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…

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…

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