Firefighter Simon Jakeman and retired firefighter Peter Clarke both awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM)
Around 100,000 bombs fell on the City of London in a few hours causing a blaze that would become known as the Second Great Fire of London.
Fire crews cook a traditional festive meal to celebrate with local residents.
Dany joined the Brigade at the age of 18 and has risen through the ranks to become one of the highest ranking women firefighters in Europe.
He joined the Brigade in 1979 and rose through the ranks to become Commissioner in 2007.
Since 2013, our crews have attended 15 fires involving these dodgy devices and other counterfeit chargers.
Brigade Museum hosts immersive film showing the dramatic real-life story of a crew of firefighters on Christmas Day
Seven people were killed, including a firefighter, after a fire was deliberately started in Maida Vale.
Three commuter trains collided killing 35 people and injuring hundreds more.
Sixteen fire services from around the UK, including London Fire Brigade, had joined in the firefighting effort to put out the largest peacetime blaze in the UK.
Twenty five steam fire engines battled a fire at Alhambra theatre in 1882, where the Odeon now stands in Leicester Square.
The consultation starts today on the latest draft London Safety Plan, which includes proposals to expand the Brigade's capacity to respond to a terrorist incident.
Forty fire engines and more than 230 firefighters tackled fire where Shoreditch High Street Station now stands.
Our specialist firefighters have rigged up a zip wire across the Thames in a bid raise over £1 million for Evelina London Children’s Hospital.
On this day in 1936 a fire broke out that destroyed one of London's finest landmarks.
A brand new state-of-the-art fire station opens at the former London's Burning fire station
Two of the fire services most famous sisters will have a send off to mark their incredible service to London Fire Brigade.
Draft plans which outline our four year vision for making the capital the world’s safest global city have been given the green light.
The new figures, which have been released to coincide with Road Safety Week, show crews attend more than 10 road traffic collisions on London’s roads every day
The worst fire in the history of the London Underground claimed the lives of 31 people, including a senior ranked firefighter, and injured many more.
Graduate firefighter proposes during firefighter passing out parade
More than 1.5 million children have benefitted from interactive educational workshops since 2001.
London Fire Brigade say that preliminary statistics from Bonfire Night 2016 show an increase of 32 per cent on last year.
Fire officer aims to raise vital funds for Evelina London Children's Hospital.
Coroner’s call for white goods’ improvements still not implemented two years on
Residents' safety put at risk by blocked escape routes
One year after woman nearly dies in blaze, Brigade urges public to take care with fireworks
The attraction will be based in the old workshop at the rear of the Brigade's Grade II listed former Headquarters.
Over the last fire years,a round late October and early November, firefighters have attended 119 fires caused by candles, incense and oil burners.
An unusual fire that developed rapidly with high levels of smoke caused by self-heating polythene granules.
For the first time ever the Brigade is telling smokers to quit, or risk dying in a fire.
Springer spaniel began working with the Brigade 11 years ago, has not missed a single shift and assisted at the scene of more than 600 fires across the capital
New data shows firefighters have attended almost one fire day caused by lethal faulty white goods.
It is almost 95 years since the Brigade's final horse-drawn turntable turned out of a station.
Mayor of Croydon opens new station
Europe's largest ever disaster exercise will be reviewed on 12 October.
Firefighters from London and Merseyside paid tribute to Francis McAllister on what would have been his 55th birthday.
We look back at the bombing of Soho fire station in 1940.
Renewed calls to change faulty white goods’ advice
Two passenger trains collided 17 years ago killing 31 people and injuring hundreds.
Forty seven years on from tragic incident in a derelict World War II air raid shelter.
Teachers can book interactive storytelling sessions for Key Stage 1 schoolchildren
Four hundred firefighters, thirty five fire engines and three fire boats battled the fire for four days.
The London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority have appointed Dany Cotton as Interim London Fire Commissioner.
The sun's rays were focused on to nearby clothes causing a fire.
Hundreds of firefighters from around the world were pushed to their limit as they competed against each other in six categories.
Importance of carbon monoxide alarms highlighted in Gas Safety Week
Two-year-old boy, who suffered a serious illness earlier this year, has a dream day out at a London fire station
The Chair of the Select Committee for Business, Innovation and Skills, Iain Wright MP, has written to the Managing Director of Whirlpool UK
The venue will be free to visit and open in autumn this year.
George Arthur Roberts served in the British army and in the London Fire Brigade.
His Royal Highness watched a firefighter drill, as well as meeting our fire cadets, local school children and fire investigation dog, Sherlock.
We are staging a series of training exercises in a Leytonstone tower block.
New tool will give insight into what the we know about the capital, ranging from the fire risks that worry Londoners to the work the Brigade is doing to address those risks.
Fire officers will use a fleet of 52 ultra low emission BMWi3 ranger-extender model cars.
Deep fat fryers and chip pans cause at least one fire per week
After a devastating fire in Shepherds Bush we want Whirlpool to change their advice.
A ten-year-old boy is on a mission to see every fire station in the country while raising money for the Fire Fighters Charity
We will be staging our flagship 150th anniversary event this Saturday when we hosts the biggest family fun day in our history.
Thirty-seven people were killed in arson attack on two unlicensed bars.
Five years' ago Steve Dudeney was off-duty when he received an urgent call to assist with civil disturbance in Tottenham.
Forty fire engines and more than 200 firefighters tackled blaze on day of London Olympics closing ceremony.
Four London firefighters competed in the inaugural British Firefighter Challenge in Nottingham in a bid to be crowned the fittest firefighter.
Named after the father of firefighting.
More than 300 firefighters and 50 pumps tackled a blaze in an unoccupied refrigerated warehouse in Southwark.
Defibrillators have been fitted as part of the London Ambulance's Shockingly Easy campaign.
On the fifth anniversary since the 2011 London-wide riots, the Brigade looks back on the role it played during the disturbances
Over 400 tunics and pairs of trousers, around 350 helmets and eleven vintage fire engines packed away until a permanenet new home is built for the museum.
We are giving our Facebook followers the chance to take part in a real live firefighter rescue later this month.
Trauma Teddies will ride on board fire engines alongside firefighters
Our staff joined family and friends of one of London Fire Brigade's most remarkable wartime women firefighters at her funeral today.
New figures show a 20 per cent drop over the last five years
Constantin Huber was engulfed in flames during an explosion in Hackney last year.
New figures suggest almost one in three Brits would continue to use appliancess such as fridge freezers even if they started making strange noises.
Parents urged to talk to children about importance of not making hoax calls
New figures show firefighters attend two barbecue fires per week in summer
Today marks 47 years since five firefighters and a construction worker lost their lives when an oil tank exploded at Dudgeons Wharf on the Isle of Dogs.
Our brand new fire engine will be taking part in one of the oldest ceremonies in the City of London on Wednesday (13 July) as we continue to mark our 150th anniversary
London Fire Brigade’s longest serving current black fire senior officer has retired after more than 30 years operational service.
Firefighters presented with handmade card
A parade and special service of thanksgiving was held in Southwark Cathedral on Tuesday (5 July) to mark our 150th anniversary
This morning our staff joined the rest of the country to take part in a national two-minute silence.
Plan launched to increase efforts to encourage applicants from a range of backgrounds to work for the Brigade
Fire fighter Simon Jakeman is representing the Brigade at the Hampton Court Flower Show
Firefighters help dad to deliver baby boy on roadside
A bumper weekend of Open Days ahead. We take a look at Lambeth Fire Stations history.
Today is National Women in Engineering Day and we're celebrating our women in fire engineering.
Today we commemorate the death of London’s first Fire Chief
How well do you know our stations?
The changing face of the fire service in the 21st century.
Football fans who are spending their afternoons down the pub watching Euro 2016 are being told to eat out rather than cooking at home and risking burning down their house.
Over a thousand staff took part in a two day festival of sport at the Copper Box Arena.
Sally Harper has been awarded the Queen’s Fire Service Medal.
New figures reveal crews receive average of four call outs a day to rescue youngsters from objects
"Excellence of the firefighting" meant not a single life was lost as crews rescued 50 people from a blaze at a 200-bedroom hotel.
The former Olympic 100m champion helped direct crews to the scene.
Firefighters began operating out of the state-of-the-art building in February this year.
Last year a total of 36 people died from fire in the capital compared with 47 five years ago. There were 20,770 fires in London last year down by a quarter on 2011/12.
More than £8,000 for raised for injured puppy that was run over by a double decker bus.
On this day nine years ago, 100ft. flames engulfed the Cutty Sark while it was undergoing restoration at it's dry dock in Greenwich.
Vauxhall Zafira B cars have been recalled for a second time as a "preventative action" due to fire concerns.
Lucky escape from Friday 13th tumble dryer fire
Simon Jakeman has been chosen in recognition of his volunteering work as an Earth Hour ambassador.
'London's Burning' station completely rebuilt
At the time, a newspaper called it "one of the biggest fires in central London since the enemy raids of the war".
The leaseholder of a food and wine store with a flat above received a two-month suspended prison sentence, after we successfully prosecuted them.
Online video highlights the dangers of jumping into water
Temperatures set to soar this weekend with the hottest day of the year so far.
Visitors can enjoy a family fun filled day, packed with free activities on Sunday, 8 May.
His Royal Highness Prince Charles inspects the prototype for London Fire Brigade’s new fire engines
At 105-years-old, John "Jack" Corbett served in the fire service during World War II.
Fire chiefs are warning people to be more ‘water aware’ during Drowning Prevention and Water Safety Week.
New station for east London will provide firefighters with modern facilities that meet the demands of a 21st century fire and rescue service.
On 19 April 1941, the Old Palace School on St Leonard’s Street, was being used as a fire station during the war when it received a direct hit fro
Unique boxing and firefighting skills course aims to be a knock out with young people.
Fulham Fire Station opens its doors on Saturday 23 April, from 10.30am to 4.30pm for a free fun filled day for the community to celebrate our 150th anniversary and learn life saving fire safety lessons.
A London fire engine powered by eight legs will attempt an incredible world record at this year’s London Marathon as part of our 150th celebrations.
Women and young people helped by pioneering new scheme
Brigade is concerned that a worrying new trend in the United States may spread to the UK and is asking parents to talk to their children about fire safety.
Richmond Fire Station opens its doors on Saturday, 16 April from 12pm to 4pm for a free fun filled day for the community to celebrate our 150th anniversary and learn life saving fire safety lessons.
Katie Holloway has joined Tooting Fire Station - the same station her mother, Station Manager Sally Harper, was first posted to in 1988.
Soho Fire Station will be the first to host a Playmobil open day to mark our 150th anniversary.
Tiny black kitten named after firefighter who rescued him
We're backing an urgent appeal for more mixed raced donors as a London Firefighter’s son battles leukaemia.
More than 100 firefighters teamed up with Royal Air Force Northolt for a training exercise at the former RAF base in Uxbridge on Monday.
We’ve recruited their first-ever Young Fire Safety Officer with PLAYMOBIL to launch our open days – lucky 7 year old, Archie Cosaitis.
The brand new building replaces the old station and will provide firefighters with modern facilities that meet the demands of a 21st century fire and rescue service.
Brigade's museum to return to Albert Embankment
London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority has approved the Brigade's budget for 2016/17, closing a budget gap of £11.5m.
Thousands of people could have products such as dishwashers, washing machines, tumble dryers, fridges and freezers that have potentially lethal defects sitting in their kitchens.
Firefighters managed tackle "challenging fire" and save a historic glass dome in the Grade II-listed building.
A huge fire broke out in a rubber and tea warehouse on this day 85 years ago.
More than 1,000 casualties, thousands of tonnes of rubble, seven tube carriages and hundreds of emergency service responders, Exercise Unified Response has been over a year in the planning.
Five people were killed and 88 injured when two passenger trains collided in 1989.
Firefighters prevent smoke closing sections of the M25
With over 1,000 casualties, thousands of tonnes of rubble, seven tube carriages and hundreds of emergency service responders, Exercise Unified Response has been over a year in the planning.
Forty-three people were tragically killed in the worst ever accident on the London Underground during peacetime.
Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal presented firefighter Louis Roberts with a certificate for helping educate young people about fire safety at The Wormwood Scrubs Pony Centre.
The brand new building replaces the old station and will provide firefighters with modern facilities that meet the demands of a 21st century fire and rescue service.
New figures show that in two thirds of fatal fires over the past three years smoke alarms have not alerted people to the fire because they haven’t been installed or were fitted too far away from where the fire started.
New station officially opened by Bromley mayor
New initiative will see firefighters in Merton, Wandsworth, Newham and Lambeth respond to around 28 life-threatening emergencies a week.
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.
The biggest multi-agency exercise in the Brigade's history was successfully launched at a conference at Guildhall, London, on Wednesday 20 January.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Firefighter dad 'proud' of his Crew Manager daughter
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.
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.
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.
State-of-the-art building larger appliance bays, a six-storey drill tower for training and publicly accessible areas.
Today firefighters past and present stood to remember Leading Fireman Stephen Maynard who died at a ship fire in Limehouse Basin 36 years ago.
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.
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.
Today (23 January) marks 58 years since a fire at Smithfield Market tragically claimed the lives of two firefighters.
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.
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.
On this day a decade ago firefighters try to save the life of a whale that got lost and was swimming in the Thames.
We will be staging a major multi-agency training exercise at the Tower of London today (Tuesday 19 January).
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.
Frank Arthur Bailey came to London from Guyana in 1953 and joined West Ham Fire Brigade in 1955.
Owner located of owl rescued by firefighter’s in her first animal rescue
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.
Firefighters hail her bravery and courage that helped her survive a serious crash in July last year.
We've announced a year of celebration and fire safety events.