fire safety morning at Eastern Hill Fire Station we went next door to explore the Fire Services Museum.
This museum is open to the public on
Thursday & Friday 9 am - 3 pm
Sundays 10 am - 4 pm
Groups on other days by prior arrangement.
Admission fees do apply.
There are many interesting things to explore in this museum and it's an adventure to behold just on it's own. I will let the photo's tell the stories of some of the treasures we saw.
The first soda acid fire extinguisher was deomnstrated at the 1851 Great Exhibition of London
Bottom right - This is an 1880's hydrolic pump which was used to test the Soda Acid and Foam extinguishers to an internal pressure of 300 lb/sq in every four years.
St Florin the Patron Saint of Fireman. He was a roman fireman in Austria. When he became a Christian he was sentenced to death in 305 AD.
Top Right - United Kingdom Cap badges follow a basic pattern, an 8 pointed star upon which is the county arms or crest.
The points have individual significance and depict the qualities of a
Fireman - Tact, Perseverence, Gallantry, Observation, Dexterity,
It was a wonderful couple of hours of exploring the history of fire services in Australia.
Have you been here ? Do you have a museum like this near you ?