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Protecting historical London.

Our city is home to some of the most outstanding historic, archaeological and architectural sites of interest in the world – and we care deeply about them.

Safeguarding yesterday's treasures for the next generation

London is a breath-taking city, where modernity and history meet. We are proud to serve in such an architecturally rich environment, which reflects the rich history of our city.

However, London Fire Brigade knows that because of their construction and layout, fires in these buildings can spread more quickly.

Responsible for a historic or heritage building?

For advice on writing a heritage Fire Risk Assessment, Emergency Response Plan, a Salvage Plan, or to contact our expert Heritage team, visit:

Fire safety in heritage and historical buildings

Further information

If you live and/or work within buildings that have a historic significance or within buildings that need some form of salvage arrangements, you can find further information in Guidance Note 80 - Heritage and Buildings of Special Interest, and our letter of advice:

Useful documents

General Notice 80 - Fire Safety Guidance Note: Heritage and Buildings of Special Interest

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Heritage advice letter

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Sharing our own history

Vintage fire engines

The London Fire Brigade Museum

We are also proud to care for an exceptional collection of historical artefacts that tell the story of firefighting and firefighters from the past. From The Great Fire of London to objects used to fight fires, the early Brigades to fires that changed history, there's much to explore on our Museum pages.

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