London Fire Brigade selects MSA Safety for new breathing apparatus contract

MSA’s M1 SCBA Supports London’s Focus on Enhanced Firefighter Safety MSA Safety Incorporated today announced it has been awarded a $9 million contract from the London Fire Brigade to supply firefighters with MSA’s new M1 Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) and telemetry technology.  The contract…

London’s firefighters attended two animal rescues a day in 2020

Firefighters rescued two animals a day during 2020 – a big increase on the previous three years, according to new figures from London Fire Brigade. London’s firefighters attended a total of 755 animal rescues last year – the equivalent of…

London Fire Commissioner’s New Year message

No one day is the same. You’ll hear that a lot if you speak to London Fire Brigade staff. It’s something that draws us to the job we do. Well, no year has been quite like 2020 and as I…

Parents and teachers reminded not to use real candles during festive services

Parents and teachers are being warned not to give their children real candles for nativities, carol concerts and other festive activities. Events will look slightly different this year with Government restrictions in place, but some services are still due to…

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…

London Assembly response to building safety consultation

The London Assembly Fire, Resilience and Emergency Planning Committee submitted the attached letter in response to the Ministry of Housing, Community and Local Government’s (MHCLG) building safety consultation. Commenting on the Committee’s response to the consultation, Chair of the Fire, Resilience…

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…

Simon Rooks, Operations Director at Johnson Controls and council member of the British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association (BAFSA):

“The London Fire Brigade’s call for mandatory sprinklers in new high-rise buildings, irrespective of height, is yet another plea for action on fire safety. Industry bodies, building owners, and occupiers have been calling for vast improvements to fire safety regulations ever since…

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