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Fire Buffs promote the general welfare of the fire and rescue service and protect its heritage and history. Famous Fire Buffs through the years include Edward VII, who maintained a kit at a London fire station.

"THE RESCUE" - 1855

"THE RESCUE" - 1855

February 22, 2008

QUEEN OPENS NEW HQ

Queen Elizabeth at Southwark - 2008

King George at Lambeth - 1937
Photos: London SE1 community, London Fire Brigade
On Feb. 21, 2008, Queen Elizabeth officially opened the new London Fire Brigade Headquarters at Union Street, Southwark. ``The opening continues a royal tradition as Her Majesty’s father King George VI opened the previous HQ at Albert Embankment in July 1937,'' the fire brigade said.