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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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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...

Emergency Services Show 2017

The BFSA will be at this year's Emergency Services Show, see events page for more details

Governing Council Meeting March 2017

The Governing Council met of Saturday 25th March in the Officers Mess at RAF Scampton (thanks to the Base Station Commander and WO Steve Shirley, for making the arrangements).   This was the first meeting under the Chairmanship of Frank Turner.    The next meeting of...


PROPOSED BFSA DISTRICT RE-STRUCTURING. Below is the proposed District restructuring, comments from BFSA members are invited, please send any views to: generalsecretary@bfsa.org.uk by end of April 2017  North East England. Counties of: Cumbria/Northumberland/Tyne...

Co-Opted Governing Council Member Sought.

The Governing Council are looking for an Association member, Personal or Group , who is motivated and able to volunteer up to 4 days per year plus other time to serve on the Governing Council as the Vice-Chair. Ideally the candidate will not have previously served on...

Commemorative £2 coins

COMMEMORATIVE COINS The London District Secretary has a number of uncirculated £2.00 Coins that commemorated The 350th Anniversary of The Great Fire of London available.  A donation of £12.00 (inclusive of post and packaging) would be required. Cheques payable to...

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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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