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 16, 2009

FIREFIGHTER SAFETY

Photos: London Fire Brigade
After a fire at Smithfield Market killed two firefighters from Clerkenwell station in 1958, the London Fire Brigade introduced breathing apparatus control boards to improve firefighter safety by tracking their time, movement and estimated air supply in a burning building.
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Link to report on Smithfield fire: