Introduction Ever since properly organised fire brigades came into existence there have been what the Americans call ‘fire buffs’, that is members of the public having a serious interest in the fire and rescue service, and want to know more about all aspects of its work.
The Fire Brigade Society was formed in Manchester in 1963, by the late Bob Bonner, to look towards providing an organisation to address the needs of those with a serious interest in the fire and rescue service.
Since then The Society' has grown to become a respected international organisation with members all over the world.
By far the largest number though, live in the United Kingdom.
Society Services The Society arranges visits to local, industrial and airport fire and rescue services, as well as fire appliance manufacturers.
In addition, The Society organises an annual National Visit and Annual General Meeting, the later with added attractions.
To keep members up to date, a 'What's On Diary' is published giving details of organised visits, as well as other Society events.
The 'corner stone' of The Society's is its highly acclaimed journal 'Fire Cover', supplied to all members (except Associates), this being supplemented by occasional Special Publications and local and geographical Newsletters.
Local, industrial, airport and rescue service fleet information and news from the manufacturers is compiled by The Society's Vehicle Recorder, who makes this information readily available to members via 'Fire Cover' or local authority fleets fleet lists, which may be purchased.
The Society has its own website: www.thefirebrigadesociety.co.uk
How We Are Managed
|Society Management Team|
|Society Secretary||Colin Carterfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Membership Secretary||Marion Carteremail@example.com|
|Society Treasurer||Position Vacantfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Events Manager||Alan Broughtonemail@example.com|
|Lead Fire Cover Editor||Andy Daleyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Distribution Manager||Gavin Stewartemail@example.com|