London Fire Brigade

Press office


The press inbox is not monitored out of hours. For urgent press queries please call.

Tel: 0208 536 5922

Our Team


Vicky Hardman (News Manager)

Vicky leads on issues around the Brigade's strategy and its performance, London resilience (preparing for major emergencies) and industrial relations. She is responsible for managing the 24/7 press office. 


Rob McTaggart (Senior Communications Officer)

Rob leads on community fire safety promoting fire safety and the Brigade's important prevention work in the media. He is also responsible for youth engagement, arson and partnership working.


Martin Simpson (Senior Communications Officer)

Martin leads on fire safety law, also known as Regulatory Fire Safety, fire investigations, and also, procurement and property.


Catherine Allum (Senior Communications Officer)

Catherine leads on property, the Brigade's green credentials and recruitment.


Laura Proto (Communications Officer)

Laura supports the day-to-day running of the press office.