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.
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.
The London Fire Brigade is urging the UK’s stay-at-home parents to take care today, during the national Fire Brigades Union strike.
The Fire Brigades Union’s (FBU) fourth period of strike action started at 1000 and finished at 1400 today.
The London Fire Brigade has said that this year’s Bonfire Night was the quietest on record, with just 119 fires in the capital during the whole of 5th November.
The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) have announced a further strike on Wednesday, 13 November between 10am and 2pm.
During today’s two hour Fire Brigades Union (FBU) strike the Brigade’s contingency crews attended a fire in a block of flats on Saint Leonards Street in Bromley by Bow.
This dispute is between the FBU and government about changes to firefighter pensions, but London Fire Brigade is responsible for providing a contingency fire service to the capital when strike action is taken.
Fire Commissioner stands by recall of crews
Due to an on-going major incident in Dagenham all striking FBU staff who would normally be on duty are immediately being recalled to their fire stations under the terms of the agreed Recall to Duty Procedure. This recall is voluntary.