London Fire Brigades Commissioner Ron Dobson delivers Fantastic News.

Fire deaths in the capital have been cut in half over the last five years, according to new figures released.

Last year, 30 people sadly lost their lives to fire – the lowest figure this millennium – compared with 59 in 2010/11.

In the last year alone, the number of fatalities has come down by 30 per cent but fire chiefs are warning Londoners not to become complacent about their safety. The statistics also show recorded fires have fallen over time.

Last year there were around 54 fires each day compared to 75 fires per day in 2010/11.* The statistics also show that last year, for the first time since records began in 1966, there were fewer than 20,000 fires in a 12 month period.

“Fire stations and fire engines do not stop fires happening; proactive prevention work and a vigilant population does. The figures are a credit to firefighters, fire engineers, fire investigators, community safety specialists and many other staff who have made huge progress in educating people about the importance of fire safety.”

London Fire Risk Assessments Advice: What fantastic news for all in the Industry and for the Responsible Persons within all types of premises for taking Fire Safety so seriously and proactively protecting their people and property. Lets keep up the good work – for any Fire Safety advice call 01689 890879 alternatively just take a look at our Fire Risk Assessment packages to see how we can help you! Click here for more information