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…

New Firefighter’s Birthday Kitten Rescue

Firefighter Jessica New celebrated her 21st birthday by rescuing a kitten from a house fire in Wembley. Jessica has been a firefighter for just two months and the blaze on Page Avenue was the first house fire she has attended and…

Property company fined for fire safety breaches after resident unable to escape during blaze

A resident who was unable to access an emergency escape route during a fire was found standing on a windowsill hanging from guttering and had to be rescued by firefighters. Management company Harper Stone Properties Ltd has been fined after…

New fire commissioner signs covenant with UK Armed Forces

London Fire Brigade’s first Commissioner in 75 years to have served as a commissioned officer in the British army has today sign a covenant with the UK armed forces. The agreement formalises the Brigade’s commitment to supporting the Armed Forces…

Frosty the pony rescued just days before Christmas after falling down bank

Yearling hauled up bank and brought back from ‘brink of death’ by rescuers A team of animal heroes worked together to haul an exhausted, young pony who had fallen down a bank back to safety and bring him back to…

Have yourself a fire free merry Christmas

The most wonderful time of year is almost upon us, the decorations are being dusted off and Christmas tree stalls are popping up all over the City. As December looms it is almost time to deck the halls and turn…

GMB London region back Fire Chiefs call for sprinklers in all UK schools

Unfortunately, like most Health and Safety concerns raised in the UK, action isn’t taken until a disaster happens, says GMB London GMB, the union representing school staff, are shocked and concerned by figures recently released by the London Fire Brigade,…

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…

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…

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