MUSEUM WATCH – THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY SERVICES MUSEUM, SHEFFIELD  Having been turned down for any COVID-19 emergency funding, the The National Emergency Services Museum, Sheffield, has announced that as they only have funds to sustain them until the middle of June 2020 the museum may close for good. All events at the museum ceased in…

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We trust you are well and safe? The FBS Publications Unit will be regularly posting on this web site links to fire related videos for you to enjoy during ‘lockdown and recovery’. Simply paste the link into your search engine to access the video. Please ‘surf and view’ ‘responsibly’ and ‘proportionately’. Please note that: These…

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FIRE COVER – UPDATE APRIL 2020 We trust you are well and safe? The Editorial Team are continuing in accordance with their 2020-2021 Operational Plan agreed by the membership vote. We are currently continuing to work on the May-June 2020 edition of Fire Cover, No 228. Our printers are currently following the UK Governments lockdown…

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FBS WHAT’S ON – ISSUE 3 The spread of Coronavirus and escalation of measures to contain it will inevitably affect The Society’s activities in 2020. The opportunity to return to cancelled events in The Society’s 2021-2023 years will be explored. FBS What’s On, Issue 3, reflects the current status of FBS visits and events and…

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2020-2021 MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL REMINDER Members are reminded that their Society membership expires at the end of this month, 31st March 2020. Please renew as soon as possible to ease the process for all concerned. If you have lost your renewal form, a replacement can be obtained by e-mailing fbsmembership@gmail.com. Under the current national difficulties, I…

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CORONA VIRUS (COVID-19) You will be aware the world is dealing with Corona Virus (COVID-19) Speaking after an emergency COBRA meeting on 12th March 2020, UK Prime Minister, Mr Johnson said, “Some people compare it to seasonal flu, alas that is not right. Owing to the lack of immunity, this disease is more dangerous. It…

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VOTE RESULTS The results for the vote on the proposal to accept The Society’s 2018-2019 Audited Accounts and 2020-2021 Operational Plan The count, managed by Richard Williams, Membership Secretary, took place prior to the FBS Annual General Meeting on the 8th of February 2020 at Abbey Pumping Station, Leicester, LE4 5PX and the witness was…

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Jon Hall, the Fire Brigade Society President of the last five years is standing down. For the full statement click on the link below to download the PDF. Jon Hall Sign Off Message

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The following message is posted on behalf of FBS Membership Services. DISTRIBUTION Fire Cover 227 was placed with Royal Mail for distribution on Saturday 7th March 2020. This Fire Cover comes with FBS ‘What’s On 2020-2021’ and for members who do not renew their membership by direct debit, or standing order, renewal documents for 2020-2021.…

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Fire Cover 226 is the latest publication from The Fire Brigade Society for its Members. This issue consists of 52 pages of the usual features and special articles as below (and 139 photos): 25 Years of the AT (Aluminium Technology) 2019 National Visit- Devon and Somerset Crewing Systems Fire Standards Board for England   View…

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