Awarded the Queen’s Fire Service Medal (QFSM) in recognition of his service to the Brigade.
Our firefighters have been deployed to Selby in North Yorkshire to help with flood waters.
Firefighters have been to 5,798 'locked out' calls this year (up to 11 December) – over half (55%) of which were not deemed emergencies when firefighters arrived on the scene.
Firefighters came to the rescue of a Edmonton family whose oven caught fire just as they started cooking their Christmas dinner, this afternoon.
A seven year old girl has given Tottenham firefighters a Christmas hamper after saving her pocket money.
Holloway firefighter Alexandra Glen’s recipe for a delicious pudding has been included in a charity cookbook raising money for Action Medical Research.
The biggest multi-agency exercise in the Brigade’s history will officially launch at a conference in London next month.
London Fire Brigade has today revealed the top 10 boroughs for accidental alcohol related fires as part of a joint emergency services campaign.
Wimbledon firefighters are raising money to buy presents and will deliver them with his crew on Christmas Eve to visit sick children in hospital.
Guidance note 80 (GN80) provides fire safety guidance for managers of historic and listed buildings.
London Fire Commissioner has sent a Christmas card to a young New York girl who lost her family in a tragic fire.
We'll be tweeting some of the time-wasting and non-emergency calls we receive by using the hashtag #12DaysXmas.
Firefighter Debbie Young recently completed an Reserve Army Officer training course making her a Second Lieutenant and a combat role of Flight Commander.
A near 50-year family connection continued recently when 16-year-old Owen joined as a fire cadet and became the third generation of the Gunn family to be associated with the Brigade and pictured in the same spot.
Specialist flood advisors offer technical advise and support
A public consultation on how London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority can make £6.4m of budget savings for 2016/17 starts today.
We are warning people to think carefully about buying hoverboards as Christmas presents.
Today we proudly launch a new alcohol awareness campaign for the festive period with our colleagues from London's other emergency services.
Reusable acrylic 'Searched' tag won best 'industrial product design' and will help save firefighters time when searching buildings.
A range of options have been published which outline how London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA) can save £8.1m in 2016/7.
We have signed an agreement with RWE npower that will see one of their disused power stations being used to host multi-agency training exercise.
Information supplied by our insight and analytics team played a role in the recall of Vauxhall cars.
New figures released by us show firefighters attend more than two incidents a day of people trapped inside a toilet or a bathroom.
New system uses GPS tracking technology to streamline call handling.
The life and career of Ilford Fire Station’s most famous firefighter was celebrated as his family made a special visit.
The Lord Mayor’s Show is always a sight to behold. But this year’s entry from London Fire Brigade has an extra special sparkle to it.
We’ve issued a stark warning following Sainsbury’s new Christmas advert that shows a fire in a home which appears to have no smoke alarms.
We are wishing people across the capital a safe and happy Diwali, as new figures show festival fires last year were at a four year high.
All-girls fire brigade course for Tottenham
To celebrate 150 years of service to the capital, we have released an illustrated history of the London Fire Brigade and an online video for children to ensure future generations know who to call when they are in danger.
We’ve teamed up with Playmobil to teach your little heroes what firefighters do.
For the second year running their were no significant fires on Bonfire Night early figures from the London Fire Brigade reveal.
We have seen a ten per cent increase since last year, with more than 100 riders requiring medical assistance.
New statistics show that Bonfire Night blazes are their lowest level ever recorded.
A new scheme will help young people in South London learn a blend of boxing, fitness and firefighter skills.
Take extra care around candles if you're heading out trick-or-treating
On the day ‘the future’ finally becomes the present we are warning ‘hoverboard’ owners to keep an eye on their new gadget whilst it is charging.
Crews showed that it’s not just fires that they deal with as they helped deliver a baby boy on Monday.
London firefighters beat around 50 fire and rescues services from around the globe to win the competition.
Over £8,000 raised so far toward saving the critically injured puppy.
Firefighters took part in a multi-agency exercise in the A12 tunnel based on a 'realistic scenario'.
Rene helped protect London from fire during the war and spent over 40 years in the service.
Our staff have been recognised for their hard work and bravery.
A letter has been sent calling for urgent consideration and action by care home operators.
The kitten had been trapped in a gap a few inches wide between a brick wall and a shop front in Forest Gate.
Our firefighters took part in an annual march and memorial service held for the tens of thousands of fallen African and Caribbean military servicemen and women.
White watch at Lee Green Fire Station have started a charity.
A group of firefighters have been reunited with a toddler whose life they saved after she nearly drowned in the bath.
Landlords without smoke alarms risk a fine
New state-of-the-art station set to officially open
London Fire Brigade held a major training exercise at HMP Pentonville in Islington today (Wednesday, 30 September).
Koyser Khan, of Buckinhamshire, also received a four month suspended prison sentence for breaking fire safety laws.
New figures released today show that over 90 per cent of people who died in accidental house fires were over 50 years of age.
A landlord has received a six month suspended jail sentence and been ordered to carry out 200 hours of community service for breaking fire safety laws which contributed to the deaths of two people at a fatal fire in a Walthamstow property he rented out.
A Croydon man’s life was saved thanks to a sprinkler system that had recently been installed in his sheltered accommodation on the advice of London Fire Brigade.
Firefighters are urging rugby fans to kick their drunken cooking into touch and try a takeaway instead of risking a kitchen fire under the influence of alcohol.
On this day 75 years ago a considerable act of bravery by Auxiliary Fireman Harry Errington led him to becoming the only firefighter to receive the George Cross during the Second World War.
Firefighter Mat Riley has gone from baking a few cakes for his watch to showing his talents in front of millions.
Members of the public have the opportunity to browse our historic collection of artefacts, vehicles and memorabilia as part of Open House London on Saturday, 19 September.
Brigade walked the (Monopoly) streets of London to support burned and injured children.
Fire investigators issue reminder to use the correct chargers with electronic devices.
For the tenth year running Islington Fire Station raised money for charity.
Bunny May appears as the gawky dancing star of the retailers new insurance advert.
Parvinder Singh will visit schools in South Asia to teach pupils and teachers about first aid and lifesaving skills.
Cat lovers told to 'paws for thought' before dialling 999.
Run out of ideas of what to do with the children at the back end of summer? Then come along to one of our special museum open days.
Thomas was shown how firefighters train, given a tour of a fire station and enjoyed a visit on our fire boat.
Staff helped veterans, who were unable to make the parade journey walking, due to lack of mobility, but wanted to participate with the aid of a wheelchair.
London Fire Commissioner Ron Dobson on last week’s explosion in Tianjin, North East China.
Firefighters will be demonstrating their skills at a road safety awareness day at the world famous Ace Café London on Friday.
Tomiwa Adeosun, who is on the white watch, graduated from the Royal College of Art with an MA in Fashion Menswear Footwear
Our trauma team won a place to represent the UK at next year's World Rescue Challenge in Brazil
Crew rushed to help unconscious man found in the street outside the station.
Newly released data highlights 7pm as the busiest hour for fires
Firefighters are warning about the dangers of wheat bags being overheated or left unattended after one caused a recent fire on Whitton Avenue West in Greenford.
Members of the public have shared pictures of the close calls they’ve experienced using counterfeit and wrong chargers with their electrical devices. The images show how their plugs have exploded but thankfully not caused a blaze.
The new Old Kent Road fire station was officially opened yesterday (Thursday 23 July) by Mayor of Southwark Councillor Dora Dixon-Fyle.
New legislation will mean rental properties must have smoke alarms on every floor.
Today marks the 46th anniversary of the greatest single loss of London firefighters since the war.
The museum will go back to its original location at the listed former headquarters on Albert Embankment.
The former manager and leaseholder of a Wood Green public house have been jailed for nearly six months for breaking fire safety laws following a successful prosecution by London Fire Brigade.
Orpington’s brand new fire station opened yesterday, Wednesday 1st July.
Inter agency training day
London Fire Commissioner says that firefighters are better equipped than ever to deal with another 7/7 as the Brigade reflects on the changes it has made 10 years on.
Around 250 emergency service staff and volunteers will take part.
New figures published in Carers’ Week shows that nearly half of the people who died in fires last year were in receipt of care.
A garden terrace in Balham was destroyed by a sunlight blaze in the same week as a Brigade Facebook post warning of the dangers has gone viral.
Lambeth River Fire Station hosted the Massey Shaw open day last weekend.
Publically available electric vehicle charge points at selected London Fire Brigade fire stations go live today.
Plaistow’s brand new fire station opened today, Thursday, 4 June.
Ken Davies has completed 50 years at London Fire Brigade and he’s not finished yet.
Old Kent Road's brand new fire station opened in March - here's an exclusive look behind the scenes.
The Massey Shaw fireboat was part of the rescue mission of thousands of trapped soldiers from the beaches surrounding Dunkirk.
A firefighter turned midwife when he delivered a baby girl just yards from Battersea fire station.
Mayor of Merton unveils a station fit for 21st century
Fire deaths in the capital have been cut in half over the last five years, according to new figures released.
Safer standards for children's dressing up clothes only part of the solution
Crews from our Stanmore fire station had a surprise in store for Harrow resident Diana Gould when they turned up in a fire engine to wish her a happy 103rd birthday.
Fire Cadets meet 96 year old Dunkirk veteran Bill Holliday
London fire chiefs say that Sainsbury’s sprinklers helped prevent potentially devastating damage to its distribution depot in Charlton after a blaze broke out on the site on Monday afternoon.
We sent a team out to Nepal to help with search and rescue, watch our video about what happened.
London Fire Brigade is backing Claudia Winkleman’s call for people to take care around candles after the Strictly star spoke for the first time about the serious burns her daughter suffered in a Halloween costume fire.
We've had some interesting and unusual incidents in April.
A landlady has been fined £160,000 and ordered to pay £40,000 prosecution costs for breaking fire safety laws following a fatal fire in one of the Hounslow properties she rented out.
Firefighters will use specialist search and rescue skills.
We are warning of the hidden dangers of cooling-off in open water, as the capital's weather warms up.
London Fire Commissioner Ron Dobson has praised people’s patience while firefighters dealt with the Holborn fire – a fire which the Commissioner says demonstrates just how complex London’s environment can be.
We’ll be explaining the dangers of fires in London’s so-called beds in sheds for a BBC One show tonight.
London Assembly Member Gareth Bacon has been appointed Chair
London Fire Brigade is warning of the dangers of smoking in bed after a man narrowly avoided injury when a discarded cigarette set his bed alight last week.
An off duty Wennington firefighter and his partner has been tracked down by the couple they gave first aid to after a serious road traffic collision in Bournemouth.
Old Kent Road’s brand new fire station opened yesterday, Tuesday, 24 March.
We're warning the capital's high rise landlords that they must do more to protect their tenants from fire as new figures reveal that there are nearly two blazes everyday* in London's purpose-built flats.
On this day in 1993, firefighters tackled a blaze at William Morris School, Mitcham.
Four fire deaths, 30 injuries and 530 fires in London's care homes last year shows the need for sprinklers to be installed to protect vulnerable people, the Brigade claims.
Nine years ago today, the sky in Penge was filled with thick, black smoke as more than 50 firefighters and officers tackled a blaze at a flooring warehouse on Green Lane.
Around 75 firefighters tackled a fire at Field House in Chancery Lane, near Holborn.
We’re pleased St George’s hospital, Tooting has announced plans to tackle false alarms following our campaign which named them at the top for automatic call-outs.
Fire chiefs have welcomed the announcement of new regulations which will make it obligatory for landlords to provide a smoke alarm on every floor of their property and test them at the beginning and end of every tenancy.
Borough Commander, Richard Claydon, explains how his firefighters are engaging with the local Gurkha community.
Salim Patel, was fined £200,000 and ordered to pay £29,922 court costs after putting lives at risk by flouting fire safety laws.
Fires caused by smokers carelessly disposing of cigarettes have fallen by a quarter since the introduction of fire safe cigarette standards.
We are calling for fridge freezer manufacturers to act now to make their products safer.
Fifty years since the King's Road station opened its doors
Mitcham’s brand new fire station opened 23 February, replacing the existing station in Lower Green West, where crews have been based for most of the last 100 years.
We are urging landlords to take advantage of a new guide issued by the National Landlords Association (NLA) to protect their tenants and ensure they don’t fall foul of fire safety laws.
Purley firefighters have temporarily relocated while upgrade work takes place to provide the area with a new state of the art fire station.
The winter sun caused another fire on Monday when a concave mirror focussed sunlight onto a shirt that was draped over a chair in East Dulwich. Thankfully it only caused a small amount of damage to the house on Peckham Rye at around 2pm.
London Fire Brigade is urging people to take extra care ahead of the 24 hour Fire Brigade’s Union strike on Wednesday.
First time ever our station has received a blessing
Fire chiefs are concerned the new Fifty Shades of Grey film could lead to more people being stuck or trapped in objects like handcuffs or rings
London Fire Brigade has unveiled its brand new state-of-the-art £7 million training centre in Park Royal.
We're receiving a dozen calls a day from people with flooded homes
Wembley Red Watch granted the wish of a seriously ill five year old boy to be a firefighter for the day.
The London Fire Brigade has issued an urgent warning to parents after a new fire report released today revealed a battery driven toy car caused a potentially life threatening fire.
Unlike the famous song from Frozen the cold does bother firefighters as people risk their lives by playing on icy lakes and ponds during the big freeze.
Take advantage of a new way to register your household appliances.
Firefighters in London are preparing for more stormy weather in the capital, with the Met Office predicting gusts of up to 50-60mph and heavy rain on Wednesday evening into Thursday morning.