ON THE WEB SINCE 2005

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

December 15, 2009

NEW MALDEN

Photo: Private collection
New Malden fire station in 1920s or 1930s. Traditional metal helmets were replaced by compressed cork helmets in the 1930s to guard against electrocution.