Tag Archives: London Fire Brigade

Wok fire leaves London Road restaurant badly damaged

Five fire engines and around 35 firefighters were called to a restaurant on London Road in Croydon yesterday, after oil in a wok caught fire, heating a steel extractor hood and setting light to the building’s timber frame. No one … Continue reading

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Fire Brigades Union slam ‘utter mess’ of coronavirus testing

Matt Wrack, the general secretary of the Fire Brigades Union, has slammed the government’s woefully inadequate roll-out of covid-19 testing for key-workers, describing it as “an utter mess”. Many FBU members have been drafted in as support staff for the … Continue reading

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Charity car wash, Croydon Fire Station, Sep 28

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Charity Car Wash, Woodside Fire Station, Aug 31

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Firefighters’ charity car wash, Norbury Fire Station, Aug 26

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Croydon Fire Station Open Day, Old Town, Aug 31

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Fire Brigade open day, Norbury Fire Station, Jul 28

Come along and meet the firefighters at Norbury Fire Station’s open day. Date: Sunday 28th July 2019 Time: 12pm-4pm Venue: 1321/1325A London Road, SW16 4AU

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Charity car wash, Croydon Fire Station, Old Town, Jul 27

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Charity Car Wash, Purley Fire Station, Brighton Road, Jul 20

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Blaze at ex-JLS star’s Spout Hill house treated as ‘suspicious’

More than 70 fire crew and 10 fire engines yesterday attended a blaze at a millionaire’s mansion off Shirley Church Road and Spout Hill in the glitzy Addington Hills. The Daily Mirror is this morning reporting that the house is … Continue reading

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44 care homes in Croydon fail post-Grenfell fire safety tests

Figures from the Mayor of London show that 44 care homes in Croydon were failing to meet fire safety standards through London Fire Brigade audits carried out following the Grenfell Tower tragedy. The figures put Croydon as second worst in … Continue reading

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Self-storage warehouse was Croydon’s worst fire since riots

Based on eyewitness accounts and internal fire brigade briefing documents, here’s the full account of how the Shurgard self-storage warehouse burned through from New Year’s Eve and into 2019 Photostory by DESMOND FITZGERALD The fire was called in to the … Continue reading

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Tram network facing indefinite disruption after Shurgard fire

Croydon’s tram network could face disruption for days to come as a result of the massive fire at the Shurgard self-storage warehouse off the Purley Way on the night of New Year’s Eve. The fire took nearly three days to … Continue reading

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Council is to flag up 999 to mark emergency services day

Croydon Council announced yesterday that it is to mark Emergency Services Day tomorrow by hoisting a special flag outside the Town Hall at 999 – 9am on the 9th day of the 9th month. The annual event is to celebrated … Continue reading

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Fire brigade on stand-by for fire risk at Croydon beauty spot

There’s growing concerns, ahead of another hot and dry weekend, for the safety of a Croydon beauty spot from fires, coupled with mounting anger at the carelessness and “eco-vandalism” of some who might be planning to hold barbecues at Croham … Continue reading

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Fire Fighters’ Charity car wash, Lodge Lane, Addington, Jul 14

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First residential tower block in borough gets sprinkler system

If the contractors who this week finished retro-fitting sprinklers on a residential block in Upper Norwood continue their work at a similar pace, it would be 2035 before all of Croydon’s towers have the fire safety system fitted. Fortunately, the … Continue reading

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Chair of Croydon Foster Carers gets New Year’s Honour

Amid the rows over the benighted Nick Clegg getting a knighthood (for services to austerity and student debt?) and Theresa May desperately doling out baubles to the Tory 1922 Committee for keeping her in power, there were some gongs announced … Continue reading

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Fire station exhibition to display plans for training tower

Croydon residents are invited to a public exhibition tomorrow on a new firefighter training centre at Croydon Fire Station, off Roman Way. London Fire Brigade’s exhibition will show proposals to redevelop the training centre at the station, to include a … Continue reading

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Croydon Fire Station open day, Old Town, Aug 12

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‘Right to Buy is an organised high-yield industry’

“Artwashing”. “Estate regeneration”. “Gentrification”. Profit. All words which have been used, accusingly, against other London local authorities, Labour- and Tory-run, and which are increasingly being used to describe aspects of Croydon’s plans. SIMON ELMER is a leading figure in ASH, … Continue reading

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Fire Brigade issues safety advice for tower block residents

The Croydon Council website tonight published this statement from the London Fire Brigade in relation to safety issues around residential tower blocks: “At this stage we do not know yet what caused the fire. We do not know where it … Continue reading

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Fire Brigade stages open day without mentioning £11m tower

Sshhh! Don’t tell everyone, but there’s another public consultation meeting arranged in Croydon where there’s been very little notice given, and no mention in official publicity of probably the most significant proposal affecting the area. The London Fire Brigade has … Continue reading

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Alarms raised over Fire Brigade’s £11m training tower scheme

A £11.1 million scheme to build a six-storey training tower at Croydon fire station seems likely to be given the go-ahead at a meeting on Friday, though local figures have accused London Authority officials of being “arrogant” and expressed concerns … Continue reading

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London Fire Brigade 150th anniversary open day, Sep 10

Addington Fire Station Saturday, September 10 11am–4pm Come and celebrate 150 years of London Fire Brigade at our family open day.

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