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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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Obituary for Albert Ernest (Ernie) Reynolds

Obituary for Albert Ernest (Ernie) Reynolds Albert Ernest Reynolds (always known as Ernie) died on the evening of Friday 24th February 2017 at the age of 91. He was at home, with his family in Wheatley Hill in Durham. Ernie’s death followed a long period of dementia...
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Long Lost Family – ITV documentary series

Are you, or someone you know, longing to be re-united with a lost or adopted family member?    ITV’s Long Lost Family would love to hear from you.   Apply here:...
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LONDON DISTRICT Annual Dinner 9th June 2017

Annual Dinner 2017 To be held at The Imperial Hotel, London WC1. On Friday 9th June 2017 Drinks Reception – 18.30 Dinner – 19.00 Tickets, £45 To Book, please contact; London District Secretary: frank.taffy.turner@btinternet.com General...
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SDH Stara Hut “127th Fire Ball” on Saturday 14th January 2017 in the Czech Republic.

The Chair of BFSA (London District)  Paul Basson took up an invitation to join SDH Stara Hut “127th Fire Ball” on Saturday 14th January 2017 in the Czech Republic. It was a very fine evening of Celebration, Music, Dancing and of course Singing.......That famous Czech...
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2017 New Year Honours – Fire Service Recipients

RVM. Gerald Henry Sharp. Fire Surveillance Officer, Windor Castle. OBE. Brian Derek Wood. National Resilience Assurance Team. MBE. Donna Joanne Finch. Comm. Development & Safeguarding Manager. Essex F&RS. BEM. Peter Kenneth Clark. Crossfire Team. London F.B...
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UK Security Expo

Chair of BFSA (London District) Paul Basson out and about visiting the UK Security Expo, at Olympia London on 30th November 2016 , meeting up with Peter Joyce, who is the current Chair of The Emergency Planning Society London Branch. Peter was one of a specialist team...
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Under the guiding hand of Past President, John Craig the Chairman of Governing Council accompanied by the General Secretary attended a medal presentation event on Monday 28th November 2016 in Salisbury. The BFSA Chaplain, Rev. Canon Thomas Woodhouse was presented with...
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The Finnsafe Conference

Newly Elected Chair of BFSA (London District) Paul Basson visit to “The Finnsafe Conference” in Helsinki, Finland on 23rd November 2016. Paul is also a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Firefighters and the International member of the Association of Finnish...
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AGM 2016 revised date

BFSA AGM is scheduled to take place on the 19th November at 12:00pm, the venue will be The Training Centre, New princess Street, Holbeck, LEEDS, LS11 9BA.  Phone 03333 4 44199.  Food & Refreshments will be provided but the centre will need to know numbers...
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The Great Fire of London 350th Anniversary.

The first week-end of September proved to be a hectic one for the London District, which started with the arrival of 14 firefighters from the Stara Hut, Czech Republic on the Thursday and 6 firefighters from Grunheide, Germany arriving on Friday for their official...
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Emergency Services Show 2016

Vice-Chair of BFSA (London District) Paul Basson visiting the Emergency Services Show on 21st September 2016 with a pleasant surprise meeting up with Tony Thompson, The Chair of The Emergency Planning Society. Paul has been an Associate member of the EPS East Midlands...
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Firefighters International Service of Remembrance

BFSA at the Firefighters International Service of Remembrance in London, Sunday 11th September 2016. A Cheque for £200 from the 350th Great Fire of London Anniversary Dinner raffle was handed over by Vice-Chair (London District) Paul Basson to the Chair Colin Livett...
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