London Brigade on Target Despite Station Closures

Fire deaths are declining and the average arrival times for first and second engines are matching its predictions – within six minutes and within eight minutes.

The Fifth London Fire Safety Plan, which caused the London Fire Brigade to close 10 fire stations in January 2014 in a bid to achieve about $51 million in efficiency savings, has not crippled its response performance. Brigade officials announced July 24 that it hit most of its targets for the year ending March 2014, including average fire engine arrival times, reducing fire deaths, and reducing fire-related injuries.

The year-end report is the first one assessing the plan's impact. It shows the average arrival response times for first and second fire engines were as predicted: within six minutes for a first fire engine and eight minutes for a second. The average 51 fire deaths per year is below the target of 54; during the past decade, fire deaths in London have fallen 20 percent. Home fires declined from 104,776 in 2012-13 to 102,090 in 2013-14, according to the report.

"This report is a good indicator that we are meeting targets after making difficult changes to the way we deliver our services. Maintaining the very best service for London remains my priority at all times, and due to the hard work of staff at stations and right across the brigade, we are working together to achieve these results," London Fire Commissioner Ron Dobson said. "We must not be complacent and will continue to monitor and improve our work to prevent, protect, and respond."

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Safety Management Software - Free Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Software’s comprehensive suite of modules help organizations to record and manage incidents, inspections, hazards, behavior based safety observations, and much more. Improve safety with an easy to use tool for tracking, notifying and reporting on key safety data.

  • Create Flexible Safety Dashboards

    IndustrySafe’s Dashboard Module allows organizations allows you to easily create and view safety KPIs to help you make informed business decisions. Our best of breed default indicators can also save you valuable time and effort in monitoring safety metrics.

  • Schedule and Record Observations

    IndustrySafe's mobile app allows managers, supervisors, and employees to conduct observations on employees involved in safety critical behavior on the go, with or without an internet connection. IndustrySafe’s pre-built BBS checklists may be used as is, or can be customized to better suit the needs of your organization.

  • The 4 Stages of an Incident Investigation

    So, your workplace has just experienced an incident resulting in the injury or illness of a worker. Now what? OSHA recommends that you conduct investigations of workplace incidents using a four-step system.

  • Why Is Near Miss Reporting Important?

    A near miss is an accident that's waiting to happen. Learn how to investigate these close calls and prevent more serious incidents from occurring in the future.

  • Industry Safe
comments powered by Disqus

Free Whitepaper

Stand Your Ground: A Guide to Slip Resistance in Industrial Safety Footwear

This white paper helps to clarify this complexity, so you can better navigate the standards and better ensure the safety of your employees.

Download Now →

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - October 2019

    October 2019

    Featuring:

    • WINTER HAZARDS
      Preparing for Old Man Winter's Arrival
    • CONSTRUCTION
      Staying Safe in the Trenches
    • INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE
      Setting a Higher Standard: The Limitations of Regulatory Limits
    • ELECTRICAL SAFETY
      Five Important Things to Know About Arc Flash PPE Programs
    View This Issue