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Actively promoting the personal development of all fire fighters and control room staff including those who are retained or volunteers within local authority, occupational, airport, military, private and volunteer fire services as well as those who are now retired from the service.

The BFSA is a strictly non-political and as a democratic institution, its members are drawn from all ranks and disciplines. The Governing Council of the Association is freely elected by the Districts, with representatives from the public fire service and occupational and private fire brigades.

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Fire & Rescue Service CAROL SERVICE

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service will hold a Christmas Carol Service on 14th December 2017 at 7.30pm at St Andrew’s Method-ist/URC Church, Long Street, Devizes. ALL ARE WELCOME! The WRFA has been invited to provide two of the eight Bible readers....


The sad news has been received that Kevin Pearson, Chief Fire Officer of Avon Fire & Rescue Service, passed away on 4th November 2017. CFO Pear-son was suspended from duty pending an inquiry into matters brought to light by a Home Office Statutory Inquiry. It is...


The BBC TV News on the morning of Tuesday 24th October 2017 should contain an item promoting the use of sprinklers to protect schools and their occupants. Dany Cotton, Commissioner of the London Fire Brigade will be...

BFSA Member benefit – 10% Finlake Fairways, South Devon


Biggest Balloon Festival (MAB17)

Chair of BFSA (London District)  Paul Basson on a Ballooning adventure flying the “National BFSA Flag” at Europe’s Biggest Balloon Festival (MAB17) at Chambely Aerodrome, Metz, France. 21st to 30th July 2017. Paul Basson acting as Crew Chief for G-BOWB, with Captain...

Emergency Services Show 2017 Report

The BFSA were in attendance at the Emergency Services Show once again in 2017, on the stand were:- the Chairman, Frank Turner; the General Secretary, Graham Howgate and West Midlands District Secretary, Vernon Fisher. Over the 2 days we met over 100 visitors to the...

National Operator Guidance

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Emergency Services Show Flyer

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London District Visit To Grunheide

London District Visit To Grunheide. The London District visit to our long term partnership fire brigade in Grunehide, Germany started on Friday morning (8th Sept) when Frank Turner, Martin Harris and Graham Howgate met at Heathrow Airport.   Arriving at Tegel Airport...

Krasna Lipa on 10th May 2017, North Bohemia, Czech Republic

Chair of BFSA (London District), Paul Basson was invited, while visiting the area of North Bohemia in the Czech Republic, to the new fire station in Krasna Lipa on 10th May 2017. The two hour visit included a Formal Parade and introduction to the City Mayor, Officers,...

Firefighters Memorial Trust, Annual Service at the Firefighters Monument May 2017

London District Chair of BFSA (London District)  Paul Basson on 14th May 2017 attended the Firefighters  Memorial Trust, Annual Service at the Firefighters Monument, National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas Staffordshire. “It couldn’t get any better on the day... Good...

Queen’s Birthday Honours 2017

Fire Service Recipients. RVM - Graham Charles Laing.   Fire Safety & Access Officer; Buckingham Palace. CBE - Alasdair George Hay.  Service to the Scottish F&RS. OBE - Jonathan Mark O’Neill.   MD, Fire Protection Assn. MBE - Michelle Rebecca Davies.   Cornwall...

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The Fire Service Veterans Badge only available from the British Fire Services Association


Items with the BFSA badge are only available to Association members, please ensure you add your membership details when ordering. Association Long Service Medals can only be issued to members, Please contact the General Secretary before placing an order if you do not have your membership number. Dismiss