|Station||Blackwall Fire Station|
|Played by||Katharine Rogers|
|First appearance|| Pilot (1986)|
|Last appearance||Series 4, Episode 10 (1991)|
Josie was from a firefighting family, her father and brothers were all in the Brigade. It strained her relationship with her mother though, as she expected Josie to settle down and start a family. Josie was the first female firefighter at Blackwall and as such was shunned by most of the male members; initially only Bayleaf and Ethnic would talk to her. Eventually she won their trust and fitted in, especially after a shout in which a man had got his private parts stuck in a curtain ring, which she resolved by suggesting he use ice to reduce the 'swelling'. The watch tried to give her a nickname - suggestions included the 'ice maiden' and 'kicker' [wouldn't kicker out of bed]- but none of them stuck.
Josie was married to Gerry, but he struggled with being a 'fireman's wife' and was suspicious of her close friendship with Bayleaf. The marriage eventually ended in divorce. She and Bayleaf grew closer, culminating in them sleeping together in the Christmas episode Ding Dong Merrily. Though she regretted having done so, they made up and Josie struggled to hide her jealously when she saw Bayleaf and his new girlfriend Clare together. Josie took Spanish lessons at evening classes and was nearly raped by David, a man she met there, but managed to fight him off. Later she spotted him in a shopping centre and caused a scene until he was arrested.
Josie took her Leading Firefighters exams, becoming one of the first women to pass them, and transferred to Charlton at the start of series 3. As a parting gift, Blue Watch hired Technique as a stripper at her farewell party. Almost immediately, she found herself acting up as Sub Officer and adeptly took command of a tar spill. She was reunited with Blue Watch at the huge warehouse fire which closed series 4 and was among those who helped rescue Bayleaf.
- See also: Josie Ingham/Appearances
Josie appeared in 20 episodes of London's Burning between 1986 and 1991.
|STATION OFFICERS: Sidney Tate • Nick Georgiadis • Chris Hammond • John Coleman • Mick Callaghan|
|SUB OFFICERS: John Hallam • Carole Webb|
|LEADING FIREFIGHTERS: Malcolm Cross • Geoff Pearce • Dan Barratt|
|FIREFIGHTERS: Lesley 'Charisma' Appleby • Kenny 'Rambo' Baines • Adam Benjamin • Gregg Blake|
Roland 'Vaseline' Cartwright • Sally Fields • George Green • Josie Ingham • Andreas 'Ethnic' Lewis
Stuart 'Recall' MacKenzie • Charlie Mead • Kevin Medhurst • Frank Mooney • Jack Morgan • Chris 'Skippy' Newman
Colin Parrish • Bert 'Sicknote' Quigley • Billy Ray • Sally Reid • Craig Ross • Tony Sanderson • Rob 'Hyper' Sharpe
Ronnie 'Hi Ho' Silver • Kate Stevens • Joe Walker • Mike 'Bayleaf' Wilson
|MISC: Lloyd Anderson • Vernon 'Clingfilm' Chivers • Melissa Clarke • Liver Salts • Carmen Miller • Jaffa Parrish|
Sparky • Webley