London Fire Brigade

Anniversary photo book

Commemorative book to mark milestone

To celebrate 150 years of service to the capital we have released a new photo book documenting our history.

The limited edition book is packed with rare images, handpicked by our museum curators, and traces our history from the formation of the Metropolitan Fire Brigade in 1866 through to the present day. 

The book is part of a year-long celebration of our 150th anniversary. 

Throughout 2016 there will be numerous events where the public can join in the celebrations including fire station based anniversary parties, which will be taking place in every London borough.


Buy your copy of this limited edition book

The book is priced at £12 + P&P.

150th book


'A tribute to 150 years of bravery and commitment'

London Fire Commissioner Ron Dobson said: "The book is a tribute to 150 years of bravery and commitment.

"It touches on the Brigade's role during significant times in history including WWII and The Blitz and at major incidents such as the King's Cross fire and the London bombings on 7 July."

The 120 page photo book includes sections on:

  • Life at a fire station
  • The use of horses in the service
  • Training techniques
  • Fire engines and vehicles
  • Uniforms
  • Equipment
  • Milestones in our history

Profits from the book will support a number of charities including Burns Camps, Children's Burns Trust, Children of Fire, RAFTRestore and the Fire Fighters Charity.


Buy the book

The limited edition book is priced at £12 + P&P.