London Fire Brigade

Press office

The press office provides the latest incidents and news releases on fires and other emergencies attended by the Brigade, as well as promoting fire safety to the public, in order to keep Londoners safe.

Contact the Press Office


Telephone: 020 8536 5922


Our Team

Glenn Sebright – Head of Media and Internal Communications

Glenn is responsible for the strategic oversight and development of online (website and social media), media and internal communications.

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.

Emma Gibbs – Senior Communications Officer

Emma leads on operations and mobilising, procedures and tactics – this means what types of incident the Brigade goes to, how it gets to them and what it does when it’s there - and the Brigade's day-to-day work on social media.. She also covers issues around our 999 control.

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.