Category Archives: Latest news

Churchyard tidy up

This Saturday saw members of the brigade tidying up the Churchyard in preparation for the Summer.  Thanks have already been received from a grateful congregation.

Recognition should also go to Fireman Brown for organising and directing the working party. Photos follow…

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Tough Mudder 2013 – Boughton House

Following the success of last year, the GVFB were asked to man the “Fire Walker” obstacle. This year our involvement was to ensure that the fires were fed throughout the 2 days of the event.

Unfortunately we had to stop halfway through the Saturdays when there were fears that the wall between the jump and the water would collapse. Luckily this was repaired overnight and we were back stoking the fires early on the Sunday morning.

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April 29, 2013

It is with great excitement and pride that I can announce the re-launch of! Many hours of dedicated work on other projects have left me little time to work on this one, but I do hope you appreciate it nonetheless.

“This time he’s really done it!”
The Adjutant

I have tried to bring together the three main functions of the old site:

  1. The Brigade Calendar – essential reading for the active membership
  2. Latest News – always on the homepage so absent members can keep updated
  3. History and photos – a reminder of our former glory

As always, please keep feedback and comments to yourselves.


Fireman Harker, JME

Out with the old!

Fireman Andrew Hammond was installed as our new CO last night while the previous CO, Brigade Major Wilkinson, was ushered into his new role as IPCO.

The new CO’s instinct that brigade members’ loyalties could be bought with fine port was proven to be true, and a great night was had all around.

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2012 Bridge Street Floods

The residents of Bridge Street have been threatened by floods twice in November and were pleased to receive the support of the GVFB and other concerned citizens- to all of you that helped – thanks. Thanks also to the council for providing sand for sandbags and to the fire brigade for having a look at the drains.   The CO apologies for poor dress sense in his appearance on Look East!

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2012 Newton Field Centre

Thirteen brave firemen donned protective clothing ventured to Newton Field Centre, axes, torches, saws and wheelbarrows at the ready.  They chopped, moved and burnt weeds, unwanted logs and gravel, proving that the Fire Brigade can also start fires.

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