Fire Brigade – Later History

Burton Fire Brigade was transferred from New Street to Moor Street in 1973. The new station was opened on 6th June by the Town Mayor, Harry Buckingham who was also Chairman of the Watch Committee.

March 31st 1974 marked the end of Burton Fire Brigade. With Burton no longer a County Borough and now coming under East Staffordshire District Council control, the brigade became part of the Staffordshire Fire Service.

A museum is proudly maintained at Moor Street Fire Station and may be viewed by the public by appointment.

In pride of place is the original Burton Steamer, which can be viewed through the window the next time you happen to be passing.

On the wall hangs the commemoration plaque to John Bennett, lost in service, as a reminder of the possible perils of the job.


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