London Fire Brigade

Who we are

We are part of a group of organisations under the 'umbrella' of the Greater London Authority (GLA). For more information on our relationship with other authorities when preparing for a major incident please visit our Emergency Planning page.

We are the busiest fire and rescue service in the country and one of the largest firefighting and rescue organisations in the world protecting people and property from fire within the 1587 square kilometres of Greater London. 

The LFB is run by the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA), known on this site as the Fire Authority.