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

May 16, 2008

May 08, 2008


Photo: BBC web site

On May 7, 2008, an explosion caused the collapse of two homes at Stanley Road, South Harrow.

``Two people were taken to hospital and following a search of the premises the body of a man was discovered,'' the London Fire Brigade said. ``At the height of the incident six fire engines and around 30 firefighters were at the scene.''

John Gaffney, a fire brigade station manager quoted by the BBC, said firefighters used ``specialist listening equipment'' to search the rubble for casualties.

May 05, 2008


The London Fire Brigade provided assistance for the Buncefield oil depot explosion at Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire on Dec. 11, 2005. he depot is located about 25 miles northwest of London. (Submitted by our OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT )