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

April 26, 2009

LONDON ABLAZE

Contemporary account of the Great Fire of London of 1666 from the official London Gazette. The dateline reads ``Whitehall, Sept.8.'' The fire burned from Sept. 2, 1666 to Sept. 5, 1666.

EARLY "TL"

Photo: Encyclopedia Britannica
Horse-drawn turntable ladder

April 20, 2009

BREAD STREET - 1899

Photo: London Stereoscopic Co.
Horse-drawn pumps supplying water from hydrant at fire on Bread Street in the City of London in 1899.