- Ministry of Civil Aviation Aerodrome Fire Service
When the Ministry of Civil Aviation was established in 1946, firefighting services at its airports were originally provided by individual units at each location, answering directly to the airport manager. The following year, after a number of incidents, it was decided that this was unworkable and Sir Aylmer Firebrace, Chief of the Fire Staff of the National Fire Service, was asked to organise a national fire service for civil airports.
Ranks used by the Aerodrome Fire Service were:
- Leading Fireman
- Section Leader
- Aerodrome Fire Officer II
- Aerodrome Fire Officer I
- Divisional Fire Service Officer
- Deputy Chief Fire Service Officer
- Chief Fire Service Officer
- Civil Service Arbitration Tribunal: Judgment re claim for increase of salary scales for Fire Service Officers employed by the Ministry of Civil Aviation, 15 March 1952
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