Amazon removes balcony barbecues from sale over fire risk fears

Retail giant Amazon has removed a number of barbecues specifically designed for use on balconies from sale over serious safety concerns highlighted by London Fire Brigade. The Brigade’s Deputy Commissioner Richard Mills wrote to the firm and other companies that…

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…

Firefighters call for barbecue ban as London set to bask in temperatures hotter than Ibiza

Firefighters are urging London’s councils to ban the use of disposable barbecues in public spaces as they fear a spike in grass fires as people bask in temperatures hotter than Ibiza. Forecasters are predicting Britain could see weather as warm…

London Fire Brigade still ready for fire and rescue emergencies

London Fire Brigade Andy Roe has reassured Londoners that he’s confident the Brigade can continue to maintain a good level of service despite the challenges presented by the Coronavirus pandemic.

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…

Challenging nuisance 999 calls saves London Fire Brigade £800k

Control Operators challenged more than 2,000 time-wasting 999 callers last year – saving London Fire Brigade almost £800k* As new figures reveal hoax calls attended by fire engines cost the Brigade £420,000 in 2019, nuisance 999 callers are being warned…

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…

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