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London Fire Brigade - Latest News

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The latest news from London Fire Brigade
  1. London Fire Brigade is urging people to take extra care when heating homes as many prepare for a work from home winter
  2. London Fire Brigade is renewing its calls to make sprinklers in schools mandatory following a number of devastating fires in Derbyshire which prompted the Chief Fire Officer to take action
  3. London Fire Brigade has joined forces with a national regulator to reduce the risk to the public from dangerous products which can cause fires
  4. Two London firefighters have been honoured for their work on behalf of the Brigade during the Coronavirus pandemic in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
  5. New figures released by London Fire Brigade reveal fires involving outdoor heaters have doubled, as retailers see outdoor heaters, fire pits and chimineas fly off the shelf
  6. With winter on the way amid an unprecedented public health crisis, the Brigade urges smokers to join the Stoptober movement and quit the habit - to protect themselves, their families and their neighbours.
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. London firefighters have attended 1,262 fire related incidents at universities with over 90 per cent of them being false alarms
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. London Fire Brigade’s trio of four-legged fire investigators will be serving the capital for another year after passing their latest certification.
  13. 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.
  14. 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
  15. A Salvation Army volunteer who has supported firefighters at incidents for more than 15 years has been awarded for his dedication
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. Man rescued from fire as baby 18 years ago reunited with firefighters who saved his life.

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