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 17, 2008

SPECIAL SERVICE

London firefighters never know what they'll find ``when the bells go down.''

According to the Epsom Guardian newspaper, firefighters from the Kingston station cut a man from a ``a titanium chastity belt intended for sex games'' on June 27, 2008.

The man, who lost the key, ``spent all day trying to free himself from the device,'' the newspaper said. ``Three machines were needed to cut through the titanium.''