Central Fire Station Open House

All the fire stations in Singapore (except the one on Jurong Island) have an open house every Saturday from 9am to 11am and we visited Central Fire Station last Saturday. Also known as Hill Street Fire Station, Central Fire Station is Singapore’s oldest fire station (106 years old!) and the red & white brick building is simply beautiful.

There is no admission fee for the fire station open house and visitors will get a briefing on the roles and functions of a fire station, its capabilities and its routine, as well as the operational capabilities of the appliances in a fire station. There are demonstrations on equipment used by firefighters and some hands-on for the kids too. Anya and Adam loved the bit where the firefighters slid down the pole and they also had a blast putting out a ‘fire’.

It was an interesting visit for the kids and they had an awesome time despite the scorching hot weather. I must say I truly admire the dedication of the people at the fire station who have to do this every week and I was impressed by their enthusiasm and readiness to make the open house visit a meaningful one for the visitors.

Central Fire Station

Central Fire Station

quite a crowd!

quite a crowd!

learning about equipment in an emergency ambulance

learning about equipment in an emergency ambulance

rolling out the fire hose

rolling out the fire hose

not easy!

not easy!

putting on the fire jacket and other safety equipment

putting on the fire jacket and other safety equipment

loving his new helmet!

loving his new helmet!

in the Red Rhino

in the Red Rhino

getting a volunteer

getting a volunteer

watching firemen slide down the pole

watching firemen slide down the pole

with a friendly fireman

with a friendly fireman

saving a helpless victim from the fire

saving a helpless victim from the fire

Anya gets a go

Anya gets a go

Adam's turn

Adam’s turn

inside the ambulance

inside the ambulance

what an interesting visit!

what an interesting visit!

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