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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Annual Dinner 2019 – London & South East District


Sandtoft Airfield 999 Emergency Services Day

Sandtoft Events team are holding an emergency services event on the 22nd July 2019 at Sandtoft Airfield. Sandtoft Road, Belton North Lincolnshire DN9 1PN to raise funds for the emergency services charities.

Cap Badges Collection

I have a nearly complete collection of British Fire Service Cap Badges gathered over a 40 year period. Using the reference books of Mike Akers as a guide, I am only 14 items away from having a full set as described in Mike's books. These include the pre and post 1974...

New Year Honours List 2019

Taken from The Times. MVO. William Edward Scott.                 Head of Fire & Security, Palace of Hollyroodhouse. MBE. John Charles...

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...

Remembrance Day

Chairman of the London & South East District attended the national Arboretum Fire & Rescue Service Memorial on Remembrance Day and placed a Cross.

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