Find out how The Fire Fighters Charity has supported beneficiaries across the UK and how you can share your story with the fire community. Click categories or regions below to filter the list of stories.
Keith Baxter and his wife Barbara were looking forward to their retirement together when she had a devastating accident and was left needing 24-7 care. Here he reveals how the Charity helped him in the most difficult times.
Zak Shafique was not long into his career with the London Fire Brigade when he suffered a brain injury in what at first appeared to be a minor car accident. He reflects on the support he received during lockdown and his road to recovery.
Recently-retired London and North Yorkshire firefighter Stuart Rye cycled the four compass points of mainland Britain for his Fire Family Challenge. And it made him reflect on his own journey with mental health.
When London firefighter Kieran Egan's son needed extensive surgery to remove tumours from his ears, the Charity provided financial support so travel and accommodation could be one less thing to worry about.
For the first time ever, Hertfordshire Station Commander James Bull is opening up about his own mental health struggles in the hope it inspires other people to do the same. And what better place to do so than the sub-Saharan Desert?