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  • Christmas party goers urged to get a takeaway during strikes

    London Fire Brigade is asking people to get a takeaway rather than cooking whilst drunk this Friday and Saturday night as the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) is on strike.

    13/12/2013 12:00 AM
    London-wide
    Safety warnings
  • Electric heater warning ahead of ‘worst winter in a generation’

    New figures released today show that fires caused by electrical heaters have resulted in 11 deaths and nearly 80 injuries over the past five winters.

    06/12/2013 12:00 AM
    London-wide
    Safety warnings
  • Brigade prepares for further strikes

    The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has announced that its members will take strike action again next weekend, Friday 13 and Saturday 14 December, both from 18.00 to 22.00. These will be the fifth and sixth strikes since the end of September.

    05/12/2013 12:00 AM
    London-wide
    Safety warnings
  • Fire Brigades Union vote in favour of industrial action short of a strike

    The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has announced a majority vote (15,758 of 18,446) for industrial action short of a strike, but have not yet announced when this additional action would take place.

    04/12/2013 12:00 AM
    London-wide
    Safety warnings
  • Firefighters prevent pet from becoming an ex parrot

    Firefighters rescued a parrot from a house fire on Pinkwell Lane in Hayes yesterday afternoon. The fire damaged part of the ground floor and is believed to have been caused by cooking being left unattended.

    04/12/2013 12:00 AM
    London-wide
    Safety warnings
  • Muswell Hill landlord fined for putting tenants at risk

    A Haringey landlord has been fined a total of £12,520 for flouting fire safety laws in a Muswell Hill house he was renting out.

    25/11/2013 12:00 AM
    London-wide
    Safety warnings
  • Brigade teams up with housing providers to improve high rise safety

    London Fire Brigade has joined forces with housing providers in nine London boroughs as part of its on-going drive to improve its emergency response to fires in the capital’s high rise buildings.

    25/11/2013 12:00 AM
    London-wide
    Safety warnings
  • Cannabis factory fires at an all time high

    Cannabis factory fires have more than doubled in the last two years according to new figures released today by London Fire Brigade.

    22/11/2013 12:00 AM
    London-wide
    Safety warnings
  • Fire chiefs express concern over viral video of tea light flower pot heater

    With icy weather forecast for the next two weeks, senior officers at the London Fire Brigade have today expressed safety concerns about people taking risks to stay warm, following an online video that shows a man heating his study using tea light candles and flower pots.

    21/11/2013 12:00 AM
    London-wide
    Safety warnings
  • Brigade stages tower block exercise in Barking

    London Fire Brigade is staging a training exercise in a Barking tower block to further improve its emergency response to fires in residential high rise buildings.

    14/11/2013 12:00 AM
    London-wide
    Safety warnings