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Tag: London Fire Brigade

How renters can take charge of their own fire safety

How renters can take charge of their own fire safety

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The London Fire Brigade (LFB) blame the construction industry for a continued failure to take fire safety measures seriously, and say the "lack of competence" could lead to more incidents like the Grenfell Tower tragedy. As a renter, it can be difficult to spot major flaws in building design with an untrained eye. However, using information from the LFB, Westminster World has compiled a list of preventative measures you can take to increase your own safety in this infographic: If you spot any concerns, contact the Citizens Advice Bureau or your local authority. You can also visit the LFB website's pages for tenants and renting and sharing for more information. As the LFB has no legal power to approve or reject building designs, it is the responsibility of the construction industry t...
Fireman to firefighter: LFB combats discrimination in anti-sexism campaign

Fireman to firefighter: LFB combats discrimination in anti-sexism campaign

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The London Fire Brigade (LFB) launched this month a new anti-sexism campaign called #FirefightingSexism, which promotes the switch from the masculine 'fireman' label to the gender neutral 'firefighter' when referring to the profession. The campaign, which already gained significant traction on social media, aims to eradicate stereotypes that firefighting is exclusive to men. The LFB cited internal research that revealed there are still women put off by the job because of the label and its masculine portrayal in the media. Dany Cotton, the first female Commissioner of the London Fire Brigade, is spearheading the drive toward a more diverse LFB. “One thing for me that I still find really upsetting is the fact that lots of people still use the word ‘fireman’,” said Cotton on BBC Radio 4’
Islington flooding under control as northbound roads re-open

Islington flooding under control as northbound roads re-open

#breakingnews, ReportingWeek1, Transport, Uncategorized
London Fire Brigade is working to pump water out of basements and restore normalcy to the area Hundreds of London residents were displaced when a 36-inch water pipe in Islington burst today at 4am, causing severe floods. London Fire Brigade, who has been working with Thames Water for the past 12 hours, and has finally stopped the flow, causing northbound roads in the area to re-open. Islington, one of the wealthiest boroughs in London, was under six feet of water since morning. Residents were carried out by fire fighters and relocated to nearby pub,the Steam Passage Tavern. The property damage from the flooding is estimated to be over millions of pounds, as gallons of water filled basements, rooms, and destroyed gardens and fences. Among those owning property in Islington is the Foreig...
Islington Flooding: Dozens forced to evacuate after water main burst

Islington Flooding: Dozens forced to evacuate after water main burst

#breakingnews, Environment, ReportingWeek1, Social media
About 100 people forced to leave their homes and Upper Street area of north London borough closed. Torrents of water was seen gushing down the streets of Upper Street in Islington, causing severe flooding in North London. Dozens of people were evacuated from their homes and streets after a ruptured water main hit homes and businesses in the early hours of Monday morning. Businesses in the shopping and dining district around Camden Passage were submerged in water. Around 100 people were sent to a nearby pub the Steam Passage Tavern as their homes flooded. A temporary displacement centre has opened at the STEAM PASSAGE TAVERN 44-46 UPPER STREET N1 0PN for residents affected by the flooding pic.twitter.com/Pb3DdnSolC — Islington MPS (@MPSIslington) December 5, 2016 The wate