Brigade turns 150

We've announced a year of celebration and fire safety events.

Happy New Year Molly who survived miracle road traffic collision

Firefighters hail her bravery and courage that helped her survive a serious crash in July last year.

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