The Fire Brigade Museum

The Fire Brigade Museum Museum of Firefighting, supporting 999 workers & young people with mental illness
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31/12/2023
If you are able, please join us by Donating to help Mark, one of our own being a former Hampshire Firefighter. Mark requ...
29/12/2023

If you are able, please join us by Donating to help Mark, one of our own being a former Hampshire Firefighter. Mark requires a prosthetic arm following amputation of one arm due to a complex condition



Hi my name is Mark I am fundraising for a prosthetic arm. I spent time in the British army and in 2005 … Mark E Pilbeam needs your support for Prosthetic arm

If you are able, please join us in donating to support PC Jack Watts of Northumberland Police who has a stage 4 Brain Tu...
26/12/2023

If you are able, please join us in donating to support PC Jack Watts of Northumberland Police who has a stage 4 Brain Tumor. Jack is travelling to Germany for rounds of treatment with the objective of meeting his first child due next year

Weʼre raising money to Support Jack and those who love him to navigate life, as he faces stage 4 brain cancer.. Support this JustGiving Crowdfunding Page.

Today is the 49th Anniversary of the devastating fire Worsley Hotel, Maida Vale, London.Tragically 7 people were killed ...
13/12/2023

Today is the 49th Anniversary of the devastating fire Worsley Hotel, Maida Vale, London.

Tragically 7 people were killed in this fire, including Fireman Hamish Petit of the London Fire Brigade, from A21 Paddington Fire station. Fireman Petit was only 25 years old when he made the ultimate sacrifice.

At 03:32 on 13th December 1974, The London Fire Brigade control room received the first 999 call to 'Fire Worsley Hotel, Clifton Gardens, Maida Vale W9'. Crews from A21 Paddington, A22 Manchester Square & G26 Belsize were mobilised to the incident.

The First arriving Officer, was greeted with a serious fire and multiple people hanging out of windows in the Hotel. A message was sent to fire control 'Make Pumps 8 - Persons Reported'

50 people were rescued by The London Fire Brigade using ladders, including the famous Hook Ladder, in which Fireman Petit took part with colleagues.

Further Assistance Messages were sent to Fire Control, with the attendance reaching 30 Appliances.

The severity of the Fire caused significant damage to the structural integrity of the Building.

During the Firefighting operation, Fm Petit entered the Second floor by ladder with 3 colleagues made up of a mixed crew from A21 Paddington & A25 Westminster, including Westminster's Stn/O.

Whilst this crew were Firefighting in a room on a second floor, a major structural collapse occurred of the several floors above them, with tragically the majority of the collapse landing in that very room.

2 Firemen and the Station Officer were subsequently rescued, suffering from severe burns and injuries. Tragically Fm Petit, being most trapped was discovered to have been killed in the collapse.

Subsequent investigations concluded that 2 seats of fire were deliberately ignited by Hotel employee Edward Mansfield.

Mansfield was found guilty of arson and man slaughter, being sentenced to life in prison.

We remember those who perished in the fire, in particularly Fireman Hamish Petit who gave his life in the course of his duty.

Very sad to hear of another member of the 999 family has died by Su***de, although some time ago. Importantly Colin’s de...
12/12/2023

Very sad to hear of another member of the 999 family has died by Su***de, although some time ago. Importantly Colin’s death by su***de was completely unforeseen by friends & family.

If you’re a 999 worker or a family member friend. Ask your colleagues how they are and ask again.Be prepared for them to say ‘I’m not ok’

Firefighter Colin Speight was 47 when he took his own life, with his colleague having to break the news to his mother. Now, a new crisis line is aiming to help firefighters who often witness "horrible stuff" and are struggling with their mental health.

Today we remember Stn/O Colin Townsley of the London Fire Brigade who was tragically killed at the Kings Cross undergrou...
18/11/2023

Today we remember Stn/O Colin Townsley of the London Fire Brigade who was tragically killed at the Kings Cross underground station fire 36 years ago today in 1987. A further 30 passengers perished in the fire when a ‘flashover’ phenomenon occurred

Stn/O Townsley was last seen helping injured passengers to escape. He was posthumously awarded the George Medal for gallantry

This incident led to major fire safety changes on the Underground, the implementation of new protective uniforms for Firefighters and greater understanding of a fire phenomenon known as the trench effect

Huge congratulations to Museum volunteer Kevin Francis on winning pub shed of the year with his fire stationed theme ‘En...
14/11/2023

Huge congratulations to Museum volunteer Kevin Francis on winning pub shed of the year with his fire stationed theme ‘Engine House’ it’s an absolutely brilliant building to behold - some say there are some very handsome Firefighters in the photographs too……..

Kevin Francis spent several months and around £3,000 constructing the stunning DIY back garden boozer at his home.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.At the going down ...
11/11/2023

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember them

We continue exploring our 7 objectives with  To support young people12-25 suffering from mental illness or with learning...
01/11/2023

We continue exploring our 7 objectives with

To support young people12-25 suffering from mental illness or with learning disabilities

Why?

1 in 6 young people suffer with mental illness

Su***de is the biggest cause of death for young people in this age range

50% of young people with a diagnosed mental illness self harmed.

Only 1 in 3 young people suffering with mental illness get access to NHS mental health treatment

There are currently over 400,000 young people on the CAMHS (Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service) waiting list , the waiting time being around a year

Hundreds of young people die by su***de each year in the UK.

Education settings are insufficiently resourced or lack real understanding to support young people suffering with such conditions.

Many young people will not undertake GCSEs or perform to their ability due to lack of support, meaning they will be unlikely to progress to further education.

Our objective provides a range of support to help young people while they await specialist treatment or to give them opportunities to build a career for themselves through vocational training, such as

🚒 apprenticeships
🚒 education support
🚒 employability training
🚒 safety courses
🚒 work experience
🚒 jobs
🚒 internships

All in a supportive,protective environment with people that understand thier position and challenges.

You can help us by donating :
https://gofund.me/dc308cba

 ! Please be sure to refer to your local Fire and Rescue Service social media/website for candle safety (or preferably b...
31/10/2023

! Please be sure to refer to your local Fire and Rescue Service social media/website for candle safety (or preferably battery alternative) and safety advice around naked flames and Halloween costumes. Let’s prevent a bit of fun becoming a tragedy

FOR THE ATTENTION OF ALL FIRE ENGINE OWNERSWe have been contacted by Colleagues from Salisbury Fire Station  of the late...
29/10/2023

FOR THE ATTENTION OF ALL FIRE ENGINE OWNERS

We have been contacted by Colleagues from Salisbury Fire Station of the late Watch Manager Mark Hillier.

They have requested the assistance of vintage fire engine owners to line the route of Mark’s last turnout from his Retained Station, Pewsey to his funeral in Salisbury

Details are minimal at this time, however the funeral date is Friday 10th November 2023

We will be coordinating the vintage fire engines on behalf of Salisbury Fire station

Let’s give this brave Firefighter the best possible honour and send off

Please email [email protected] advising of number of appliances you can bring, registration numbers and contact details. You will be added to the contact list for further details

23/10/2023

It is with deep sadness that we fly our flags at half mast, as mark of respect for our much-loved colleague Steve Fellows who passed away on Friday evening following a short illness.

Steve, 42, joined Audlem Fire Station as an on-call firefighter in June 2003, was promoted to crew manager in July 2012 and received his 20-year Long Service and Good Conduct medal earlier this month.

He was an excellent firefighter, a much-loved colleague and passionate about supporting his local community. Until his brain tumour diagnosis, he balanced 20 years of dedicated on-call service with a busy family life and a successful joinery business. Steve will be very greatly missed. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

It’s been great to see a steady increase in followers on our social media pages. With so many new supporters, we are tak...
18/10/2023

It’s been great to see a steady increase in followers on our social media pages.

With so many new supporters, we are taking the opportunity to explain each of our 7 objectives in a little more detail.

All of the income from the Museum is used in our mission, formed of these objectives.

Let’s begin with

To support #999 workers suffering from mental illness.

Is this necessary?

There is a marked increase in emergency worker su***des, caused by a number of factors

The very nature of emergency workers, exposes them to traumatic situations repeatedly on a daily basis. It’s a fact that many carry images of such trauma for the rest of their lives.

You will have no doubt seen in the media that numerous emergency services have been found to have cultures of bullying,discrimination & mysoginy. Such behaviour, unchallenged by leadership can leave individual’s feeling suicidal.

Workloads and attacks on emergency workers are sharply increasing.

This is without considering the personal pressures on emergency workers.

In a recent survey, 76% of emergency workers who took part,reported having significant mental illness symptoms

Emergency worker charities offer limited mental health treatment. The NHS does not prioritise emergency workers who require treatment. Wait times to access treatment can be over a year.

We work to fund expedited private psychological treatment for 999 workers to minimise the effect of their illness

We are working to build a 999 benevolent fund to provide short term financial support to those in crisis

We will provide multiple options for emergency workers to get together and talk issues through for general mental wellbeing.

You can help us by donating :

https://gofund.me/dc308cba

We are saddened to learn of the death of Watch Manager Mark Hillier of DWFireRescue who served at Pewsey Fire Station an...
13/10/2023

We are saddened to learn of the death of Watch Manager Mark Hillier of DWFireRescue who served at Pewsey Fire Station and Salisbury Fire Station, following involvement in a Road Traffic Collision yesterday.

Our thoughts go out to his family,friends,watch and section.

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10/10/2023

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Today on   we think of our 999 workers and young people who are battling mental illness.We renew our commitment to provi...
10/10/2023

Today on we think of our 999 workers and young people who are battling mental illness.

We renew our commitment to providing practical help for those suffering and commit to raising issues in appropriate sectors where emergency workers and young people aren’t getting the help they deserve and need

May she rest in peace
29/09/2023

May she rest in peace

Message from Chief Fire Officer Graeme Binning:

"It is with profound sadness that I can confirm that Crew Manager Lindsay Bowling-Mowatt from Red Watch Pegswood passed away yesterday following her brave battle with Glioblastoma.

"As a treasured serving member of NFRS she will be missed greatly. The impact of her death is felt across the length and breadth of our Service. My thoughts are with Lindsay's family, friends and colleagues at this sad time. Funeral details will be communicated in due course."

Today some of the Trustees have enjoyed a visit to the The Emergency Services Show where we have been able to talk to ma...
19/09/2023

Today some of the Trustees have enjoyed a visit to the The Emergency Services Show where we have been able to talk to many organisations who can signpost people to our support services.

It was great to catch up with National Emergency Services Museum & Fire Service Preservation Group - FSPG (FSPG) who are both exhibiting at the show.

The FSPG are showcasing their memebership benefits. If you are interested in fire service history, this is the group for you. Whether it’s models,helmets or fire engines their members come from all walks of life and hold events across the UK.

Today, on the 22nd Anniversary of the Terrorist attack on the World Trade Centre, we think of the nearly 3000 people who...
11/09/2023

Today, on the 22nd Anniversary of the Terrorist attack on the World Trade Centre, we think of the nearly 3000 people who died. We particularly remember the 343 Firefighters, 37 Police Officers and 23 Police Officers who laid down their lives, attempting to rescue those trapped in the building.

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On this  ***dePrevention day we want to reach out to all 999 workers past and present to say that we’ve got your back. O...
10/09/2023

On this ***dePrevention day we want to reach out to all 999 workers past and present to say that we’ve got your back. Our whole reason to exist is to raise funds to provide you with practical help to get you through difficult times involving mental illness.

We will do what we can to get you the help you need and to support you in as many ways as possible.

Don’t be afraid to reach out in strictest confidence.

We’d rather listen to your story than attend your funeral.

Many of us have been there and have made it through times when it seems there is no way through - trust us there is always a way through and we’ll do what we can to help you find it

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Today, as we mark   not only do we give thanks for our Emergency Services, but we think of those who suffer every day wi...
09/09/2023

Today, as we mark not only do we give thanks for our Emergency Services, but we think of those who suffer every day with mental illness, often as a result of their Service. We also remember those who laid down their lives in Service.

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