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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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Don’t replace your fire safety doors 

18 Jun 18

Our fire safety inspectors are urging Londoners living in purpose built blocks or houses(opens in a new window) converted into flats not to replace vital fire doors at the entrance to their properties with doors that don’t meet the required…


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Eastenders blaze sparks fire cigarette warning 

18 Jun 18

As millions will watch Alfie Moon start a fire by throwing a cigarette into a bin tonight, we have released new statistics about the devastating effects of fires caused by smoking.


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Worst lifts in London revealed 

18 Jun 18

Today we exclusively revealed the places in the capital where you are most likely to get shut in a lift.


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Fake iPhone charger danger revealed by Brigade 

18 Jun 18

We’ve released a new report warning of the dangers of counterfeit Apple iPhone chargers, which could put people’s lives at risk.


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London Fire Commissioner Ron Dobson resigns after 35 years service 

18 Jun 18

The Chief Fire Officer of the London Fire Brigade, Ron Dobson has today announced his resignation from the position of London Fire Commissioner.


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Unsafe cigarettes warning following inquest into double fatal 

18 Jun 18

We’ve issued an urgent warning after an inquest today heard that two people died in a house fire caused by unsafe cigarettes which did not conform with European Union safety standards.


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Brigade issues ‘badger burns’ warning for smoking oxygen patients 

18 Jun 18

Those who buy cigarettes for patients who use oxygen equipment to help breathe are placing them at risk of suffering from ‘badger burns’ to the face and head.


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Firefighters respond to biblical downpour 

18 Jun 18

London Fire Brigade attended 30 flood related incidents yesterday afternoon as ‘biblical’ downpours hit parts of the capital.


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Brigade says carry on camping during fire strike week 

18 Jun 18

We’re reassuring Londoners that it’s okay to ‘carry on camping’ in August so long as they take extra care especially during the Fire Brigades Union strike next week.


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Beware of baby buggy fires in communal hallways 

18 Jun 18

London’s cluttered communal stairwells and hallways are affected by more than one fire every day new figures reveal.


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Candle safety ahead of Lights Out event 

18 Jun 18

Tonight the country will mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I by turning their lights out between 10pm and 11pm.


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£180k awarded to fund sprinklers for vulnerable Londoners 

18 Jun 18

We’ve announced the winners of our £180,000 funding* competition held to encourage more housing providers to install potentially life saving sprinklers.


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Commonwealth Games hammer thrower: London firefighter 

18 Jun 18

One of our firefighters, Amir Williamson, took part in the The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games hammer throw final last night and landed a brilliant sixth place.


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Brigade calls on councillors to turn up heat on fire safety 

18 Jun 18

London Fire Brigade is calling on councillors from all 33 of the capital’s local authorities to make sure they are using their scrutiny powers to keep London’s estates safe from fire.


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London Fire Brigade’s performance on target 

15 Jun 18

London Fire Brigade has hit the majority of its targets for the year ending March 2014, including average fire engine arrival times, reducing fatalities and reducing fire related injuries.


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Children get stuck in strangest places 

15 Jun 18

We have revealed our most unusual child rescues to encourage parents to keep children safe from fires during the summer holidays.


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Haringey fire cadets complete course 

15 Jun 18

Haringey youngsters were awarded a qualification after completing their Community Fire Cadet Course at a special Passing Out Parade on Saturday, 19 July.


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“Know the plan” urge firefighters after flat fire in Enfield 

15 Jun 18

Firefighters are today reminding Enfield residents living in purpose built flats about the importance of knowing their fire safety plan following a blaze in Ponders End.


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Brigade in grass fire warning ahead of heat wave 

15 Jun 18

The London Fire Brigade are concerned there could be a sharp increase in the number of grass fires this weekend as the capital looks forward to a heat wave.


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Fire chiefs employ pupil power to ensure high rise fire safety message hits home 

15 Jun 18

Fire chiefs are calling on the capital’s teenagers to help pass on vital life saving fire safety advice to their families as part of its campaign to ensure people living in high rise flats know what to do in the event of a fire.


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Hoax call warning ahead of strike week 

15 Jun 18

Hoax call warning ahead of strike week…


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Fire chief warning ahead of fifteenth strike 

15 Jun 18

The Fire Brigades Union will be on strike again this Thursday 10 July and the London Fire Brigade is urging Londoners to take care.


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Crystal door knob starts house fire 

15 Jun 18

Firefighters are reminding Londoners about the importance of keeping crystal furnishings out of direct sunlight after a crystal doorknob started a house fire yesterday morning.


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Teenage boy saves family from fridge freezer fire 

15 Jun 18

London Fire Brigade today praised the actions of a teenage boy who saved his family from a fire caused by a fridge freezer in Battersea in south west London last week.


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Londoners warned of potential fire hazard lurking under the stairs 

15 Jun 18

Londoners warned of potential fire hazard lurking under the stairs…







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