London History Day is here! Fire Brigade video online from 11am today (Sunday)

London History Day is here! From London Fire Brigade: We’re marking London History Day this Sunday with a fascinating new video from our museum curators. It looks at the resilience displayed by the fire service during the Second World War, and draws parallels with the work the Brigade is carrying out today in the effort … Continue reading London History Day is here! Fire Brigade video online from 11am today (Sunday)

Thousands more consumers at risk from faulty washing machines say London Fire Brigade

Thousands more consumers have learned they are at risk in their own homes from faulty washing machines which have been added to Whirlpool’s expanding list of recalled models, say London Fire Brigade. A fire brigade statement says: "The company has announced it has identified a further 21 Hotpoint and Indesit models which are defective, with … Continue reading Thousands more consumers at risk from faulty washing machines say London Fire Brigade

CROWN POINT SHOOTING – POLICE APPEAL FOR WITNESSES / FIRE CREWS FROM THREE STATIONS AT BEAUCHAMP ROAD RESCUE

Police are appealing for witnesses and information following a shooting in Upper Norwood yesterday (Sunday) evening. Officers were called by London Ambulance Service at 21:45hrs to Beulah Hill, near the junction with Knight's Hill, SE19, following reports of a shooting. On arrival, officers found a man, aged in his 20s, suffering from a gunshot injury. … Continue reading CROWN POINT SHOOTING – POLICE APPEAL FOR WITNESSES / FIRE CREWS FROM THREE STATIONS AT BEAUCHAMP ROAD RESCUE

CENTRAL HILL ESTATE DISTURBANCES: TREES SET ALIGHT, EMPTY FLATS INVADED, PARTY NOISE UNTIL 10.30 am SATURDAY AND SUNDAY “Residents there are at the end of their tether and many cannot accept much more” – Councillor

UPDATE Cllr Elliott told News From Crystal Palace today (Wednesday): "There was more noise again last night until 3:30am. "I am pushing for more action." Meanwhile a London Fire Brigade spokeswoman told News From Crystal Palace: "We were called to bushes alight on Oakwood Drive at 1153 on Saturday. "The fire was under control by … Continue reading CENTRAL HILL ESTATE DISTURBANCES: TREES SET ALIGHT, EMPTY FLATS INVADED, PARTY NOISE UNTIL 10.30 am SATURDAY AND SUNDAY “Residents there are at the end of their tether and many cannot accept much more” – Councillor

BURGER VAN ON FIRE – but Roti Brothers hope to be back serving as soon as possible

The hugely popular burger van parked on land in Westow Street was severely damaged in a fire yesterday morning (Thursday). Images on Crystal Palace Local Facebook taken at around 10 am show smoke billowing around it. Owner Vaidas Tukanas told News From Crystal Palace: "Something started to burn behind the van and it set fire … Continue reading BURGER VAN ON FIRE – but Roti Brothers hope to be back serving as soon as possible

Fire hazard warning to be added to moisturising creams following London Fire Brigade campaign – dropped cigarette can be enough to set bedding alight

Highly flammable skin care products which have contributed to a series of fatal fires will finally be labelled as a fire hazard following lobbying by the London Fire Brigade. An LFB study earlier this year showed that 10 people have died in fires in the last three years (2015,2016 and 2017) where emollient creams have … Continue reading Fire hazard warning to be added to moisturising creams following London Fire Brigade campaign – dropped cigarette can be enough to set bedding alight

UPPER NORWOOD BLOCK FIRST IN CROYDON TO GET SPRINKLERS POST-GRENFELL    

Cllr Alison Butler, resident Teresa Cox and LFB commander Kevin McKenzie in the first block to get retrofitted sprinklers. Croydon council have completed works to retrospectively fit the first of its 26 blocks - College Green in Upper Norwood - with fire sprinklers with support from London Fire Brigade.   A week after the Grenfell … Continue reading UPPER NORWOOD BLOCK FIRST IN CROYDON TO GET SPRINKLERS POST-GRENFELL    

GRENFELL TOWER DISASTER: CLADDING TO BE REMOVED FROM THREE BUILDINGS IN LEWISHAM

GRENFELL TOWER DISASTER: CLADDING TO BE REMOVED FROM THREE BUILDINGS IN LEWISHAM Lewisham council and Lewisham Homes have ordered the removal of cladding from three buildings in New Cross following advice from the London Fire Brigade. The three buildings are: 1–48 Hatfield Close, SE14 49–96 Hatfield Close, SE14 Gerrard House, SE14. Lewisham Homes has written … Continue reading GRENFELL TOWER DISASTER: CLADDING TO BE REMOVED FROM THREE BUILDINGS IN LEWISHAM

GRENFELL: CONSERVATIVE OPPOSITION LEADER SEEKS URGENT MEETING ON LAMBETH FIRE RISK ASSESSMENTS

GRENFELL: CONSERVATIVE OPPOSITION LEADER SEEKS URGENT MEETING ON LAMBETH FIRE RISK ASSESSMENTS Lambeth's Conservative opposition leader Cllr Tim Briggs has called for an urgent meeting with the borough's chief executive over claims that  'Lambeth officers have confirmed that all Lambeth housing structures have an up to date fire risk assessment'. In a strongly worded letter … Continue reading GRENFELL: CONSERVATIVE OPPOSITION LEADER SEEKS URGENT MEETING ON LAMBETH FIRE RISK ASSESSMENTS

FIRE BRIGADE AND UK POWER NETWORKS CALLED TO BEARDELL STREET INCIDENTS

FIRE BRIGADE AND UK POWER NETWORKS CALLED TO BEARDELL STREET INCIDENTS LONDON Fire Brigade and UK Power Networks have been called to separate incidents in Beardell Street off Westow Hill in the past eight days. A London Fire Brigade spokesperson told News From Crystal Palace: "We were called at 1400 to Beardell Street Upper Norwood … Continue reading FIRE BRIGADE AND UK POWER NETWORKS CALLED TO BEARDELL STREET INCIDENTS