London Fire Brigade

Shoreditch High Street Evacuated Following Discovery Of 'Unexploded Bomb'

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK

Shoreditch High Street was evacuated during rush hour on Monday after a suspected World War Two bomb was discovered. Police closed the east London roa...

Cressida Dick Named As London's First Met Police Woman Commissioner

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK

Cressida Dick is to become the first female commissioner of the Metropolitan Police. Dick was the commander-in-chief of the operation which saw innoce...

This Is Why You Should Never Leave A Deodorant Can Near A Candle

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK

Pictures of the aftermath of a deodorant can explosion at an east London flat show what a “deadly” impact aerosols can have when exposed to heat. ...

Huge Fire Close To Heathrow Airport Sends Thick Black Plumes Of Smoke Above London

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK

A “massive fire” has broken out close to Heathrow airport, with plumes of smoke spotted for miles across west London. Around 70 firefighters were ...

Fire Tears Through Naked Health Spa In North London

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK

A fire has torn through a naturist health spa in London’s Kentish Town. The fire damaged a sauna at Rio’s on Kentish Town Road on Friday. The Even...

120 Firefighters Tackle Massive Blaze Tearing Through Central London Block Of Flats

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK

More than 120 firefighters have extinguished a massive blaze that tore though a residential tower-block in central London. Smoke had been seen pouring...

Studio 338 Staff Pay Tribute To 'Pure And Beautiful' Colleague Who Died Saving Others

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK

Staff at a nightclub which was the scene of a huge blaze that took more than 100 firefighters several hours to extinguish have paid tribute to their ...

Man 'Fighting For His Life' After Fire At London's Studio 338

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK

A man is “fighting for his life” after a fire at an ‘Ibiza-style’ south-east London nightclub on Monday. Fourteen men arrested on suspicion of...

Major Blaze At Studio 338 'London's Biggest Nightclub' Sees Man In Hospital

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK

UPDATE: Fourteen men were arrested on suspicion of arson, the Metropolitan Police said. They were subsequently de-arrested. A man has been taken to ho...

Firefighters Rescue 19 People Trapped 20 Metres High On Broken Ride In London

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 01.08.2016 | UK

Six children were among 19 people rescued from a fairground ride in central London which became stuck 20 metres above the ground on Sunday. Firefighte...

The Top 10 Weirdest Prank Calls The London Fire Brigade Received Last Year

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Comedy

The London Fire Brigade has released a top 10 list of the strangest hoax calls they received last year in a bid to combat summer pranksters. The LFB i...

This Epic Penis Ring Warning Just Won Star Wars Day For The London Fire Brigade

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK

Help us prevent unnecessary call outs. If it doesn't fit, don't force it #MayThe4thBeWithYou— London ...

60ft Sinkhole Opens Up Outside London Homes

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK

Dozens of people had to be evacuated from their homes after a sinkhole opened up in London on Monday. The sinkhole, which is believed to be about 60ft...

It Is Time to Engage With George Galloway's Policy Proposals

David Lindsay | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Politics
David Lindsay

The bookmakers have George Galloway in third place for the position of Mayor of London, which is determined by the Supplementary Vote. Neither Sadiq Khan nor Zac Goldsmith stands any realistic chance of winning outright on first preferences. They, and all other Mayoral candidates who want to win, need to start engaging with Galloway's policy proposals.

London Fire Brigade Video Streaming App Could Improve Response to Major Incidents

Tony Arbour | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Politics
Tony Arbour

The London Fire Brigade could improve its response to major incidents by embracing mobile technology. I recently authored a report entitled "Updated...

This Massive Fire Is Sending Ash And Sparks Onto The M25

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK

More than 70 firefighters have been tackling a "difficult" fire in an industrial yard near the M25, which has caused ash and sparks to drift over the ...

Trade Unions Should Wake Up and Realise the EU Is No Friend of Workers

Paul Embery | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Politics
Paul Embery

Many union leaders favour staying in. But the wider movement is far from united on the question. Two unions have already endorsed a 'leave' vote, and a sizeable number of rank-and-file trade unionists want out.

How The London Fire Brigade Is Helping 50,000 Syrians

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK

Firefighters from the London Fire Brigade have helped to save the lives of 50,000 Syrians by donating equipment to volunteer search and rescue workers...

50 Rescued From Burning London Flats

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 31.10.2015 | UK

Firefighters have rescued 50 people from a burning tower block in west London after a fire in a third-floor flat. Around 60 firefighters and eight ...

Unexploded World War Two Bomb Brings Behtnal Green To A Halt

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK

An unexploded Second World War bomb has brought part of east London to a standstill, as emergency services evacuated 150 people to deal with the devic...

Pictures Reveal Lines Of Burned Out Cars After Huge Blaze At Enfield

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK

UPDATE: More than 70 firefighters have extinguished a huge blaze at an industrial site in Enfield where a large part of a pallet yard and nearby cars ...

200 Evacuated As Holborn Building Collapses

PA | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK

Part of a building that is being demolished has collapsed in central London. Scaffolding on four floors of the building collapsed and around 200 pe...

Fire Burns In Charing Cross Station

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK

Charing Cross Station was evacuated earlier on Sunday after an incoming train caught fire. These extraordinary image was taken by one of the fleein...

Kings Cross Disaster: 27 Years on, Boris Johnson et al Are Playing With Fire

Karl Davis | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK
Karl Davis

History doesn't just repeat, it gathers its forces at the borders of ignorance and complacency, ready to stage a guerrilla attack...

Why Firefighters Are on Strike

Matt Wrack | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK Politics
Matt Wrack

We have been patient, we have always been willing to negotiate and we have always acted with complete integrity - as the public would expect from firefighters. This government may praise us when we respond to major fire and rescue incidents, such as the fires at Didcot power station and Eastbourne Pier, but their actions demonstrate utter contempt for firefighters and the work they do.