November 13, 2017

The Woman's Fire Auxiliary was inaugurated in June 1940, as a means for women to assist in the War Effort.  Lady Wakehurst, the wife of the Governor of NSW, was a driving force in the formation of the WFA, and was subsequently elected president.

The first members were...

November 13, 2017

The former Penrith Power Station is now the home of the Museum of Fire. Construction started on the building in 1951 and was the first contract construction job of the newly formed Electricity Commisssion of NSW.

The building is heritage listed.

Many requests for inf...

November 13, 2017

The Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB), the precursor to the NSW Fire Brigades, was established on 14 February 1884. MFB headquarters was operating from the old Insurance Brigade Headquarters in Bathurst Street, and there was a pressing demand for a new central fire stati...

November 13, 2017

"ORTA RECENS QUAM PURA NITES-

Newly Risen, How Brightly You Shine"

The State motto, proudly featured on the NSW Coat of Arms, is an important component of the NSW Fire Brigades Logo... but it wasn't featured in the original designs, which were considered and approved by...

October 24, 2017

When Capt Eyre Massey Shaw was appointed Chief Officer of London Metropolitan Board of Works' "Metropolitan Fire Brigade" in 1866, one of his first tasks was to create a uniform that was practical from a working point of view, and would "distinguish our men from those...

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