Fire Service Preservation Group

Fire Service FireGroup

Preserving Fire Service History for over 50 years

Due to COVID-19 Corona Virus various activities of the FSPG have been suspended until further notice.  This includes branch meetings/visits/rallies and working parties.

PLEASE DO NOT hold any branch meetings/activities until authorised by the EC.

The printers of Off the Run are currently closed, therefore printed copies of OTR will be delayed. Electronic copies are available via email, or via Facebook.  

Any members who are not on our Facebook page, please contact the EC to join to stay up to date.   

The FSPG was founded in London in 1968, and called at that time The Auxiliary and National Fire Service Preservation Group. The purpose was to preserve the equipment and appliances of the National and Auxillary fire services after their disbandment. The present title was adopted in 1972, and with this change the group widened its aims to include all aspects of fire service preservation and interests.

Members of "the group" come from all walks of life, many of whom are former or serving firefighters and ages vary, from new born to well into retirement.

Applications for membership are invited from individuals or families with interest in the fire services, their appliances or equipment, or the actual restoration and preservation of fire appliances. Whilst some members own and operate appliances, others are interested in modelling, producing models from kits or in many cases from scratch. Others collect helmets, badges, uniform, die-cast models or photographs. In fact anything which is of interest, but for some just being a member brings its own rewards.