Chair of BFSA (London District) Paul Basson with his partner Terezie on Holiday in Aruba ..”Could you believe it!!” during Fire Prevention Week …..09th to 15th October 2017. So I made contact with Ferdinand Ponson on social media and connected up with him on Friday 13th as we attended the Capital City (Oranjestad) evening’s Brandweer (Fire Department) Aruba Parade ….Ferdinand was in charge of an enthusiastic team organising the events during the week…a very busy man.

“BFSA (London) District” actually this was the last pennant …that I as Chair will present

Talk about a bus persons Holiday…as I explained to the Commandant Edward de Cuba and Ferdinand Ponson at the HQ Open House Day on Sunday 15th October a fitting finally to the Island’s “Fire Prevention Week”.  I thanked them for their exceptional hospitality on the day “One truly Happy Island”.

They told me that this was the biggest and  couldn’t believe the fantastic attendance …as temperature’s moved up to the mid 30’s C .. Fire Safety week here with Brandweer Aruba…just over 4,500 miles away from home….fantastic stuff.

I would also like to acknowledge and extend mine and Terezie’s….. Thanks to All the Officer’s, Firefighters, Families, Friends and Supporters of Brandweer Aruba for the Hospitality shown.

As a footnote.. as of 21st November 2017 at the AGM  the BFSA (London) District will no longer be after 43yrs….but as we move forward to the Birth of “The BFSA (London & South East) District” which will include Greater London with the Counties of Essex, Kent and Surrey….

God Bless all of those that have passed by, those who are hear today and especially those of tomorrow……Our legacy continues in our next generations…. Lest we never forget them all our Global Brothers and Sisters…..

It’s been a “Fantastic” year……

Thank you BFSA (London) Branch

Paul Basson …Chair