London Fire Brigade


Firefighters attend blaze at a high-rise block near Grenfell

The London Fire Brigade has said eight fire engines and around 60 firefighters were sent to a tower block in Queensdale Crescent after a fire broke out on Tuesday morning. Read More

Mayor’s fire safety plan for London aims to exceed national building regulations

Ron Alalouff examines the details of the fire safety proposals for London set out by Mayor Sadiq Khan in early 2022. Read More

Record-breaking fire safety fine on Bupa Care Services explained

January saw the highest ever fine imposed for fire safety breaches under the Fire Safety Order 2005. We examine the record-breaking aspects of the case. Read More

Sadiq Khan is “extremely concerned” over lack of progress made by government since the first phase of Grenfell Inquiry

According to London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, ministers have “failed to complete a single recommendation” from the first phase of the Grenfell Inquiry. Read More

Construction of Canary Wharf skyscraper halted over fire safety concerns

Plans to build a 51-storey, 174m high tower block in east London have been put on hold due to fire safety concerns. Read More

BUPA ordered to pay over £1m for fire safety failings following death of care home resident

BUPA, has been fined a record £1.04m after a resident died in a fire while smoking at one of its care homes. Read More

Landlord prosecuted after failing to meet fire safety requirements

The landlord of multiple flats above a takeaway in Islington has been found guilty of a series of fire safety failings. Read More

Property management company fined over £80,000 for 10 separate fire safety failings

A property managing agent has been ordered to pay more than £80,000 for safety failings, after inspections from the LFB. Read More

LFB voices growing concerns over number of new properties being ‘deliberately’ designed to avoid fire safety rules

The LFB has expressed mounting concerns over the quantity of new properties being designed to avoid adhering to post-Grenfell fire safety rules. Read More

LFB updates on progress in implementing its Grenfell Tower Inquiry recommendations

Two years after the Grenfell Tower Inquiry published recommendations, LFB has shared an update on its progress in implementing them. Read More

LFB urges historic landmarks to complete fire emergency salvage plans

Thousands of historic artefacts in London are at risk of being lost forever if venues don't have the correct salvage plans, the London Fire Brigade has warned. Read More

Grenfell Tower Inquiry: “‘Stay Put’ strategy should have been disregarded sooner”, says Kent FRS engineer

In a recent Grenfell Tower Inquiry Podcast, facilitated by BBC Sounds, the 'stay put' strategy was once again discussed. Read More

LFB warns home workers of increased fire risk related to use of portable heaters

The LFB is urging individuals to be aware of the fire risk related to the use of portable heaters as remote working continues. Read More

Number of unsafe buildings in London suspending ‘stay put’ strategy passes 1k – Fire Commissioner calls for urgent action

Urgent action has been called for by the London Fire Commissioner after the number of apartment blocks in London deemed unsafe exceeds 1,000. Read More

Serious fire safety law breaches at London flat lead to £20k fine and prison sentence

The London Fire Brigade prosecuted a West London building owner after breaches of fire safety law were discovered following a major blaze. Read More

London Fire Brigade launches external review of its culture

The London Fire Brigade has announced that it has opened an independently-led external review of its culture. Read More



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