The focus of the Society is the preservation of artefacts of historical significance relating to fire-fighting services in the Canberra region over a many number of years

The Fire Brigade Historic Society of the Act was formed in 1979, and is located in the historic Forrest Fire Station, 4 Empire Circuit, Forrest. (Between Canberra Ave and Fitzroy St), Forrest, Canberra.

The Museum is open to the public most Saturdays 10am till 2pm, and all are most welcome. A donation of a gold coin is always most gratefully received and helps keeps the various projects operating

We have a number of restored fire appliances currently on show, dating from 1913 through till the mid 1980s. Others are in storage due space constraints

First Fire Station

First Fire Station

Local Canberran, Ann Mills did an extensive amount of research a few years ago at the National Archives and followed a few threads to find the following information about the location of Canberra’s first fire station.

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