Strictly Come Dancing, X Factor and Twitter helped make last November 5 the quietest on record for the capital’s firefighters, according to a new report being published next month.
The number of fires and the number of people who lost their lives to fire in London fell this year, according to initial figures released today by the London Fire Brigade.
Fire chiefs are today warning Christmas holiday-makers that they are at risk of returning home to a house flooded by frozen pipes.
As the office Christmas party season reaches full swing, the London Fire Brigade is launching a new safety campaign to encourage young people not to cook after a night out drinking.
London Fire Brigade has today asked cricketing legend Shane Warne to back their Christmas cooking campaign after the Australian badly burnt his hand in a cooking accident putting his return to cricket into serious doubt.
Firefighters are today urging people to take extra care when putting up their Christmas decorations following a severe fire last night.
Brigade to lead the way for national fire policy.
The London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority has welcomed the publication of the interim report from the Communities and Victims Panel.
Members of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority have today agreed proposals that will see the biggest modernisation of firefighter training in over a century.
Firefighters reveal startling number of rescue incidents involving machinery, objects and household items.
A revolutionary new type of cigarette could save one life every five days in the UK by cutting the number of fires caused by smoking, according to the London Fire Brigade.
London experiences quieter Bonfire Night than expected.
London Fire Brigade has swooped to close a number of commercial buildings being used as living accommodation after uncovering some of the worst fire risks safety officers have ever seen.
London’s firefighters have been testing their emergency response skills in preparation for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The winding up petitions against the company that runs the London Fire Brigade’s fire engines have today been withdrawn in a hearing at the High Court.
Fire chiefs at the London Fire Brigade have today revealed recommendations that would lead to the biggest changes to firefighter training for over a century.
Brigade to hold the world's first ever Bonfire Night twitterthon.
Over 2,000 homes across London are being lost to fires each year according to new figures released today by London Fire Brigade, causing an estimated £120 million worth of damage and adding to the housing shortage across the capital.
Young people in Tottenham, one of the areas worst affected by August’s civil disturbances, will this week experience what it is like to be a firefighter, as they take part in the London Fire Brigade’s flagship youth programme.
London Fire Brigade hopes to reach 1 million people with its top fire safety messages.
London hosts the country's biggest and most prestigious firefighter event
Fire investigators believe that a chest freezer may have caused the Neasden fire.
600 firefighters from all over the country and London Fire Commissioner Ron Dobson will be observing a minute’s silence for the six people who died in a serious house fire overnight on Sonia Gardens in Neasden.
A Camberwell building owner has today received a six month sentence suspended for 12 months after being found guilty of breaking a number of fire safety laws. He was also sentenced to 150 hours of community service and told to pay over £13,000 in costs.
Firefighters in London were battling, on average, one fire every nine minutes for five consecutive days during the recent civil disturbances, according to a new report from the London Fire Brigade.
Firefighters set to pull fire engine across London to raise money for charities that helped their injured colleagues.
Firefighters remember all those affected by 9/11.
Chairman of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA), Cllr Brian Coleman, has today made a statement to the London Assembly at the annual LFEPA Question Time:
With only weeks to go until this year’s biggest firefighter event, London Fire Brigade is preparing to welcome fire and rescue services from across the UK to this year’s UK Rescue Challenge London 2011.
London Fire Brigade is offering Kate Winslet the opportunity to train with firefighters after she bravely rescued Richard Branson’s mother from a fire on his multi-million pound luxury holiday island.
Firefighters on flood alert.
London Fire Brigade has been longlisted for a prestigious competition to advertise on London’s buses.
New figures released today show that London’s firefighters dealt with over 100 serious fires related to the recent civil disturbances in the capital.
Emergency calls into the Brigade’s 999 Control Centre remained higher than normal last night but firefighters were not sent to deal with any significant fires associated with unrest.
London’s firefighters dealt with no significant fires associated with the recent unrest last night but crews remain vigilant.
No fires overnight associated with civil unrest.
A new arson prevention guide has today been issued by London Fire Brigade urging businesses to take extra measures to protect themselves as the threat of disturbances across the capital continues.
Several large fires attended across London overnight.
Three fire engines damaged in overnight disturbances.
Firefighters are either fighting or trying to get to a number of fires across the capital, all related to the civil disturbances experienced over the past three nights.
Did you know that during Victorian times firefighters had to live at fire stations with their families and their children cleaned uniforms and fire engines? Or that Edward VII used to attend incidents and had his own special Brigade uniform?
Public invited to meet former Olympian and take part in firefighting exercises.
As thousands of schools across the country prepare to break up for the summer holidays, London Fire Brigade is warning that it faces a flood of hoax calls from bored school children.
London Fire Brigade is urging people to check if they own one of the models of BEKO frost free fridge freezers which are subject to a safety warning.
Young, well-educated, professionals are causing more than a quarter of all accidental house fires in the capital, according to new figures released today by the London Fire Brigade.
Today marks the 150th anniversary of the major fire at Tooley Street and the death of the capital’s first fire Superintendant James Braidwood, events which led to the founding of the fire service as we know it today.
A Wandsworth firefighter who was badly burned in a fire earlier this year has visited a pioneering medical charity to see its work on revolutionary new technology to help recovering burns victims.
From today, every fire engine in London will be equipped with new high-tech first aid equipment, including defibrillators, and firefighters trained to use the potentially life-saving gear.
Vulnerable elderly people are accounting for over half of fire deaths in the capital, according to new figures from the London Fire Brigade. Out of the 62 people who died in fires in the capital last year, 33 were aged over 60.
Two members of London’s fire authority and two London Fire Brigade officers have been named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list today
London Fire Commissioner, Ron Dobson has received a CBE from Her Majesty the Queen in an honours ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
Online fire map is launched.
One of the country’s biggest and most prestigious firefighter events is to be hosted in London on 23 - 24 September 2011
A fire station that would rival Tom and Barbara in the TV show The Good Life has won greenest fire station of the year following a London wide competition to find the most energy efficient.
Firefighter recruitment drive begins today.
Commissioner of London Fire Brigade, Ron Dobson, comments on 7/7 Inquest
Today (5 May) sees the first change to the working hours of London’s firefighters for over 30 years.
A landlord has received a suspended prison sentence after pleading guilty to four breaches of fire safety law.
Firefighters warn over grass fires risk.
Brigade offers safety advice for Royal Wedding weekend.
Take care with barbecues this Easter.
Fifty of the Brigade's staff members to run in this Sunday's London Marathon.
London Fire Brigade is to use social networking website Twitter (@LondonFire) to highlight the amount of time its firefighters spend at call outs to people who are stuck in lifts.
Almost two thirds of new or refurbished schools planned for the capital have not been built with potentially life saving sprinklers installed, the London Fire Brigade is warning today.
London Fire Brigade has approved a £1 million funding boost for its flagship youth programme.
Ten fire stations to receive a green makeover which will help save almost £1million over the next 10 years
Councils and businesses are facing tough penalties for unnecessary non-emergency lift call-outs, warns the London Fire Brigade
The London Fire Brigade has today revealed plans to save £2million over the next five years by cutting unnecessary overtime paid to firefighters.
One in three deaths that occur in accidental house fires is caused by cigarettes or other smoking materials such as matches and cigars, says London Fire Brigade.
Brigade now using Twitter to keep Londoners informed.
Some of the Brigade's most dedicated and innovative staff have been recognised in the annual Special Achievement Awards
The highest ranking operational woman firefighter in the UK has been included in a poll to find the most influential woman in London over the last 100 years.
Brigade highlights chip pan dangers.
Firefighters called to several large incidents across the capital.
Brigade makes firm commitment to disabled people across the capital.
Candle fire destroys home in west London.
Young people from across the capital have been recognised for their outstanding achievements while attending a firefighting skills course run by the London Fire Brigade.
FBU: Fire dispute not over yet.
End of fire dispute in sight.
A brewery has been ordered to pay £27,481 in fines and costs after pleading guilty to serious breaches of fire safety legislation following a prosecution brought by the London Fire Brigade.