Ex-servicemen turned firefighters Tam McFarlane & Steve Hoare

The ties that bind

The ties that bind our armed forces and the fire service run deep and must be remembered, particularly at this time of year, writes Tam McFarlane. As an ex-serviceman and firefighter, I am often struck by the high profile role the fire service has in Remembrance Sunday events across the UK. There...

Fleur Lombard

Fleur Lombard: ceremony marks 20th anniversary of tragedy

Twenty years since her tragic death, firefighters from across Avon gathered for a ceremony at the memorial dedicated to Fleur Lombard, writes South West EC member Tam McFarlane. On Sunday 4 February 1996, fire crews from the then Avon Fire Brigade, were called to reports of a serious fire at a...