Consultants in Logistics

London Fire Brigade

The London Fire Brigade provides the City with an emergency response service from 102 Fire Stations.  In addition to attending fires the London Fire Brigade also responds to a wide variety of other types of incidents including road traffic accidents, chemical spills, flooding, underground emergencies, etc.

To support the Fire Stations the Brigade operates a Distribution Centre, a Service Centre for protective equipment, and six vehicles strategically located that carry specialist equipment. 

As part of a strategic review, Davies & Robson were asked to:

  • Review the warehouse and transport operations and resources currently used
  • Identify potential efficiencies and opportunities to rationalise the resources and sites
  • Assist in creating an ‘over-arching’ integrated system of distribution to support the Fire Stations including the coordination of deliveries from third parties
  • Define the optimal sites, staff, and resources needed

Davies & Robson evaluated a series of options and concluded that the optimum solution was the creation of a single Centre able to perform the following functions:

  • Storage of specialist equipment and consumables
  • Servicing protective equipment
  • Acting as a transport hub with daily deliveries to all Fire Stations

Following the completion of the strategy review, Davies & Robson were asked to advise on the location and layout of a suitable site.

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