Neil Wallington
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Neil Wallington is a former British Chief Fire Officer, a Past International President of the Institution of Fire Engineers, and a holder of the Queen’s Commendation for Brave Conduct. He is the author of 17 books on the work of the fire service, and acts as a consultant with extensive experience in the Gulf on a range of projects.

Fallen London firefighters commemorated by Red Plaques

Two fallen heroic London Fire Brigade firefighters have recently been commemorated at the scene of the tragic fires on the anniversaries of the two major incidents. The Fire Brigades Union Red Plaque marking scheme recognises firefighters who lost their lives…

The creation of the National Fire Service 1941–1948

Former Chief Fire Officer and Editor of Gulf Fire magazine Neil Wallington provides a snapshot of the times to mark the birth of the NFS some 80 years ago this month. On 8 August 1941, The National Fire Service (NFS)…

The persistent face of electrical fires

Fires of electrical origin stubbornly continue to feature high in UK fire statistics with some estimated 25,000 annual incidents caused by electrical component malfunction, poor installation or the misuse of equipment. A number of such fires continue to involve white…

In the news again

It seems that the British Fire & Rescue Service with its multiple skills, dedication and wide range of operational and humanitarian work is rarely out of the media headlines most days, but recent events have again put FRS’s in the…

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