About Us


Thanks for visiting this website, which is edited and maintained by me, Ian Ferguson, a retired watch manager from the County Durham & Darlington Fire & Rescue Service. The site is totally independent and not influenced or controlled by any other external organisation.

I retired from the service in 2008 after over 34 years of operational service with the Brigade and I very quickly realised that there was little or no help or support for retired members of the service, so I began to build a networking group of retired members with the aim of helping anyone with any problems and also to keep ex members informed of local issues such as retirement functions, deaths of former colleagues etc and to maintain the ‘family’ feel that exists within the Fire Service. The group has now grown to such an extent that I have over 200 ex members of the service in the networking group and it is growing all the time.

If you’d like to become a member of the group, please email me at ianferg@btinternet.com and I’ll add you to the user group list. My other contact details are on the ‘links’ page of this website.