First Response

London Fire Brigade
Hot water, heating and cogeneration across more than 50 sites
TOTEM m-CHP / MD Boilers / Packaged Plant Room / A.O. Smith BFC water heaters & UB boilers

Providing London Fire Brigade’s hot water, heating and onsite power generation

Totem CHP Unit (Combined Heat and Power).

London Fire Brigade is one of the largest firefighting and rescue organisations in the world, it is also the busiest of all the fire services in the United Kingdom. Since its formal existence began in 1866, its work has grown exponentially, receiving more than 170,000 emergency calls each year, approximately 20,000 of which relate to fires across the Greater London region.

In addition to the role of firefighting, the Brigade provides home fire safety visits and responds to a range of emergency scenarios from flooding, road traffic accidents and major incidents, and animal rescues. It is also a statutory consultee as part of the building regulations process for fire safety design.

To support these and many other activities, the Brigade employs more than 5,000 operational firefighters based out of more than 100 stations. Those stations range from new, modern, purpose-built sites to listed buildings constructed more than a century ago. Despite the variety of buildings all have an operational need for 24/7 hot water, heating and increasingly self-provision of power to support the shift based crews. London Fire Brigade, therefore, needs access to a range of products and services to support varied legacy systems as well as new projects throughout Greater London.

Requiring a bespoke approach to each and every site, Adveco works closely with London Fire Brigade, providing initial site review and system design, which can incorporate A.O. Smith water heaters, or appliances from its own range of boilers for heating and micro-CHP (Combined Heat and Power) products. Projects in the past five years have seen new installations completed in more than 50 stations and the work continues today.

The critical nature of London Fire Brigade’s stations for an assured response to an emergency has also meant a reconsidered approach to how the Brigade can ensure power is always available 24/7. Adveco has supported this with the deployment of cogeneration systems, generating electricity and reclaiming heat for a buildings central heating system. To ensure high levels of operational efficiency Adveco provides comprehensive service packages for its cogeneration systems.

Adveco is very proud to be able to continue to support the capital’s firefighters by helping to create comfortable, efficient, functional, safe and sustainable stations through the design, supply, commissioning and service of business-critical hot water, heating and cogeneration of power.

Adveco Ltd. is the sister company to Adveco (AWP) Ltd., who trade as A.O. Smith Water Heaters in the U.K. and has over 45 years of expertise in the building services industry.  With an ethos to offer the very best products, services and support, Adveco prioritises the needs of clients to deliver bespoke, practical solutions.

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