A new book documenting 150 years of the London Fire Brigade is out now, part of a year-long celebration of the service’s 150th anniversary in 2016.
Prior to 1866, responsibility for fighting fires in the capital lay with insurance firms, but escalating costs left them unable to continue. The creation of the Metropolitan Fire Brigade ushered in a period of significant change in fire safety through technology, training and discipline.
Mary Evans Picture Library represents the archive of the LFB for licensing, and the limited edition book is available to order exclusively through their website. Its 150 photographs chart some of the Brigade’s most notable achievements and the sacrifices made by people who have served. Official merchandise is also available at www.lfbphotos.com.