William Frank Hickin wrote several books on the WW II British National Fire Service and the usual book websites (i.e. amazon, abebooks, etc.) aren't much use. Please contact me if you have copies of the following books for sale.
-- Organized Against Fire: A Short Organisational History of the London Fire Brigade and Its Predecessors from 1833 to 1996.
-- From Canada Against Fire: A Short Account of the Corps of (civilian) Canadian Fire Fighters Which Operated in Wartime Britain as Part of the National Fire Service Between 1942 and 1945.
-- Overseas Against Fire: A Short Account of the Overseas Contingent of the National Fire Service with Particular Reference to No.4 Overseas Column in the North West Europe Theatre of War During 1945.
-- London Fire Service Directory of Auxiliary Sub-stations September 1939 to August 1941.
-- United Against Fire: The NFS 1941-1948.