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Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade Wangaratta, Victoria

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26 Handley Street Wangaratta Victoria 3677 (map)
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+61 03 5721 2486

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By appointment only.

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Free entry.

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26 Handley Street Wangaratta Victoria

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Photograph - marching team at Swanhill

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

A black and white photograph of the Marching Team at Swanhill Championships 1974.

Historical information

Showing the participates of the Discipline March at the State Championships held at Swanhill in 1974. All the marchers were members of the Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade. Steven Brown is the son of Les Brown. Les Brown passed away in 2011. Peter Graham and Tom Philp went on to be long serving members of the Brigade. John Briese also was a long serving member who moved to Melbourne around 1995.

Inscriptions & Markings

Left to Right: Ian Moscrop, Tom Philp, John Spence, Peter Graham, Steven Brown, Les Brown, John Plecter, G Robinson, Bill Forge. Leader: John Briese Swanhill 1974

Photograph - R.C.H appeal

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

A black and white photograph showing Cyril Davison and two children collecting money for the Royal Children Hospital.

Historical information

Cyril Davidson (Grasshopper) was a vollunteer fire fighter who was heavily involved with both the Fire Brigade and the Royal Childrens Hospital Good Fiday appeal (RCH GFA). He passed away in 1993. In this photo Cyril is shown collecting for the RCH GFA with two children.

Inscriptions & Markings

Cyril Davidson Good Friday 1987 (12) Le dawn studios Pty Ltd, Wangaratta

Photograph

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

Black and white photogragh of a man holding a yellow (BCF) fire extinguisher.

Historical information

The man in the photo was as local identity as he was both a Wangaratta councillor and a farmer. The photo was taken at the Wangaratta Fire station in Ely Street in the 1960 - 70's. It appears that the man is either presenting or demonstrating the fire extinguisher.

Photographs

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

Black and white photograph. 2 photographs varying in angle.

Historical information

A person in an old CRE3 gas suit (fully encapsulated suit with an external breathing apparatus), doing hazmat (hazardous materials) training at Valchem during the 1970s.

Inscriptions & Markings

front cover

photograph - house fire

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

House on fire

Historical information

Old house was donated to be burnt for training - this was a way to get rid of an old building before recycling in the late 1950 s - 1960 s

Inscriptions & Markings

scratch on front upper centre about 3 cm long pin holes in corners

photographs - hazmat training

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

5 black & white photographs showing HAZMAT (Hazardous materials) training at the fire station in Ely Street.

Historical information

HAZMAT training at the back of the fire station in Ely St. 00007.1 - 1 person is in a decontamination tub (a tub to prevent any run off) wearing a gas suit (a fully enclosed suit), being rinsed off by a person using a fire hose and wearing a splash suit (a two piece suit that is open to the enviroment - but will prevent any direct splashing). There is also a person wearing a breathing apparatus (BA) in the background. 00007.2 - showing 2 people after training in gas suits sitting on the concrete with blankets around them. 00007.3 shows 1 person, after gas suit training been comforted by a person in a B.A, 1 in splashsuit tidying up the used gas suit. 00007.4 person removing gas suit with assistance of a person in a splash suit. the person at the rear in BA is about to pick up the blanket to wrap around the person who has been in the gas suit.

Inscriptions & Markings

00007.1 - '80%',

Photograph - washing hoses

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

2 black and white photographs washing hoses and trailer pump.

Historical information

Out the front of the Ely St fire station (next door to OPSM as shown in the right of the photo). photo .1: Heinz Baytayla (left), Peter Graham (hosing), (the other 2 people are unknown) are washing fire hoses, the trailer pump and its hard suction hoses (long 'pipes' at feet of Heinz) after a fire - probably a grass fire as the tanker is in the background and they are in short sleeves. photo .2: Heinz Baytayla, S/officer Farmer, Peter Graham.

Inscriptions & Markings

cleaning up S/S S/ Farmer

3 Photographs of broken standpipe

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

Black and white photograph of broken stand pipe next door to OPSM

Historical information

Water gushing from the stand pipe (used to fill the trucks with water) out the front of Ely St fire station and near the wall to OPSM (nextdoor), was backed into. The piece broken off the top of the stand pipe can just be seen on the ground to the left of the hose reel hose near the near the bricks.0007.2 is a differnt angle, 0007.3 This photograph also shows Len Scheetz (L) and Arthur Clarke (R).

Inscriptions & Markings

000012.3 'Len Sheetz"

Photographs of HAZMAT training

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

3 Black and white photographs of 6 people undergoing HAZMAT training.

Historical information

Members from left to right are: Brian Humphries,

ladies auxillary 1968-1969

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

b x w photograph of auxilary members

Historical information

photograph of Wangaratta fire brigade ladies, taken at Ely st fire station meeting room in front of window. TOP: Verna Wolfel, Pat Prendergast, Elaine Feaver, Dianne Coad, Dorothy Wise, Val Clarke. BOT: Bonnie Orchard, Marj Shultz, Joan Rosser, Dorrie Wise, Margaret Howard (not a member of auxilary).

Inscriptions & Markings

L to R Wang fire brigade ladies TOP: Verna Wolfel, Pat Prendergast, Elaine Feaver, Dianne Coad, Dorothy Wise, Val Clarke. BOT: Bonnie Orchard, Marj Shultz, Joan Rosser, Dorrie Wise, Margaret Howard.

Ladies auxillary black and white photograph

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

black and white group photograph of ladies auxillary

Historical information

photograph of ladies auxiliary taken in front of concertina doors in meeting room of Ely St fire station. BACK L - R Karen Bell, Jan Baytala, Tracey Collier, Aileen Sanders, Dorothy Wise, Gayle Humphries, Lorraine Grenfell, Dianne Mills. FRONT L-R Tess Haynes, Elaine Graham, Pat Prendegast, Sue Read, Joan Rosser, Beryl Nolan, Jean Brown.

Inscriptions & Markings

No.5 - centre

Photograph of Fire truck and 3 members

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

Black and white photograph of 3 members in front of the Mercedes fire truck for fire awareness week.

Historical information

Black and white photograph of 3 members in front of the Mercedes Benz fire truck for fire awareness week. apprx 1980. Craig Musselwhite, David stone, Trevor Wise

photograph - auxillary

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

Black and white photograph of auxiliary members eating a meal before a presentation dinner. At Ely street fire station' meeting room.

Historical information

auxiliary members eating a meal before a presentation dinner 1989 - 1991. At Ely street fire station' meeting room. L- R unknown, Dorothy Wise, Joan Rosser, Sue Kayler Thompson, Lorraine Grenfell, Elaine Graham.

photograph - auxillary members

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

Black and white photograph of auxillary members at Ely Street fire station

Historical information

Black and white photograph of auxillary members at Ely Street fire station. Taken in the meeting room in front of concertina doors. TOP L - R Karen Bell, Maxine Webb, Angela Sheetz, Dianne Mills, Sue Kayler Thompson, Linda Young, Lorraine Grenfell FRONT L - R Pat Briese, Pat Prendergast, Tess Haynes, Joan Rosser, Dorothy Wise

Inscriptions & Markings

5, Ladies auxiliary

photograph, auxillary members

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

Black and White photograph of auxillary members.

Historical information

Black and White photograph of auxillary members. Taken at Ely Street Fire Station in the meeting room in front of the concertina doors. BACK L - R Karen Bell, Maxine Webb, Dianne Mills, Dorothy Wise, Aileen Sanders, Pat Prendergast, Jean Brown, Joan Rosser FRONT L - R Tess Haynes, Jan Marshall, Gayle Humphries, Jan Baytala, Angie Scheetz, Tracey Collier

Inscriptions & Markings

No 6, Ladies auxiliary

Photograph - auxiliary

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

Black an white photograph of auxiliary members.

Historical information

Black an white photograph of auxiliary members at Ely st fire station meeting room in 1984. back row L-R: Jean Brown, Pat Briese, Pat Prendergast, Aileen Sanders, Dorothy Wise, Sharon Prentice, Annette Norley, Angela Sheetz. front row: __?__, Lyn Philp, Dianne Mills, Pat Stephens, Joan Rosser, Elaine Graham, __?__, Lorraine Grenfell.

1915 Fire Brigade framed photo

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

gold coloured frame with sepia brigade photo with 'Wangaratta Fire Brigade' 'July 1915' written underneath the men

Historical information

framed photo of Wangaratta Fire Brigade Members in July 1915

frame picture

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

simple brown frame with a certificate

Historical information

Certificate that the Wang urban fire brigade 'dodge' made it to the top of Mt Buffalo in 1978

Inscriptions & Markings

This is to certify that the 'W. F. B 1938 Dodge' made it to the top of Mt Buffalo during the Bushranger rally 1979. signed by D.S Saunders Director of National Parks (top right quarter) (illustration of winding road over the other 3/4)

framed certificate

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

certificate framed by a simple black plastic frame

Historical information

Victorian Fire Brigades Assoc. JUNIOR STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS BENDIGO 2001 Under 17 D COUPLING FOUR COMPETITORS 3rd place Travis Allen, Brendan Gordon, Erin Ryan, Andrew Ludlow

Inscriptions & Markings

Victorian Fire Brigades Assoc. JUNIOR STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS BENDIGO 2001 Under 17 D COUPLING FOUR COMPETITORS 3rd place Travis Allen, Brendan Gordon, Erin Ryan, Andrew Ludlow

framed certificate

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

Certificate of appreciation from the Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne. The certificate dated 17th September 1981, has a thicker gold border outside a thin red border inside. And in a narrow brown wooden frame.

Historical information

certificate of appreciation from the Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne to the Wangaratta Fire Brigade for their support. Signed by the President 17th September 1981. (no. 812)

framed certificate

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

blue patterned certificate framed by a narrow black plastic frame

Historical information

certificate presented to the Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade 18th October 1991, by Fire Services Museum of Victoria for the CENTENARY OF THE FIRE BRIGADES ACT 1891 - 1991.

framed certificate

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

black plastic framed certificate

Historical information

Second place in the under 17 'Marshall I competitor' (Nathan Jenson), at the Junior State Championships Bendigo 2001

framed certificate

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

narrow black plastic framed certificate

Historical information

To Wangaratta for competing at Corowa. Celebrating over 100 years of interstate competition. 5, 6 ,7th October 2001

framed certificate

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

black plastic framed certificate

Historical information

3rd place, under 17, Marshall Two Competitor (Travis Allen, Brendan Gordon), at the Junior State Championships, Bendigo 2001

framed photo

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

faded color photo of Dodge in red frame

Historical information

Colour photo - faded- of 1938 Dodge fire truck in front of Faithful St fire station PICTURE ON VICTORIAN COLLECTIONS IS COMPUTER ENHANCED COLOUR

framed photo

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

brown wooden framed photo of the staff officers

Historical information

framed colour photo of staff officers 11th December 2000. Back row - F/O Andrew Gaston, F/O Carl Stibilj, F/O Paul Scragg Front row - F/O Greg Mitchell, O/O Stewart Kreltszheim Absent - F/O Shane Sutton

framed certificate

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

narrow chrome coloured framed certificate

Historical information

Certificate to the Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade for the award of the CHEIF OFFICERS CERTIFICATE OF EFFICIENCY - 1987

framed certificate

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

certificate in a deep brown wooden frame which has a narrow gold colourer inside border

Inscriptions & Markings

VICTORIA POLICE (emblem above the words) Presented to Wangaratta C.F.A in appreciation of your contributions towards the P District Police Open Day 1988. signed by the Coordinator and the Acting chief superintendent of the P district

framed certificate

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

blue and white certificate in medium brown framed that has a very narrow gold line on the inner sides.

Inscriptions & Markings

Yarrawonga weir-Lake Mulwala Golden Anniversary Participation certificate 29/10/89

Untitled

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

Inscriptions & Markings

2 Junior running team members - holding a trophy and plaque. Standing at side of fire truck