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

April 04, 2008

TRAPPED ON TUBE

On April 3, 2008, a power failure on London Underground stranded thousands of commuters along the Jubilee Line. Firefighters went into action at North Greenwich in east London and "approximately 200 passengers were led to safety," said a London Fire Brigade spokewoman, quoted by Metro.