Fire dog Watson sponsored by law firm Leigh Day

One of London Fire Brigade’s four-legged detectives with a nose for sniffing out the cause of fires is being sponsored by a law firm which specialises in claims for household appliance blazes. The Brigade’s newest Fire Investigation Dog, Watson, is…

Fire safety warning as millions work from home to stem spread of Covid-19

Firefighters are issuing urgent #StayHomeStaySafe advice as millions of people enter their first full week of working from home amidst the Coronavirus pandemic. The majority of city office workers have now stopped commuting following Government advice to avoid all but…

Firefighters warn people to “vape safe” after man badly burnt by exploding e-cig

A man was badly burnt and left with scars on his leg after a vape exploded in his pocket when it came into contact with his keys. Fortunately for contractor Richard Bingham, he was at Whittington Hospital in Upper Holloway…

Firefighters commemorated at 50th anniversary of Dudgeon’s Wharf tragedy

Firefighters have joined families of the victims of the Dudgeon’s Wharf disaster to mark the 50th anniversary of the tragedy. Five firefighters and a construction worker lost their lives when an oil tank exploded at the site on the Isle of…

New ‘Gold standard’ firefighter kit for London crews and fire dogs

Today (Wednesday 31st October) London’s firefighters and their furry colleagues will be wearing new, gold coloured fire tunics and leggings as modernised personal protective equipment (PPE) is rolled out across the Brigade. It’s the biggest kit update for eight years.…

London Fire Brigade Chooses Allison For Responsiveness, Reliability

Deliveries are nearing completion of 126 Mercedes-Benz Atego trucks with Allison 3000™ Series; UK capital’s fire and rescue fleet has already ordered 62 more vehicles Providing more torque at launch and gear changes without power interruption, Allison fully automatic transmissions…

London’s Firefighter – A History of Honour in Print

London’s Firefighters is a wonderfully readable, lavishly illustrated anthology of articles, fiction and verse about the London Fire Brigade, most of it gathered from the Brigade’s house magazines London Fireman (1966-82) and London Firefighter (1982-2005). The book’s editor David C.…

Launch of Fundraising Appeal for London Fire Brigade Aerial Appliances

At a launch ceremony on Thursday in London’s Freemasons Hall, Sir Michael Snyder, the Metropolitan Grand Master presented the first instalment of a £2.5 million funding pledge from London Freemasons to Steve Apter, London Fire Brigade Director of Safety and…

Paratech Stabilisation and Lifting Bags Chosen for London Fire Brigade Vehicles

London Fire Brigade (LFB) has taken the decision to purchase a range of Paratech rescue equipment from Vimpex Ltd, Paratech’s UK exclusive distributor. The new equipment will be used in extrication, RTC, heavy vehicle lifting, urban search and rescue and…

Happy New Year as Securitas goes on parade with London Fire Brigade

Securitas helped the London Fire Brigade (LFB) kick off the celebrations for its 150th anniversary on Friday by sponsoring the organisation’s appearance at London’s New Year’s Day Parade. New Years Day is the start of the LFB year-long celebration marking…

Brigade braced for Fifty Shades of Grey influence on call outs

London fire chiefs are concerned the new Fifty Shades of Grey film could lead to more people being stuck or trapped in objects like handcuffs or rings. In 2013/14, firefighters attended 472 incidents involving people being trapped or stuck, often in…

London Fire Brigade (LFB) to use fast food to fight fires this Christmas

Does Islington have the best Indian? Dalston do the best doners? And Bromley the best burgers? #TakeawayMap LFB are on the hunt for the capital’s best takeaways to feature on a new online fast food map they want Londoners to…

Cutty Stark damaged by fire

The famous 19th Century ship Cutty Sark has been damaged when a fire broke out on a small part of deck three at 0721 hours on 19th October 2014. Damage was confined to the deck and a small area of…

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