Not only does London have the largest fire and rescue service in the UK, it also officially has the best. An Audit Commission assessment has rated LFB "excellent", building on rumours of its top notchness a year ago and its former "good" rating in 2004.
We already knew LFB was cool, following the release and remix of reach out smoke alarm record "Got mine, Got yours?" and that they just about manage to maintain a museum as well as performing all its vital emergency, education, prevention and preparedness activities.
Of course, that museum is under threat following legendary taxi man, Brian Coleman's comments about its "very expensive historic Southwark premises" and Boris' conciliatory vision for an integrated "blue light attraction". Perhaps, given this assessment, some rethinking is required. Surely our excellent fire brigade deserve a tribute space of their own, not to mention somewhere that recognises the key role that fire has played shaping our city. If you dally in the book of faces, join the group campaigning to save the museum and see what you can do to help.