1882 – Midlands Fire Brigades Association

1902 – Professional Fire Brigades Association

1887 – National Fire Brigades Union

1949 – British Fire Services Association

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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Grunheide Fire Brigade (Germany)

The General Secretary handed over a plaque from Grunheide Fire Brigade (Germany) that was presented during their visit in September as part of the exchange programme with London & South East District.  The group visited Stansted Airport Fire & Rescue Service...

AGM 2018

To be held on Saturday 27th October at 11.00 hours at the Paper Trail, Hemel Hempstead.  Courtesy of South Midlands & Home Counties District. https://bfsa.org.uk/events/bfsa-agm-2018/ 2018 AGM Agenda. To open the meeting. To remember members that have passed away...

Queen’s Birthday Honours 2018

Fire Service Recipients – Taken from The Times, 9th June. Royal Victorian Medal. Paul Michael Goodall – Fire Safety & Access Control; Buckingham Palace.   OBE. Stewart James Edgar – CFO & Dir of Ops; Gloucs County Council.   MBE. Faisal Atcha – Ff; Gloucs...

GDPR – General Data Protection Regulations


London and South East District

The New Chair of BFSA (London & South East) District  Paul Basson was invited to attend the last Drill Night on Thursday 25th January 2018 of  Eddie W Wing, Watch Commander, Biggleswade Fire Station, Bedfordshire Fire & Rescue Service. Paul was a Member of...

London & South East District has a new Secretary

London & South East District has a new Secretary, Martin Harris. He can be contacted via email on, secretarybfsa.lse@gmail.com

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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