London Fire Brigade appoints two new Deputy Commissioners

London Fire Brigade has appointed Assistant Commissioners Richard Mills and Andy Roe as its new Deputy Commissioners. Current Deputy Commissioner and Director for Safety and Assurance Steve Apter has left the Brigade to become the Deputy Chief Fire Officer 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…

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 Assembly Fire, Resilience and Emergency Planning Committee – Wednesday 10th October – View Live

The London Assembly Fire, Resilience and Emergency Planning Committee will tomorrow examine the performance of the London Fire Brigade, including responses to an increase in fire deaths, fire safety during Diwali, Halloween and bonfire night and the continuing impact of Grenfell on policy…

London Fire Brigade Concerns That New Government product safety strategy doesn’t address lethal design flaws

While the London Fire Brigade welcomes the Government’s new strategy for product safety, there could still be dangerous products in homes across the UK unless design loopholes are closed up for good. The first strategy for the Office for Product Safety…

Hidden Wartime Fire Station History Remembered

Steve Hunnisett, a Freelance Battlefield Guide and historian, was intrigued by information he came across regarding the history and story of a war-time fire station in London. With the assistance of Antonia Nicol, an Operational Equipment Officer with London Fire Brigade, an…

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.…

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