WCoFF NEWS Desk

    Article Added: 28 Jan 2018

    Badges of Extinction details the arm badges worn by firemen of the insurance company brigades during the 18th and 19th Centuries. Written by two former Chairmen of the Fire Mark Circle, the book is beautifully illustrated, with many rare photographs of the badges and a description of their symbolism. We have a copy of this hard-back book, published in 1989, in excellent condition, available for ...

    Article Added: 28 Jan 2018

    EXCELLENCE, innovation, leadership and exemplary service were celebrated at the annual Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) Excellence Awards. The annual event, which took place at the Huntingdon Marriott Hotel on Thursday (January 18), celebrated the achievements of staff from across different areas of the Service. It awarded the commitment, dedication and professionalism of staff wh ...

    Article Added: 07 Jan 2018

    The ex-London Firefighter John Nadal, known for his book London’s Fire Stations, has published two new volumes entitled London’s Fire Engines. With a total of 624 pages, copiously illustrated, the two volumes are a substantial contribution to documenting the history of London’s fire appliances. Volume 1 spans early manuals and horse-drawn appliances to machines in use at the sta ...

    Article Added: 05 Jan 2018

    The Order of St John, formally the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem and also known as St John International, is a royal order of chivalry first constituted in 1888 by royal charter from Queen Victoria. It evolved from a faction of the Order of Malta that emerged in France in the 1820s and moved to Britain in the early 1830s, where, after operating under a successi ...

    Article Added: 03 Jan 2018

    FROM today, two additional fire engines will be available in daytime hours in rural areas of the county. Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service has reallocated resources to provide the extra cover in areas where on-call fire engines are not available. The aim is to reduce attendance times to fires and other emergencies and to provide a resource to carry out fire prevention activity. The roaming ...

    Article Added: 30 Dec 2017

    ORDERS OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE King George V created these honours during World War I to reward services to the war effort by civilians at home and servicemen in support positions.The ranks are Commander (CBE), Officer (OBE) and Member (MBE).They are now awarded for prominent national or regional roles and to those making distinguished or notable contributions in their own specific areas of activ ...