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Museum of Fire Life Members

In 2020 the Museum launched our visitation membership program. To learn more about this program please click here. 

When you become a member of the Museum you are assigned an individual membership number that you can keep for the life of your membership. The first set of numbers were put aside for our lifetime inductees. Each year the Museum's board of directors selects one individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the Museum to be inducted starting from our No. 1 member Mark White OAM AFSM. 

01 - 2020 Inductee

Mark White OAM AFSM

Mark has been at the forefront of the Museum’s heritage works from the earliest days of the Museum and has led the Museum in all endeavours for well over thirty years.

Whilst serving as CEO Mark remained an active firefighter and was committed to preserving the history of the brigade and serving the community.

For his dedicated service to the community Mark received the Australian Fire Service Medal (AFSM) and the Order of Australia Medal. Mark was also the longest serving Firefighter at St. Mary’s Fire Station.

Without Marks’ guidance and constant support, the Museum of Fire would not have developed into the facility it is today and have emerged into the heritage partner of FRNSW.

To read more about Mark's involvement with the Museum please visit vale Mark White and our blog page

02 - 2021 Inductee

Brian Blunt

Brian Brian Blunt has been a key figure in the development and continued success of the Museum of Fire.

The organisation's history and Brian's involvement date back decades. In 1968, he and Bob Winch purchased an appliance from the Board of Fire Commissioners of NSW. The purchase of this Dennis Big 4 (ME 268) changed everything and remains part of the Museum's Heritage Fleet today. Arising from a meeting with a number of other individuals fuelled by their passion for vintage fire engines, the idea of the Historic Fire Engine Association of Australia (HFEAA) was officially born in 1969.

Brian's contributions cannot be effectively summarised into words. He has championed decisions for the future of the collection and organisation, captured and provided countless photographs of appliances, incidents and much more, created integral databases, and imparted so much knowledge over his active service with the Museum. 

To hear more about Brian's commitment to the Museum please visit our History Week 2021 Keynote Presentation Page