HISTORY

1882

The Midlands Fire Brigades Association (MFBA) was raised

 1887

The National Fire Brigades Union (NFBU) was founded with the MFBA forming the Midlands District

 1889

The Widows’ Orphans’ and Benevolent Fund was introduced – the first National Charity for Firefighters

 1902

Saw the founding of the Professional Fire Brigades Association (PFBA), membership drawn mainly from the then city, town and village fire brigades

1912

The NFBU was incorporated as a Registered Company No 121413. The same number applies today

1918

Following the end of WW1 and the founding of the Fire Brigade Union, the NFBU re-titled to become the National Fire brigades Association (NFBA)

1949

The NFBA and PFBA amalgamated to form the British Fire Services Association

 
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