Lester Naumann

Toowoomba Fire Brigade History To Be Displayed

More than a century of fire brigade history will be on show to the public with the opening of the Toowoomba Fire Brigade Museum at Highfields.

President of the Toowoomba Fire Brigade Historical Society, Lester Naumann, at the wheel of a restored fire engine
President of the Toowoomba Fire Brigade Historical Society, Lester Naumann, at the wheel of a restored fire engine being positioned in the Museum

The museum, located at Highfields Pioneer Village, will bring together a collection of 11 historic fire engines, memorabilia including uniforms, badges and patches. Also firefighting equipment, historical records including descriptions of every callout in a series of occurrences, books, and photographs.

The contents have been collected by the Toowoomba Fire Brigade Historical Society which was formed in 1978. The historical society is supported by fire brigade staff, with every Toowoomba firefighter a member, and each contributing each payday.

The Museum will be officially opened on Sunday, October 19th, at 10.30 for an 11 o’clock start by former Toowoomba fire chief, Roy Jones

10:30am            Medal Presentation & Official Opening of Fire Engine Museum
12noon               Tour of the Museum
12:30pm            Lunch- Sausage Sizzle
1:30pm               Fire Safety Talk for visiting Public
2pm                     Tour of the Ambulance Museum
2:30pm              Blacksmithing
3pm                     Horse Works
3:30pm              Billy Tea and Damper available $5 each

Toowoomba Fire Brigade Historical Museum
Highfields Pioneer Village
73 Wirraglen Rd
Highfields, QLD 4352

*The Highfields Pioneer Village covers an area of 20 acres of picturesque grounds with over 50 buildings of historic interest, pleasant surroundings and picnic facilities.

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