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Lethal product design flaws still need to be addressed two years after large west London blaze 

17 Aug 18

The major fire at Shepherds Court in west London in August 2016 was caused by a tumble dryer and destroyed five homes…


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Cladding ban only one part of building safety, warns Brigade 

14 Aug 18

London Fire Brigade has written to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) regarding the ban on combustible materials being used on building exteriors…


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Brigade’s consultation response on Dame Judith Hackitt’s full independent review of building regulations and fire safety 

14 Aug 18

Our submission outlined the numerous ways that building regulations and fire safety system is currently broken…


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New Government product safety strategy doesn’t address lethal design flaws 

10 Aug 18

The first strategy for the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS), published today, covers key areas the Brigade has spent years lobbying for as part of its Total Recalls campaign.


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Brigade gives Government bad school report as school fires increase and sprinklers 

31 Jul 18

We’re campaigning for sprinklers in schools.


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Brigade calls for urgent BBQ ban to prevent grass fires 

26 Jul 18

London Fire Commissioner, Dany Cotton has written to all London councils requesting a temporary BBQ ban in public parks…


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Teach children how to dial 999 this summer urges London Fire Brigade 

25 Jul 18

There was a delay calling 999 in 2 out of 5 house and flat fires in the capital according to the latest Fire Facts report by London Fire Brigade.


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Fire station ‘tea boy’ turned fire commander retires after 31 years of service 

24 Jul 18

Tower Hamlets Borough Commander Steve Dudeney began his career aged 14 making tea for crews at Poplar Fire Station…


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Record numbers of grass fires put lives at risk 

24 Jul 18

London Fire Brigade said ‘careless and reckless’ members of the public are putting lives at risk by causing record numbers of grass fires during the heatwave.


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‘Sticky science’ saves London school from fire 

24 Jul 18

London Firefighters used a new glue like liquid to save a school in Twickenham from burning down…


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Fire Cadet, 16, gives first aid to England fan after traffic light fall 

20 Jul 18

Fire Cadet, 16, gives first aid to England fan after traffic light fall…


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New Government safety recommendations reflect years of Brigade lobbying 

20 Jul 18

Crucial safety recommendations announced by the Government today reflect many of the issues that London Fire Brigade has spent years lobbying for.


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Firefighters issue urgent warning after London’s ‘biggest ever grass fire’ 

16 Jul 18

Capital’s fire crews deal with several large grass fires over weekend…


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Brigade slams Love Island for stereotypes during ‘Fireman’ challenge 

13 Jul 18

The Brigade has condemned ITV’s Love Island for conforming to stereotypes following a challenge in which the male Islanders dressed as firefighters.


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Looking back at the Dudgeon’s Wharf disaster 

12 Jul 18

Looking back at the Dudgeon’s Wharf disaster…


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Firefighters complete un-bill-ievable rescue after duckling falls through a drain cover 

12 Jul 18

Firefighters complete un-bill-ievable rescue after duckling falls through a drain cover…


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Brigade to hold first ever zip wire across the Thames to raise £1M 

10 Jul 18

Flying ‘superman style’ in a harness across the Thames, the zip will reach speeds of 40 miles per hour.


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Alarms essential to carry on camping, says Brigade 

10 Jul 18

Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms essential in caravans…


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Brigade to hold first ever zip wire across the Thames to raise £1M 

10 Jul 18

A team of our specialist firefighters will rig up a zip wire from the roof of St Thomas’ Hospital, on the South Bank of the Thames.


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Firefighters give out thousands of LED lights to cut deadly candle fires 

9 Jul 18

London’s firefighters have teamed up with the Hindu community to distribute 2,000 LED tea lights…


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Firefighters called to high numbers of large fires during London heatwave 

5 Jul 18

In the last two weeks, there have been 20 large fires in London, with each needing more than 35 firefighters to tackle them…


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Brigade sends firefighters to assist with Lancashire moorlands fire 

4 Jul 18

London Fire Brigade has today sent a team of firefighters to help assist colleagues at the Lancashire moorlands fire…


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Brigade and Navy sail the rainbow for Pride in London 

4 Jul 18

The Brigade’s fireboat will be decked out as a Pride rainbow for the first ever Parade of Sail…


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Grass fires warning from the Brigade 

29 Jun 18

The Brigade calls for vigilance in the hot weather…


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Hidden dangers of a London heatwave revealed by Brigade 

26 Jun 18

With temperatures in the capital set to rise this week, firefighters are urging Londoners to remain vigilant to the risks of fire while they enjoy the sunshine…


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Firefighters join fight against plastic in Thames beach clean 

19 Jun 18

Firefighters wage war against single use plastic…


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Boxing Day clutter warning for high rise residents 

18 Jun 18

Boxing Day clutter putting lives of high rise residents at risk warns London Fire Brigade…


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Hose, Hose, Hose – Bexley Firefighters cook Christmas dinner for elderly 

18 Jun 18

Bexley firefighters spread Christmas cheer by cooking for the elderly at the station on Sunday, 21 December.


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

18 Jun 18

A 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.


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London Fire Brigade to use fast food to fight fires this Christmas 

18 Jun 18

Does Islington have the best Indian? Dalston do the best doners? And Bromley the best burgers…


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Electric heater warning as cold weather and firefighters set to strike 

18 Jun 18

As the cold weather bites and with the Fire Brigades’ Union (FBU) set to go on strike, we’re warning people to take extra care with their electric heaters.


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Seasonal candle fires, a burning issue 

18 Jun 18

We’re warning Londoners to take care this festive season after new figures show blazes started by candles increase by a massive 38%* between November and January.


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Family without smoke alarm cheated death 

18 Jun 18

On black Friday we urge you to put a smoke alarm at the top of your shopping list.


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London Fire Brigade wins Corporate Comms Award 

18 Jun 18

London Fire Brigade’s communications team are today celebrating winning the Corporate Communications Award for best use of digital as part of a communications strategy.


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New West Norwood fire station officially opened 

18 Jun 18

Our new West Norwood fire station on Knight’s Hill was officially opened today (25 November) by Fire Minister Penny Mordaunt MP.


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London firefighters star in Department for Transport’s THINK! campaign advert 

18 Jun 18

We have teamed up for the first time with THINK! to remind people of the dangers of drink driving, ahead of the Christmas party season.


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Woman saved by carbon monoxide alarm 

18 Jun 18

We are urging everyone to get a carbon monoxide alarm after a woman was alerted to the harmful gases when hers sounded this morning.


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Cannabis factory fires stay high 

18 Jun 18

The number of cannabis factory fires have been steadily increasing in recent years.


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Public urged to attend organised displays after Bonfire Night injuries 

18 Jun 18

London Fire Brigade is urging the public to attend organised firework displays this Bonfire Night, after seven people suffered serious fire related injuries last November 5.


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Fire Brigades Union industrial action round up 

18 Jun 18

The Fire Brigades Union’s 47th period of strike action ended last night.


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Brigade backs Winkleman’s candle warning 

18 Jun 18

We’re backing Claudia Winkleman’s warning about the dangers of candles, open fires and fireworks after her daughter was hospitalized following a Halloween party.


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Fireworks warning following strike announcement by Fire Brigades Union 

18 Jun 18

We are urging Londoners to take care in the run up to Bonfire Night as the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has announced strike action in the days before the annual celebration.


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Londoners urged to use candles safely to avoid giving themselves a fright this Halloween 

18 Jun 18

We are urging the public not to give themselves an unnecessary fright this Halloween and to take extra care using candles.


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Londoners safer than ever as Great Fire drama starts 

18 Jun 18

As a new drama hits our screens depicting the Great Fire of London our Commissioner has said the public are now more safe from fire than ever before.


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Bravery commendations for east London firefighters 

18 Jun 18

Firefighters from east London have received commendations for their bravery when attending a fire on Bethnal Green Road, E2, in which two firefighters died.


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Clapham landlord fined £10,000 for breaking fire safety laws 

18 Jun 18

We have successfully prosecuted a Clapham landlord who let tenants carry on living in his property despite our fire safety inspectors slapping a notice on it to prevent its use due to serious fire safety concerns.


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Inquest into the death of Santosh Benjamin Muthiah 

18 Jun 18

Today at Barnet Coroner’s Court, Her Majesty’s Coroner Andrew Walker recorded a narrative verdict following an inquest into the death of Santosh Benjamin Muthiah who died after a house fire in November 2010.


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Brigade warns don’t give arsonists the chance to strike 

18 Jun 18

We’re warning of the dangers of leaving mattresses and other materials stacked up against the outside of your home presenting an opportunity for would be arsonists to strike.


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Care home provider slated for death of elderly woman 

18 Jun 18

One of the country’s biggest care home providers has today been ordered to pay £170,622 for contravening fire safety laws following a fire in which a woman died.


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Students warned about Freshers’ week fires 

18 Jun 18

Students are being asked to avoid freshers’ week fires and to check that the electrical goods in their new accommodation are not putting their lives at risk.







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