Posts Tagged "London Fire Brigade"

Fire safety: repeated calls for retrofitting sprinklers to high-rises were ignored

Damning new evidence has emerged of ministers’ failure to take steps to improve tower block safety after a series of fatal fires. Despite repeated calls for sprinklers to be retrofitted in high-rise blocks by coroners and by fire and rescue…

Read More

The 26-year-old female firefighter sent to tackle Grenfell Tower fire just five days into the job

Just five days into the job, 26-year-old April Cachia arrived for her night shift at Shoreditch fire station. Hours after arriving – and having never before battled a fire before – she found herself face to face with one of…

Read More

London fire: What we know so far about Grenfell Tower

Seventy-nine people have died and 12 people remain in critical care after a huge fire engulfed a west London tower block in the early hours of Wednesday. There could be as many as 76 people missing as a result of…

Read More

London fire: A tale of two tower blocks

London is increasingly becoming a city of high-rise living. There are more than 700 tower blocks, ranging from brand new luxury developments to the post-war council-owned buildings seen as a quick-fix to cure problems caused by crumbling and unsanitary 19th…

Read More

At least 30 dead in Grenfell Tower fire, say police

Commander Stuart Cundy says death toll likely to rise further but that it is difficult to know how many people are missing It has been confirmed that the Grenfell Tower fire killed at least 30 people, including one who died…

Read More

Top 50 influencers in security & fire 2017: Fire Safety

After extensive consultation with a panel of judges from across the industry, IFSEC Global are delighted to reveal our roll call of the Top 50 influencers in security & fire 2017: fire safety. You can meet and greet with some…

Read More

Fires at waste sites tackled nationwide

A series of fires have occurred throughout the waste sector this week with blazes reported in London and others across the UK – in what has been described as a ‘peak time ‘for fires in the sector. One of the…

Read More

LGA calls for greater diversity in whitewashed fire and rescue services

A new scheme was launched on Tuesday to push for greater diversity in the fire and rescue service in an attempt to shake off its outdated image. The LGA, which represents all fire and rescue authorities in England and Wales,…

Read More

Total Recalls: ‘Gaping hole’ in fridge freezer safety

We are warning that new safety proposals, designed to reduce the risk of potentially deadly fridge and freezer fires, have a ‘gaping hole’ in them. We have been lobbying for five years for all new refrigeration and freezing appliances to…

Read More

Devonshire author pens scorching account of London’s river firefighters

A Devonshire author is set to publish his historical book this month. David C. Pike, of Barnstaple, has written Fire-floats and Fireboats. With more than 250 fascinating illustrations, it is certain to appeal to lovers of London and aficionados of…

Read More