Central Fire Station, Singapore

Coordinates: 1°17′31.5″N 103°50′56.5″E / 1.292083°N 103.849028°E / 1.292083; 103.849028

The Central Fire Station (Chinese: 中央消防局; Malay: Balai Bomba Pusat) is the oldest existing fire station in Singapore, and is located at Hill Street in the Museum Planning Area, within the Central Area. The building currently houses the Civil Defence Heritage Gallery, the official museum of the Singapore Civil Defence Force.

Central Fire Station, Singapore
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Central Fire Station, which houses the Civil Defence Heritage Gallery
Location62 Hill Street, Singapore 179367
Built1908; 114 years ago (1908)
Governing bodyNational Heritage Board
Designated18 December 1998; 23 years ago (1998-12-18)
Reference no.41
Central Fire Station, Singapore is located in Singapore
Central Fire Station, Singapore
Location of Central Fire Station, Singapore in Singapore

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Although the Singapore Fire Service was integrated with the Singapore Civil Defence Force in 1989 and is no longer an independent entity, the Central Fire Station remains in use today.

The Civil Defence Heritage Gallery housed in Central Fire Station showcases the history of firefighting in Singapore, and reveals the developments of civil defence in Singapore from the 19th century till today.

Visitors to the heritage gallery can learn about the civil defence's progression in Singapore through the years, with displays of antique fire engines and other firefighting equipment. There are customised interactive stations for a close-up experience of what fire fighters and rescuers go through during a mission. There are also tours up the hose tower of the Central Fire Station, which was Singapore's highest point during the 1920s.

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ReferencesEdit

  • National Heritage Board (2002), Singapore's 100 Historic Places, Archipelago Press, ISBN 981-4068-23-3

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