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London Fire Brigade - Latest News

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The latest news from London Fire Brigade
  1. Take a minute to have a look at our back to University checklist and make sure you’ve checked off everything to stay fire safe in your accommodation
  2. Soho firefighters held a small remembrance service and have arranged a plaque to honour the memory of those killed and the heroics of Auxiliary Fireman Harry Errington
  3. London firefighters have attended 1,262 fire related incidents at universities with over 90 per cent of them being false alarms
  4. Children stuck in a bin, a toilet seat and even a ticket machine are just some of the more unusual jobs London’s firefighters have been called to
  5. New aerial ladders that are more responsive to drive, faster to set up and with greater rescue capabilities are soon to hit the streets of London as the Brigade continues to improve its ability to deal with high rise incidents.
  6. London Fire Brigade’s trio of four-legged fire investigators will be serving the capital for another year after passing their latest certification.
  7. London’s firefighters and 999 Control Officers have had a busy few weeks as extreme weather has resulted in grass fires during heat waves and severe flooding caused by summer storms.
  8. New figures from London Fire Brigade show the number of smoking-related fires in the home has increased by around 20 per cent since the UK lockdown was announced, despite it being reported that one million smokers in the UK have quit during the pandemic
  9. A Salvation Army volunteer who has supported firefighters at incidents for more than 15 years has been awarded for his dedication
  10. 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.
  11. A grieving son whose mum died after accidentally setting fire to herself while wearing an emollient cream is backing a campaign, launched today, to improve safety labelling on emollients and ensure people know how to use them safely.
  12. London Fire Brigade has written to all major housing providers in the capital urging them to get plans in place ahead of new fire safety legislation coming into effect.
  13. 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.
  14. Man rescued from fire as baby 18 years ago reunited with firefighters who saved his life.
  15. London Fire Brigade is warning of a possible spike in fires due to concerns that people may drink to excess this coming Saturday as pubs, bars and restaurants reopen for the first time in three months.
  16. London Firefighter Jimmy Durant has donated £1000 prize to the Firefighters Charity.
  17. London Fire Brigade Commissioner Andy Roe today launches Togetherness Strategy, the Brigade’s commitment to embedding gold-standard inclusion and diversity practice in everything we do - and in our relationships with the communities we proudly serve.
  18. Rogue landlords could face fines of up to £30,000 if they don’t comply with new regulations which come into force today designed to keep renters safe from faulty electrics and fire hazards.
  19. London firefighter, Emily Butler, was at home at her family farm in Thursley when a local farmer called and said that flames were spreading towards their land. With nine years of experience and training under her belt, she went out to help.
  20. 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.

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