London Fire Brigade News

London Fire Brigade Releases Statement On Camberwell Fire

London Fire Brigade has commented on the recent Camberwell fire LFB comments on fighting Camberwell fire Speaking about the London Fire Brigade's response to the Camberwell tower block fire, London Fire Commissioner Ron Dobson said today: "Firefighters were at the scene within minutes of being called. There was no delay in getting fire engines to the incident and firefighters took immediate action as soon as they arrived. Crews worked under very difficult and hazardous ci...

Top Gay Friendly Fire Service Celebrates With Pride

London Fire Brigade is hosting a breakfast to celebrate gay pride in the firefighting community London Fire Brigade celebrates its status as UK's top gay-friendly fire service Brian Coleman AM FRSA, Chairman of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority, will be hosting London Fire Brigade's Pride breakfast at Soho Fire Station on Saturday 4 July. The Brigade, the UK's top gay friendly fire and rescue service according to Stonewall, and London's firefighters wil...

London Set To Get Nine New Fire Stations

Nine fire stations across London are to be completely rebuilt Funding will provide complete rebuild for fire stations across the capital Nine ageing fire stations across London will be entirely rebuilt after the government gave the green light for a huge building programme to go ahead. The Private Finance Initiative project will see London Fire Brigade receive £57.4 million to make major improvements to nine of its stations. The new stations will replace fire station...

Healthy Fire Safety Partnership For London

Phil Smith, Paul Roberts, and Steve Turek, with the signed concordat New intiative seeks to improve NHS facility fire safety NHS staff from hospitals and primary care trusts across London visited London Fire Brigade's training centre in Southwark on the 24th June, to discuss ways of making the capital's health venues safer. The ‘Working together in partnership - Fire Safety Workshop' featured presentations from a range of experts including Paul Roberts, the Depa...

Be Safe From Fire This Child Safety Week

London Fire Brigade promotes fire safety for children London Fire Brigade launches new child fire safety campaign Firefighters are urging Londoners to keep their community safe and sound by teaching children about the importance of fire safety. London Fire Brigade’s Assistant Commissioner for Community Safety Andy Barrett said, “Parents and carers can become fire safety champions by protecting their children from fire just by talking to them about what to d...

EastEnders Actor Launches New London Fire Brigade Campaign

London Fire Brigade launches its new fire safety campaign: 'Keep Your Community Safe and Sound.' London Fire Brigade's new fire safety campaign has got underway with a celebrity launch Actor Cliff Parisi, who plays ‘Minty' in EastEnders, joined London Fire Commissioner Ron Dobson and the Vice Chair of London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority, Cllr Liaquat Ali to launch the ‘Keep Your Community Safe &Sound' campaign. The new campaign is encouraging all...

The Working Life Of Brian

Brian Newstead (left) is congratulated by London Fire Commissioner Ron Dobson Retirement of LFB firefighter after over 50 years of public service In 1958 Britain's first motorway was opened, Elvis joined the army and Manchester United lost a generation of talented players in the Munich Air disaster. It was also the year that Brian Newstead joined the fire service and he is now retiring after over half a century of dedicated service to the public. Brian, who lives in Wemble...

London Firefighter Awarded Queen’s Fire Service Medal

Les Bowman has been awarded the Queen's Fire Service Medal Prestigious medal awarded to 23-year career firefighter Les Bowman has been awarded the Queen's Fire Service Medal in the Queen's Birthday Honours list, in recognition of his service to Londoners during a 23 year career with the London Fire Brigade. Les, currently a Station Manager at Kingsland Fire Station in East London, joined the Brigade in 1986 as a firefighter at Dagenham Fire Station, where he stayed fo...

Brigade Assistant Commissioner Recognised In Queen’s Birthday Honours

Nick Collins, Assistant Commissioner of the LFB, has been awarded the Queen's Fire Service Medal LFB Assistant Commissioner awarded medal for dedication to the service London Fire Brigade Assistant Commissioner Nick Collins has been awarded the Queen's Fire Service Medal (QFSM) in the Queen's Birthday Honours list, in recognition of his dedication to the fire and rescue service. AC Collins joined the Brigade in 1978 and rose through the ranks to become Assistant Commission...

Haringey Landlords Prosecuted For Fire Safety Breaches

Two London landlords have been punished for breaching fire safety regulations Case highlights need for responsible fire safety in UK premises Two Haringey landlords have been sentenced to six months imprisonment and ordered to pay £5000 costs each for breaching fire safety regulations, after a successful prosecution by London Fire Brigade. The prosecution followed a fire at a house converted into bedsits, on Hampden Road, N8, on 31 March 2007. Sentencing of the buil...

Shell Fined Record Sum For Fire Safety Breaches

Shell's serious breaches of fire safety regulations included blocked fire exits Shell International Ltd. was fined £300,000 and ordered to pay £45,000 in costs after pleading guilty to serious breaches of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (the "RRO"). The fine is the largest imposed under the RRO. The London Fire Brigade prosecuted Shell following two small fires in the space of three weeks at the Shell Centre on York Road, SE1 7NA. The first fire w...

Landmark Asian Firefighter Retires After 27 Years

Manjit Singh, one of the UK's first Asian firefighters, is retiring from the LFB One of the first Asian firefighters in the country is hanging up his helmet after 27 years of service to Londoners. Watch Manager Manjit Singh joined the London Fire Brigade in 1982 and has enjoyed every minute of it. He said: "I really have loved my job and when I joined it was seen as a landmark for an Asian to be a firefighter. I would like to see a lot more Asian firefighters coming throu...

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