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London Fire Brigade works with industry to support the development and building of safer homes, workplaces and places of entertainment, providing nearly 20,000 consultation responses to building and planning applications per year.
The Brigade also regulates and enforces compliance with fire safety law to ensure buildings are managed and maintained as safely as possible.
London Fire Brigade works with the building industry, looking at innovative design for new buildings, regeneration of older properties and the development of major transport infrastructure, balancing modern demands for high performance buildings with the need to maintain inherent safety provision for building users and emergency service personnel when needed.
This level of technical expertise places London Fire Brigade at the centre of the future development of London. The Brigade wants to create opportunities for business to work with the Brigade during the earliest possible stages of design and planning to support smoother planning transition, because all applications will have safety considerations and innovative opportunities at their core. This will ensure the Brigade is able to influence and push the boundaries of technical fire safety and establish itself as a leading centre for technical fire safety expertise and advice. The Brigade will share its experience with other fire and rescue services and support them in delivering and discharging their duties in this area.
London Fire Brigade has a highly skilled and recognised level of expertise in fire investigation. There are opportunities for the Brigade to provide services to other fire and rescue services. The Brigade can also support the development and training of tomorrow’s fire investigators through its work, and by working together with partners.