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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

February 02, 2010

KENTISH TOWN - 1946


False alarms can prove deadly. On April 29, 1946, an engine "answering a bogus fire call" in Kentish Town in North London killed four children, according to a Reuters dispatch in The Chicago Tribune.