London Fire Brigade
We are London's fire and rescue service - the busiest in the country and one of the largest firefighting and rescue organisations in the world. We are here to make London a safer city.
Our vision is to be a world class fire and rescue service for London, Londoners and visitors.
We will always respond to fires and other emergencies but our work has changed over the years, now with a much stronger emphasis on fire prevention and community safety. The Brigade is part of a group of organisations that make up the Greater London Authority.
The London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority runs the Brigade.
Who we are
We are part of a group of organisations under the 'umbrella' of the Greater London Authority (GLA). For more information on our relationship with other authorities when preparing for a major incident please visit our Emergency Planning page.
The LFB is run by the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA), known on this site as the Fire Authority.
What we do - our main services
We respond to fires and other emergencies and prevent fires from causing harm or damage to people and property. We do this by providing the following services: