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Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade Wangaratta, Victoria

Fire station

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

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Opening Hours

By appointment only.

Entry Fee

Free entry.

Location

26 Handley Street Wangaratta Victoria

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Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

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3 Photographs of broken standpipe

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ely st
arthur clarke
len scheetz

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

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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).

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000012.3 'Len Sheetz"

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

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b.collier
1985

color photo

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Brendon Collier up at ladder against a tree trunk with a fire hose putting out a tree stump smouldering

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Brendon Collier 1985

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

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Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

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7 members standing on top of the mobile communications van (MCV) L - R - ????, Heinz Baytala, Mario Tomaino, Stuart Gobey, ????, Cyril Davidson

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No 2 (Appliance) written in pen in the centre of the back

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

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Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

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Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

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Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

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black and white photo of Jack Prendergast & Brother

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Jack Prendergast & Brother

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

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2 framed phootgraphs

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

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Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

framed certificate

'Chief Officers Certificate of Efficiency' certificate in a simple and narrow silver tone frame. Paper is slightly rusty.

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COUNTRY FIRE AUTHORITY 'Chief Officers Certificate of Efficiency' awarded to Wangaratta 1985

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

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Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

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Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

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Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

coloured framed photo - VUFBA Demonstration 1982

coloured photo of 6 running team members in front of a front mounted pumper. 1 person is crouching down and holding a hydrant, 2 sitting on either side of the bumper bar and two standing on either side

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VUFBA Demonstration 1982 Hose, Hydrant and Pumper 2nd place

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

photograph - juniors

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paul grenfell
mark brown
junior running team
1986
ely street

Black and white photograph of two Junior running team Champions.( Paul Grenfell, Mark Brown).

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Black and white photograph of two Junior running team Champions.( Paul Grenfell, Mark Brown). Photo taken at the Ely St. fire station in the meeting room in front of the concertina doors in 1986.

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

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colour photograph

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Photo showing the mangled and burnt remains of a Semi trailer - that occurred during thick fog in Glenrowan in 19??. The prime mover of the truck is facing forward , but is behind the remains of the trailer.

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Semi smash (in fog) Glenrowan 19?

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

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councillor
1960

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

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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.

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

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Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

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Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

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Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

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Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

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Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

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1985
staff
j. grenfell
s.marshal

2 black and white photos

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(.1)S/O Joe Grenfell and S/O Stewart Marshal (holding spraying hose) testing S.E.C Cherry pickers for fire fighting (.2) Testing S.E.C Cherry pickers for fire fighting use - S/O Joe Grenfell & S/O Stewart Marshal at top. 9 men standing on ground watching, 1 on back end of cherry picker truck.

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(.1) S/O Joe Grenfell S/O Stewart Marshal Testing S.E.C Cherry pickers for fire fighting 1985 (.2) Testing S.E.C Cherry pickers for fire fighting use 1985 S/O Joe Grenfell & S/O Stewart Marshal at top

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

Photograph - marching team at Swanhill

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photograph
marching team
swanhill

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.

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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

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

framed photo

framed colour photo of the auxillary members in front of the Ely St fire station doors. Description of members below the photo (but inside frame)

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L.Grenfell, J.Rosser, J. Brown, E.Graham FRONT ROW E.Savery,Secretary S.Prentice, President D.Wise, A.Norley, P.Prentergast ABSENT:

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AUXILLARY MEMBERS BACK ROW: L.Grenfell, J.Rosser, J. Brown, E.Graham FRONT ROW E.Savery,Secretary S.Prentice, President D.Wise, A.Norley, P.Prentergast ABSENT: R.Chambeyron, J. Grant, L.Hahne, L.McDonald, A.Sanders

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

Photograph

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joe grenfell
fire awareness
1985

2 black and white photos

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S/O Joe Grenfell outside K- mart Fire Prevention week - squatting down 'helping' various children to spray water out of the fire hose.

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S/O Joe Grenfell outside K- mart Fire Prevention week 1985

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

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Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta