London Fire Brigade

Residents Evacuated Over South London 'Chemical Incident'

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 17.09.2017 | UK

A feared chemical incident in south London that left residents with nausea and vomiting is believed to be a gas leak, emergency services have said. Em...

Factory Blaze Causes Huge Train Disruption In London Morning Rush Hour

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 15.09.2017 | UK

A major fire in northwest London near a railway line has caused rush travel chaos on Friday morning. Twelve people were evacuated from their homes aft...

Grenfell Survivors Claim Dozens Died Waiting For Helicopters That Never Came

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 13.09.2017 | UK

Grenfell survivors tell @Channel4News dozens died waiting for helicopters that never came pic.twitter.com/yudsoXHFNN— Graeme Demianyk (@GraemeDemian...

Experts Feared 'Broken' Fire Safety Laws Put Millions At Risk Even Before Grenfell Disaster

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 10.09.2017 | UK

Crucial fire safety tests are carried out on less than one-in-twenty at-risk buildings each year, HuffPost UK has learned as experts warn of a “brok...

Huge Poundland Blaze In Chingford Being Treated As Suspicious

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 24.08.2017 | UK

A huge fire that destroyed a Poundland store in Chingford is being treated as suspicious after three people were seen leaving the area soon after the ...

More People Will Die In Fires If Urgent Safety Advice Not Put In Place, Says Fire Brigade

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 21.08.2017 | UK

More people will be needlessly killed in fires caused by faulty white goods if the government does not implement desperately-required safety recommend...

Panic At Holborn Station After 'Loud Bang' And Smoke Fills Platform

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 15.08.2017 | UK

Holborn station has reopened following reports of a “loud bang” and smoke filling the platform. London Fire Brigade said on Tuesday morning that t...

Passengers Trapped When Bus Smashed Into London Shops Rescued By Fire Crews

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK

Passengers who were trapped on the top deck of a bus when it smashed into shops on a busy London high street have been rescued by fire fighters. Two ...

Firefighters 'Were Willing To Lose Their Own Lives' To Save People In Grenfell Tower Fire

The Huffington Post | Jessica Pitocchi | Posted 27.07.2017 | UK

London firefighters have revealed how they were willing to sacrifice their own lives while trying to save tenants of the Grenfell tower fire. The crew...

Chalcots Estate Residents Return But Safety Fears Remain

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 22.07.2017 | UK

The majority of residents on a north London estate have returned to their homes a month after they were evacuated because of fire safety risks. Many r...

'Crazy, Crazy, Scenes At Camden Market As 'Huge Fire' Breaks Out Across Three Floors

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 10.07.2017 | UK

Seventy firefighters tackled a “huge” blaze at the famous Camden Lock Market in north London early Monday which took several hours to bring under ...

Huge Blaze Rips Through Multi-Million Bow Wharf Development In East London

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 02.07.2017 | UK

A huge blaze has ripped through a multi-million pound development in Bow Wharf, east London. About 80 firefighters were called to the building under c...

83 Residents Of Evacuated Camden Tower Block Refuse To Leave

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 24.06.2017 | UK

Eight three people have refused to leave their homes on the Chalcots Estate in north London where hundreds of residents were evacuated on Friday night...

Fire Fighters, Amongst Others, Deserve So Much More

James Woods | Posted 19.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
James Woods

We often take public services for granted until we need them. One day you're well, working and standing but you're only a day away from needing the welfare system, the NHS, police assistance or the fire service and that needs to be recognised by us and especially by those in power. It's time to start treating those who risk their life and wellbeing daily and save hundreds and thousands of lives a year with the respect, care and compassion they really deserve.

Harrowing Pictures From Inside Grenfell Tower Show Devastation Cause By Blaze

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 18.06.2017 | UK

Detectives investigating the fire at Grenfell Tower have released harrowing images and footage from inside the building showing the devastation wrough...

'Not Good Enough' Kensington And Chelsea Council Sidelined In Grenfell Fire Relief Effort

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 19.06.2017 | UK

Kensington and Chelsea council has been sidelined in leading the response to the Grenfell Tower fire amid criticism it was failing the survivors of th...

Child's Poignant Note To Emergency Services At Grenfell Tower Sums Up Our Appreciation

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK Parents

A child’s thank-you letter to the emergency services perfectly sums up how the nation is feeling about those who worked tirelessly to help people af...

Poignant Notes Left On Fire Engines Paying Tribute To Emergency Services

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 15.06.2017 | UK

Londoners have paid poignant tributes to the city’s fire services for their courage following the Grenfell Tower tragedy. Two hundred firefighters f...

Boris's ‘Get Stuffed’ Response To Question About Firefighter Cuts Has Come Back To Haunt Him

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 15.06.2017 | UK

Boris Johnson is being reminded he once told a Labour politician to “get stuffed” for daring to ask about cuts to the London Fire Brigade (LFB), i...

'Finger Is Pointing At Government' Over London Fire

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Politics

A former fire minister and firefighter has declared that “the finger is pointing at Government” over the Grenfell Tower blaze in west London. Labo...

Grenfell Tower's Controversial History Exposed After Horrific Inferno Kills At Least 12

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 15.06.2017 | UK

At 5am on Wednesday, less than four hours after a fire had engulfed the entire 24 storeys of a west London tower block - claiming at least 12 lives an...

Terrifying Eyewitness Accounts Reveal Residents Jumped From Windows At Burning Tower Block

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK

Witnesses to a fatal fire at a London tower block have told of the horror of seeing terrified residents jumping from their units while on fire. The f...

Grenfell Tower Residents Predicted Inferno In Series Of Disturbing Blog Posts

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK

Residents of the London tower block that went up in flames claiming a number of lives warned KCTMO, the building’s management, that it posed a massi...

'A Number Of Fatalities' As Huge Fire Engulfs West London Tower Block

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK

For live updates on this breaking story, check here There are a “number of fatalities” following a fire at a block of flats in west London. More ...

Dozens Of Firefighters Battle Wimbledon Blaze

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK

More than 30 firefighters tackled a blaze in Wimbledon on Tuesday as thick black smoke could be seen for miles across London. Six fire engines attende...