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In the city of Kiev there is one very unusual museum, and we will talk about it. But in Kiev Museum of Fire Engineering everyone can see with their own eyes how the firefighters of that time developed and what technique was used.
A few words about the history of the museum of fire equipment
The museum began to exist relatively recently - January 26, 2004 is considered the official date of its opening. The basis for the creation of the museum was 25th fire station of the city of Kiev, and the exhibits were many documents relating to the fire service, photographs and fire fighting equipment. The guides themselves proudly say that most of the equipment is still in working condition, although it has not been used for a very long time. The exhibits in this beautiful museum were going to be very difficult, often requiring expensive investments, but in the end a wonderful exposition was obtained.
Old fire fighting equipment
About the exhibits of the museum of fire equipment in Kiev
The museum presents all varieties of fire fighting equipmentthat has ever been used, ranging from horse-drawn carriages to a variety of cars. The Pearl Collection is a steam pump that was produced in the late 19th century. At that time, equipment of this level cost a lot of money, about 14 thousand rubles. Such a high cost was due to the complexity of manufacturing and the novelty of the technology. Although the unit itself, due to its characteristics, was used no more than 4-5 times a year, it was undoubtedly a serious help in the work of firefighters. Such infrequent use was explained by the fact that it took about 20 minutes to warm it up. Firefighters extinguished small buildings without him.
Even in the museum’s exposition there are a huge number of fire engines of different years of release. By the way, the mechanization of the Kiev Fire Service Museum began in 1913, and although it was moving at a slow pace, the machinery fleet was being updated. Initially, fire engines of imported production (Mercedes) were used, but already in 1924 they were replaced by ZISs, which, like all Soviet equipment, were not very convenient in operation, but they nevertheless diligently performed their work.
In conclusion, it is important to note that in addition to the exhibits themselves, guides will talk about the distinctive features Kiev fire service. One of these points is the color of the horses that were registered with the fire department. Anyone who saw a black horse carrying a fire outfit could safely say that it Lebedinsky firefighters.