Our first firefighters felt the heat

By Archivesact
Updated March 14 2022 - 12:45am, first published March 11 2022 - 1:30pm
Canberra Fire Brigade members complete a training exercise at the rear of Yarralumla House (now Government House) circa 1920s. Picture: ArchivesACT and National Archives of Australia

Fire prevention and protection activities commenced in Canberra in June 1913 when a firefighting machine was purchased for the Federal Capital Territory. The Canberra Fire Brigade was formed soon after, in August 1914, disbanded during the World War I and then re-established in the early 1920s.