THE HISTORY of firefighting in Warwickshire is tackled in a new book.
Fighting Fire in Warwickshire by Mike Bunn explores the history of firefighting going back to the 19th and early 20th century’s rural and town fire brigades, through to the rapid pre-Second World War developments resulting in a nationalised fire service to the present peacetime service of today.
Warwickshire chief fire officer Andy Hickmott said: “We are pleased to the support the launch of this fascinating account of how the Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service we see today came to be. There is so much more to the role of a modern firefighter than attending emergencies – our firefighters work with our communities and businesses to make Warwickshire a safer place.
“I hope this work helps to further tell the story of what the fire and rescue service is and why it rightly remains one of the most highly regarded public services.”
The book, priced £17, is available from local bookshops, the Coventry Transport Museum shop or can be ordered via Waterstones branches. Contact Mike Bunn direct on email [email protected] for other buying options.