Installation of our new Master

On July 5th the Company held its Common Hall in St Vedast-alias-Foster. Prof. David Holt DSc (Med) was installed as the new Master. At the same time our new Wardens advanced as follows: Andrew Phillips JP to Upper Warden, Peter Holland CBE, QFSM to Renter Warden and Nicole Hoffman PhD, CEng to Under Warden. Sandra Holt was Installed as Mistress Firefighter.

The Foundation Beadle of the Company, John Norris SBStJ, retired after 36 years’ service and Matt Stokes GIFirE was Installed to succeed him.

Following a Service of Rededication lunch was held at Pewterers’ Hall, at which Prof. Alderman Emma Edhem responded to the Toast – Our Guests.

We were also pleased to host Col. Jane Carey Harris, Master Nurse, and Lt. Jamie Nicholls RN from HMS Excellent. Our Founding Master, Gerald Clarkson CBE, OStJ, QFSM, paid a heart-felt tribute to the work of our Foundation Beadle.

The Worshipful Company of Firefighters

The prime objective and intention of The Worshipful Company of Firefighters is to promote the development and advancement of the science, art and the practice of firefighting, fire prevention and life safety. It also encourages good professional behaviour and an exchange of information between Members of the Company and others who work in allied fields.

The Company has undertaken to maintain the traditions and customs of the City of London and to pledge support to the Lord Mayor and Aldermen in all matters relevant to the life and dignity of the City.

FIRE NEWS

Lithium-ion Battery Fires

Our online presentation on the fire risks associated with lithium-ion batteries and techniques to counter them was very well attended. The talk was part of the series promoted by the Lord Mayor of London

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COMPANY NEWS

Installation of our new Master

On July 5th the Company held its Common Hall in St Vedast-alias-Foster. Prof. David Holt DSc (Med) was installed as the new Master. 

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EVENTS

Retirement of Rev. George Bush

On January 15th, the Rev. George Bush, our Company Chaplain for many years, officiated at a service to celebrate his Ministry at St Mary-le-Bow over more than 20 years, prior to his retirement on February 2nd.

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The Worshipful Company of Firefighters Charitable Trust

Closely associated with, but operating as a separate entity from the Worshipful Company of Firefighters, the Charitable Trust is a registered charity (number 1182241) with ten Trustees who are responsible for all aspects of its operation and are all members of the Worshipful Company.

The Charitable Trust realises that the world of the Fire Industry and the Fire and Rescue Service, like many sectors, is changing at a considerable pace and we will shortly be looking at the current core charities to see if these reflect the changing environment. We will also consider what else we can do in the youth and young persons sector. This draws on one of “Aims and Objectives” of the Company and the Charitable Trust in providing opportunities to promote responsible and good citizenship for future generations.

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