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

March 18, 2009

BALHAM TRAGEDY

On Oct. 15, 1940, a German air raid killed 111 people at Balham Underground station on the Northern line. This is exterior view shows a bus that fell into the bomb crater, according to London Transport. Firefighters and other members of the emergency services are also pictured.