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

March 08, 2010

BUCKET BRIGADE

Image: Guildhall Library Prints Room
Firefighting at Tiverton, in the south of England, in 1617. Bucket brigades were no match for conflagrations, such as the Great Fire of London in 1666. That disaster led to the creation of organized firefighting.