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    Article Added: 13 Nov 2019

    It is with deep regret that I write to inform you all of the death of Honorary Freeman, Field Marshal Edwin Noel Westby Bramall, Baron Bramall, KG, GCB, OBE, MC, JP, DL, who passed away on the 12th November 2019, aged 95. The Lord Bramall was one of the long serving Honorary Freemen of the Company, having been made an Honorary member of the Guild of Firefighters in 1990, and due to pressure of wo ...

    Article Added: 11 Nov 2019

    Our Master Frances Blois was a guest at the recent London Fire Brigade Retired Members Association dinner held at the Royal Air Force Club in Piccadilly. The photo shows our Master with the General Secretary of the association, Liveryman Barry Sargent. The Master is wearing the Mess Dress of the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (FANY), of which she is a Trustee. After the meal the Chairman of the asso ...

    Article Added: 03 Nov 2019

    Frances Blois Master’s Blog November2019 I hope that you have not felt that you have waited too long for my second blog, rather like the very patient Sherlock pictured at Dowgate recently, before he demonstrated his skills. He is remarkable and has his own book 'Sherlock: The Fire Brigade Dog.'     The last 4 months have flown by. July was busy starting with two visits to t ...

    Article Added: 31 Oct 2019

    More than £13,000 has been raised by Cambridgeshire firefighters in 2019 from car wash events as part of The Fire Fighters Charity National Car Wash League. Firefighters from stations around the county dug out their sponges and buckets and welcomed people with all manner of vehicles, from cars and vans to children’s bikes and mobility scooters to raise money for the charity. The commu ...

    Article Added: 29 Oct 2019

    What3Words Some time ago we drew attention to the free app What3Words and its potential to assist the emergency services in pinpointing locations. The app divides the world into 3m x 3m squares and assigns each a three-word sequence. For instance, our base at Wax Chandlers’ Hall is defined by shares.like.deaf. Recently, Cleveland Fire Brigade reported a successful water rescue assisted by ...

    Article Added: 26 Oct 2019

    As people go round the house changing their clocks this weekend (October 26/27), Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging residents to think about fire safety with the extra hour they have. As the days get darker and the temperature drops, it is vitally important that residents test their smoke alarms, but also ensure everyone in the house knows how to escape the property if a fire happen ...

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