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 02, 2009

BAA FIRE SERVICE

UPDATED JULY 2009

Photo: Press Association via The Times web site
Emergency landing at Gatwick on July 24, 2009

Photo: East Preston Fire Station website

Firefighters at London Gatwick Airport, second busiest airport in the U.K. after London Heathrow Airport. The firefighters at Gatwick and Heathrow are employed by BAA Airports Ltd., operator of the airports. Gatwick is located in West Sussex, and Heathrow is located in the London Borough of Hillingdon. BAA also operates London Stansted Airport in Essex.