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Background imageLfee Collection: London Fire Engine Establishment, list of fire stations

London Fire Engine Establishment, list of fire stations
Formed in 1833, the LFEE took over firefighting in London from the various Insurance Company fire brigades. It had 19 fire stations and its headquarters was located at Watling Street, City of London

Background imageLfee Collection: Chance the firemens dog, LFEE

Chance the firemens dog, LFEE
Chance the firemens dog, belonging to the London Fire Engine Establishment. He attended many fires and wore a collar engraved with the words: Stop me not but onward let me jog

Background imageLfee Collection: London Fire Engine Establishment (LFEE) fire station

London Fire Engine Establishment (LFEE) fire station
An example of an LFEE fire station building, possibly in East London. The LFEE was created in 1833 and would eventually have nineteen fire stations

Background imageLfee Collection: Fire brigade horse drawn manual fire pump

Fire brigade horse drawn manual fire pump
A horse drawn manual fire pump typical of those used by the London Fire Engine Establishment (1833) and in the Metropolitan Fire Brigade before the widespread introduction of horse drawn steam engines

Background imageLfee Collection: London Fire Engine Establishment fireman in uniform

London Fire Engine Establishment fireman in uniform
Formed in 1833, the LFEE was Londons first properly organised fire brigade, having taken over from the various Insurance Company fire brigades around the capital

Background imageLfee Collection: James Braidwood, Superintendent, LFEE

James Braidwood, Superintendent, LFEE
James Braidwood (1800-1861), founder of the worlds first municipal fire service in Edinburgh in 1824. He was the first director of what was to become the London Fire Brigade

Background imageLfee Collection: LFEE lithograph print of a firefighting scene

LFEE lithograph print of a firefighting scene
A manual pump is being worked by volunteers whilst firefighters from the LFEE direct their efforts and fight the fire. The LFEE was the forerunner of the Metropolitan Fire Brigade, formed in 1866


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