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 07, 2008

BRIXTON - 15 PUMPS

APRIL 5, 2008

``Fifteen fire engines and around 75 firefighters were called to a blaze at a shop with offices above on Brixton Road,'' according to a London Fire Brigade press release. ``The fire badly damaged the ground floor and completely destroyed the building's first, second and third floors and roof.''

Photo: BBC

April 04, 2008

TRAPPED ON TUBE

On April 3, 2008, a power failure on London Underground stranded thousands of commuters along the Jubilee Line. Firefighters went into action at North Greenwich in east London and "approximately 200 passengers were led to safety," said a London Fire Brigade spokewoman, quoted by Metro.