Wembley care home where a resident died had been warned about fire safety failings

A care home where a resident died after a fire in his room had already been warned by London Fire Brigade about fire safety failings. Lee Valley Care Services in Wembley received a fine for just over £57,000 after pleading…

The Innovative Product & Technology Award Goes To… PVStop

The team at PVStop are very excited and proud to announce that they have won the FPA Australia, Fire Protection Industry Awards in the category of “Innovative Product & Technology for 2018!” The Innovative Product & Technology Award is a…

UK fire and rescue services adopt Dräger’s fire escape hood to protect victims from toxic smoke

Standards are being set with fire and rescue services in the UK adopting escape hoods to protect trapped and injured people from toxic smoke during evacuation at fires. Latest figures show in the year 2017/2018 firefighters attended 717,890 incidents in…

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 fire chief calls for an end to the term ‘firemen’

Firefighters should no longer be called ‘firemen’ because it puts females off taking up the job, according to the Commissioner of the London Fire Brigade. Dany Cotton said she wants people to drop the term as part of a drive…

Grenfell 100 days on – London Fire Brigade makes fire safety plea

One hundred days on from the Grenfell Tower disaster and London’s fire chiefs are using the anniversary to remind landlords and residents about their high-rise fire safety responsibilities. The cause and spread of the Grenfell fire, as well as the response to…

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…

Some dead, at least 50 taken to hospital, as fire engulfs London tower block

By Kylie MacLellan and Lina Saigol LONDON (Reuters) – Fire engulfed a 24-storey block of flats in central London on Wednesday, killing some people, injuring at least 50 more and trapping some residents asleep inside the towering inferno. Flames licked…

Command and control during firefighting in high rise buildings

Key aspects of London Fire Brigade’s (LFB) approach to firefighting in high rise buildings and, in particular, focusses on a range of improvements that have been made to the tactics and equipment that can be deployed at these incidents. This…

London Fire Brigade use PLAYMOBIL toys to teach children about fire safety

Children from across the capital learnt important fire safety lessons over the weekend as London Fire Brigade used PLAYMOBIL toys and vintage fire engines to make them the heroes, in celebration of the Brigade’s 150th year. The Soho Fire Station…

Europe’s biggest disaster training exercise

Emergency crews and more than 70 other organisations have taken part in the four-day exercise to test contingency planning in what has been billed as Europe’s biggest disaster training exercise. Exercise Unified Response, coordinated by the London Fire Brigade, simulated…

Europe’s Largest Mosque Sited in London Badly Damaged by Fire

Just after midday on 26th September a fire was discovered at the Baitul Futuh Mosque in Morden, South London. The mosque is said to be the largest in Western Europe. 70 London Fire Brigade firefighters and 10 appliances from fire…

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