Estonian Firefighting Museum

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Estonian Firefighting Museum
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Established 1974
Location Raua 2, Tallinn, Estonia
Type Fire Museum
Director Ivo Paulus
Website http://www.tuletorjemuuseum.ee

Estonian Firefighting Museum is a museum devoted to introducing the historical heritage of firefighting in Estonia. The first volunteer fire department in Estonia was created in 1788, by the Brotherhood of the Blackheads, which was one of the first firefighting brigades in contemporary Europe. First professional fire departments were established shortly after the end of the First World War, in 1919.[1]

History[edit]

Estonian Firefighting Museum was established in 1974, which makes it one of the oldest active fire museums in Eastern Europe. [2] In 1974-2003 the museum was located in the historic fire house on Vana-Viru Street. Since 2007 the Firefighting Museum is located in the fire station on Raua Street. The exhibits consist of the antique firefighting equipment, there are currently plans to expand the museum, including to open the exhibition of fire engines and to take into use the historic tower of the fire house.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jaan Vaarmann (1988) Rinnutsi leekidega. 200 aastat vabatahtlikku tuletõrjet Eestis Valgus. ISBN 5-440-00271-5
  2. ^ http://www.tuletorjemuuseum.ee
  3. ^ http://www.tuletorjemuuseum.ee

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