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

September 30, 2008

'66'

Photo: Topical Press Agency
Emergency tender firefighters from Clerkenwell don breathing apparatus at a blaze at a rubber plant on Farringdon Street in 1925. At that time, Clerkenwell was designated Fire Station No. 66 as inscribed on the body of the tender. Today, Clerkenwell is designated ``Alpha 27.''