Fire safety warning as millions work from home to stem spread of Covid-19

Firefighters are issuing urgent #StayHomeStaySafe advice as millions of people enter their first full week of working from home amidst the Coronavirus pandemic. The majority of city office workers have now stopped commuting following Government advice to avoid all but…

Firefighters warn people to “vape safe” after man badly burnt by exploding e-cig

A man was badly burnt and left with scars on his leg after a vape exploded in his pocket when it came into contact with his keys. Fortunately for contractor Richard Bingham, he was at Whittington Hospital in Upper Holloway…

Property company fined for fire safety breaches after resident unable to escape during blaze

A resident who was unable to access an emergency escape route during a fire was found standing on a windowsill hanging from guttering and had to be rescued by firefighters. Management company Harper Stone Properties Ltd has been fined after…

New fire commissioner signs covenant with UK Armed Forces

London Fire Brigade’s first Commissioner in 75 years to have served as a commissioned officer in the British army has today sign a covenant with the UK armed forces. The agreement formalises the Brigade’s commitment to supporting the Armed Forces…

London Assembly response to building safety consultation

The London Assembly Fire, Resilience and Emergency Planning Committee submitted the attached letter in response to the Ministry of Housing, Community and Local Government’s (MHCLG) building safety consultation. Commenting on the Committee’s response to the consultation, Chair of the Fire, Resilience…

Wembley care home where a resident died had been warned about fire safety failings

A care home where a resident died after a fire in his room had already been warned by London Fire Brigade about fire safety failings. Lee Valley Care Services in Wembley received a fine for just over £57,000 after pleading…

Simon Rooks, Operations Director at Johnson Controls and council member of the British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association (BAFSA):

“The London Fire Brigade’s call for mandatory sprinklers in new high-rise buildings, irrespective of height, is yet another plea for action on fire safety. Industry bodies, building owners, and occupiers have been calling for vast improvements to fire safety regulations ever since…

The Innovative Product & Technology Award Goes To… PVStop

The team at PVStop are very excited and proud to announce that they have won the FPA Australia, Fire Protection Industry Awards in the category of “Innovative Product & Technology for 2018!” The Innovative Product & Technology Award is a…

London Fire Brigade Concerns That New Government product safety strategy doesn’t address lethal design flaws

While the London Fire Brigade welcomes the Government’s new strategy for product safety, there could still be dangerous products in homes across the UK unless design loopholes are closed up for good. The first strategy for the Office for Product Safety…

Grenfell 100 days on – London Fire Brigade makes fire safety plea

One hundred days on from the Grenfell Tower disaster and London’s fire chiefs are using the anniversary to remind landlords and residents about their high-rise fire safety responsibilities. The cause and spread of the Grenfell fire, as well as the response to…

More than a million call 999 because of kitchen fires

As the Capital marks the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London – which began in a baker’s kitchen, lasted for four days and destroyed more than 13,000 homes – research by Electrical Safety First has found that more…

Testing time for waste fires

The Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA) and London Fire Brigade have been working with the Waste Industry Safety Forum (WISH), Wood Recycling Association, Environment Agency (EA) and Environment Services Association to undertake ground-breaking waste fire tests. The aim of the…

Lessons should be learnt from Sainsbury’s fire, says Business Sprinkler Alliance

A large fire at a Sainsbury’s warehouse in Charlton, South East London on Monday (18th May), has drawn attention to the necessity of installing fire sprinklers in commercial and industrial buildings. After a large black smoke cloud was spotted rising…

Marylebone landlord hit with £35,000 fine for fire safety breaches

Marylebone pub landlord has been hit with a £35,000 fine for breaking fire safety laws and potentially putting her customers and tenants at risk after we successfully prosecuted them. Romana Chohan, who runs The Bell House, on Bell Street, pleaded guilty…

Management Failings increase Death Rate in Major Fires

Management failings – not badly designed buildings or lack of equipment – are the main reason people die in major fires. Nick Coombe, Fire Safety Regulation Management, London Fire Brigade says: “It is recognised that the quality of fire risk…

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