Every Saturday from 9 – 11 am, the Central Fire Station (opposite Funan IT Mall) – as with other fire stations across Singapore – welcomes the public.
Visitors can get up close and personal with big, red fire engine trucks that have survived years of fighting raging fires in Singapore. They can even try their hands at handling fire fighting equipment such as water hoses.
The Civil Defence Heritage Gallery, a part of the Civic District Heritage Trail, showcases the proud and long history of civil defence and fire fighting development in Singapore from the late 1800’s to date.
The gallery has interesting scaled models of fire stations of the past. A memorabilia showcase exhibits helmets worn by fire-fighters in the colonial times, and modern day ones with improved, pragmatic designs to better protect the safety of the nation’s unsung heroes.
Children will learn that older generation equipment are much heavier than modern ones and that water used to be pumped manually. They will also better appreciate the resilience and courage demonstrated by fire-fighters, who used to have to overcome thick smoke, high heat without the aid of oxygen masks and modern heat-resistant uniforms.
The Civil Defence Heritage Gallery is a place to commemorate and remember those who served and sacrificed their lives for Singaporeans of past, present and future.
Families with children will have a fun time and an educational experience touring the station and gallery. Admission is free.
Tuesday to Sunday: 10am to 5pm
Civil Defence Heritage Gallery
Central Fire Station
62, Hill Street
Tel: 6332 2996