London Fire Brigade News

London Fire Brigade’s First Commissioner Signs A Covenant With The UK Armed Forces

London Fire Brigade’s first Commissioner in 75 years to have served as a commissioned officer in the British army signs a covenant with the UK armed forces. The agreement formalizes the Brigade’s commitment to supporting the Armed Forces community and recognizes the contribution to the country that serving military personal, veterans and their families have made and continue to make. Wider Military Family It is a great honor that one of my first official duties is to sign the Arme...

London Fire Brigade Appoints Andy Roe As The New Fire Commissioner After Dany Cotton

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, appoints Andy Roe as London’s new Fire Commissioner. Andy Roe will take up the post as the head of London Fire Brigade (LFB) on 1 January 2020, following a comprehensive international recruitment process. He will be taking over from Dany Cotton who last week announced she would be stepping down as Commissioner at the end of December. Andy Roe will be responsible for leading the transformational change needed at LFB and will work closely with the Deputy May...

London Fire Brigade’s Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton To Step Down

The London Fire Commissioner, Dany Cotton, has announced she will be stepping down from her position at London Fire Brigade on 31 December. The Commissioner had previously announced in June that she intended to retire from the fire and rescue service in April 2020, but in consultation with City Hall it has been agreed that Dany will bring that forward to the end of this year to enable a timely handover to the next Commissioner, as the Brigade works to urgently deliver the recommendations of the...

Grenfell Tower Inquiry Phase 1 Report Critical Of London Fire Brigade

The Phase 1 report of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, released Oct. 30, examines events of 14 June, 2017, when 71 people were killed in a high-rise building fire at Grenfell Tower, a residential tower block in North Kensington, London. The report finds London Fire Brigade’s planning and preparation for such a fire was “gravely inadequate.” The report reflects the first phase of the inquiry. Investigators will consider problems related to design, maintenance and renovation of Grenf...

BAFSA To Host The “Safer Homes – Safer Communities” Seminar With London Fire Brigade On October 30th

In partnership with London Fire Brigade, BAFSA will host a free to attend seminar on the 30th October at LFB HQ in Union Street, London SE1 0LL. This one day event will have a packed program of presentations, delivered by experts and practitioners focusing on the topic “Safer homes – safer communities”. It is beneficial for those people whose professional role encompasses the protection of people, their homes and communities from fire. This seminar is targeted towards those pe...

Securitas Hosts Annual Firefighting Weekend For Graduating London Fire Brigade Fire Cadets

Securitas welcomed top Fire Cadets to the Fire Service College in Moreton-in-Marsh, for an action-packed firefighting weekend giving graduate cadets a safe and realistic insight into firefighting. Securitas’ fire and safety instructors In addition to classroom demonstrations, the young cadets gained hands-on experience as they took part in real-life scenarios under the supervision of the Securitas’ highly skilled, trained fire and safety instructors.  Scenarios included tackli...

London Fire Brigade Releases Reports On An Alarming Number Of School Fires And Notes The Lack Of Sprinkler Systems

New figures released show that no schools, which have had fires recently, had sprinklers fitted. This year alone, London Fire Brigade had attended 57 fires in schools in the capital and new figures released by the Brigade show that not a single school had an automatic fire suppression system (AFSS) fitted. The Brigade has long been calling for sprinklers to become a mandatory requirement in schools. In particular, they want sprinklers to be mandatory in all new school builds and for all schools...

GMB Union Supports London Fire Brigade Campaign And Urges Members To Install Fire Suppression Systems In Schools

GMB, the union representing school staff, are shocked and concerned by figures recently released by the London Fire Brigade, that report that of all 57 fires in schools across the capital attended by the LFB in the past year, not one of the schools were fitted with sprinklers also known as automatic fire suppression system (AFSS). GMB supports the LFB campaign to ensure all schools are fitted with sprinklers by urging GMB members to contact their local members of parliament and tell them they w...

Avon Fire And Rescue Service’s Avonmouth Fire Station Wins National Energy-Saving Competition

Avon Fire and Rescue Service (AF&RS) is delighted to announce that one of its stations has won a national energy reduction competition. Fire and Rescue Services from across the country took part in the energy-saving competition to reduce energy consumption over a four-month period throughout the winter, with Avonmouth fire station topping the leaderboard. The competition involved 66 fire stations from Avon, Essex, Greater Manchester, Hertfordshire, London and Scotland. Avonmouth fire statio...

London Fire Brigade Reports Fire At Veolia’s Recycling Center Which Was Managed By The Presence Of Fire Suppression System

A fire at Veolia’s recycling center off the Old Kent Road was likely caused by a wrongly-disposed lithium battery, the company said. Veolia issued a warning to Southwark residents to safely dispose of their waste after the fire, to which four fire engines and 25 firefighters were called. There were no injuries, added the London Fire Brigade – but it said the incident could’ve been worse if a sprinkler system hadn’t been in place. 500kg of recyclable materials were damaged...

Xact Announces Signing 5-Year Fire Safety Training Contract With London Fire Brigade

Xact is delighted to announce that it has won a five-year contract with London Fire Brigade to provide fire safety training to its inspecting officers. London Fire Brigade contract It marks a hat trick for the training provider with the UK’s busiest brigade, having already scooped two other LFB contracts earlier this year to provide courses and qualifications in Level 5 Diploma Fire Engineering Design and HTM Healthcare Premises. LFB are looking forward to developing our partnership with...

Kent Fire And Rescue Service Carries Escape Hoods To Protect People From Toxic Smoke During Rescue Operation

Kent Fire and Rescue Service is one of two fire services in the UK now carrying escape hoods to protect members of the public from toxic smoke at fires. The introduction of the new kit comes as a result of collaborative working with London Fire Brigade, who’ve also issued the hoods to their crews. The hoods have a filter which provide up to 15 minutes protection from four of the main fire gases (carbon monoxide, hydrogen cyanide, hydrogen chloride and acrolein) and can be worn by consciou...

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