London Fire Brigade News

Magirus Team Cab selected for its comfort and fire-fighter safety by London Fire Brigade

The Magirus Team Cab will be integrated into all of the 53 fire engines ordered via Emergency One The Magirus Team Cab scores with great comfort, functionality and security, which convinces fire departments around the world. Babcock International Group (Babcock), responsible for all fleet management tasks of the London Fire Brigade, has now specified and ordered 53 fire engines via Emergency One UK Ltd (E1), the Scottish fire-fighting technology equipment manufacturer. The Mag...

Bluerad’s Blueproof fire suppressant device installed at three NCH tower blocks in Nottingham

Blueproof follows movement of fire and reduces temperatures in the room in which it activates, in stairwells as well as on upper floors Blueproof, developed by Bluerad, not only fights fire but, for the first time in the history of fire suppression products, reduces the amount of toxic smoke and fumes. The installation in Sneinton, Nottingham, was carried out during a £3m refurbishment of Bentinck Court, Manvers Court and Kingston Courts, three 16 storey tower blocks ma...

FIREX International 2015 to connect global security & fire markets

FIREX International will showcase all the latest technology, solutions and knowledge From June 16-18 this year the Fire Industry will once again gather in London to participate in FIREX International, the annual industry event that connects the global security and fire markets. FIREX International is co-located alongside IFSEC International which re-unites the fire and security industries in one location. There are increasing opportunities and convergences within both sec...

Siemens' Sinteso fire detection system helps reduce rates of false fire alarms

Sinteso fire detection system features advanced intelligence which delivers high level of protection against all types of fire hazards The cost, risk to lives and drain on firefighting resources led the London Fire Brigade (LFB) to announce a stringent new rule which came into effect last year. Organisations are now being fined if they have more than nine false alarm call-outs in a year. The LFB states that despite a 7.3% drop in the number of call-outs after the introduct...

Cycle Experience trains London firefighters to expand the London Fire Brigade's use of bikes

The scheme will see fire crews patrolling areas of north-east and west London next spring and summer to identify fire hazards Cycle Experience, part of the TTC Group road safety organisation, has provided training for London firefighters as part of a pilot scheme to expand the London Fire Brigade's use of bikes. The scheme will see fire crews patrolling areas of north-east and west London next spring and summer to identify fire hazards such as abandoned cars and fly tipping,...

Babcock International wins contracts with LFEPA for maintenance of vehicles and equipment

Babcock will support the maintenance of LFEPA’s fleet of over 500 vehicles and 50,000 pieces of equipment Babcock International Group has been awarded a critical contract with London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA) to manage and maintain their fleet of vehicles and equipment over an 18-month interim period during which LFEPA will be running a full competition for the services. The contract has been entered into following the recent deterioration of LFEPA&rs...

Sprue Safety Products’ animated safety film wins Community Recognition Award

Sprue Safety Products won the Community Recognition Award at this year's Blackrock Film Festival in Dublin Fire safety products specialist, Sprue Safety Products, is celebrating its first film gong after its ‘Don’t Drink and Fry’ animated safety film http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7WEdAbYhDY&feature=plcp) was given a special Community Recognition Award at this year’s Blackrock Film Festival in Dublin.   Unanimously voted as favourite by judge...

London Fire Brigade selects partner for rebuilding nine fire stations

London Fire Brigade selects Blue3 to deliver the design, build, financing and maintenance of the nine stations London Fire Brigade has announced its PFI partner for a construction programme which will see nine of its ageing fire stations rebuilt to provide facilities fit for the 21st century. The selection of Blue3 to deliver the design, build, financing and maintenance of the nine selected stations marks the  beginning of the final stage  of the procurement of a ma...

London Fire Brigade reveals its firefighting plans during the Olympic Games

The London Fire Brigade will have five rapid response vehicles on the Olympic Park The London Fire Brigade has confirmed that the deadline for firefighters to sign contracts to work extra hours during the Olympics has passed and it has sufficient volunteers to fulfill all its requirements for providing fire cover on the Olympic Park during this summer’s Olympic Games. The London Fire Brigade will have five rapid response vehicles on the Olympic Park, which will be equip...

London Fire Brigade urges businesses to place warnings on websites and petrol cans

Fire Brigade wants businesses to get legal petrol storaging messaging on petrol cans London Fire Brigade is urging businesses to place warnings on both websites and petrol cans – some known as Jerry cans - so that people don’t accidentally fall foul of the law. The law states that people should only store petrol in metal containers of a maximum of 10 litres (approximately 2 gallons) or plastic containers of a maximum of five litres (approximately 1 gallon) and peo...

London Fire Brigade prompts the use of more fire sprinklers

London Fire Brigade has emphasized the use of of more fire sprinklers to decrease the risk of fire accidents Last year there were 36 arson attacks on London’s schools, colleges and nursery buildings and a further 113 accidental fires. New figures released by London Fire Brigade show that last year, there was one fire every three days in the capital’s schools, colleges and nurseries the equivalent of one fire for nearly every school day. Fire chiefs say these st...

London Fire Brigade offers firefighter training opportunity to Kate Winslet

As per the proposed training, Kate will meet trainees and study modern-day firefighters' role  London Fire Brigade is offering Kate Winslet the opportunity to train with firefighters after she bravely rescued Richard Branson’s mother from a fire on his multi-million pound luxury holiday island. The Brigade, which has over 300 women firefighters, is inviting Kate to learn how crews deal with fires and also how people can prevent fires from happening in the firs...

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