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

July 07, 2008

EDGWARE ROAD FIRE

On June 27, 2008, an 8-pump assignment - eight engines and 40 firefighters - responded to a high-rise fire on Edgware Road in Central London. ``Crews using a turntable ladder rescued four people from the 8th floor,'' according to the London Fire Brigade.

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