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OUR PLACES

Beyond the station, there are other places where we work that enable us to get to an emergency on time and with everything we need. Behind the scenes, our workshops, training facilities and administrative offices are home to technicians and professionals who are integral to preparing for that call.  

These stories will take you on a look inside the places that many MFB people call ‘home’.

There is nothing quite like working at a fire station - a place that has evolved significantly over the years.

However, there is one constant at these stations – that is the call for trucks to deploy and the sight of lights and sirens signifying that help is on its way.

Fire was a real and ever-present threat in early colonial Melbourne. Houses and businesses sprang up rapidly, often in close proximity.

Fire was a real and ever-present threat in early colonial Melbourne. Houses and businesses sprang up rapidly, often in close proximity.

MFB’s long-time base was the 1893 Eastern Hill Fire Station, situated on the corner of Victoria Parade and Gisborne Street in East Melbourne.

MFB’s long-time base was the 1893 Eastern Hill Fire Station, situated on the corner of Victoria Parade and Gisborne Street in East Melbourne.

Local residents agitated for the establishment of a local fire brigade, and by February 1875 the Footscray Volunteer Fire Brigade was born.

Local residents agitated for the establishment of a local fire brigade, and by February 1875 the Footscray Volunteer Fire Brigade was born.

The Newport Railway Workshops had their own brigade which was attending fires at the workshops and the local community from 1887.

The Newport Railway Workshops had their own brigade which was attending fires at the workshops and the local community from 1887.

The Newport Railway Workshops had their own brigade which was attending fires at the workshops and the local community from 1887.

The Newport Railway Workshops had their own brigade which was attending fires at the workshops and the local community from 1887.

A brigade was established in 1891 consisting of one fireman, his auxiliaries, a hand-pulled hose reel and a direct phone line to the central city station.

A brigade was established in 1891 consisting of one fireman, his auxiliaries, a hand-pulled hose reel and a direct phone line to the central city station.

What is now Windsor Fire Station No. 35 in the Metropolitan Fire Brigade’s “D” District has its origins in the heart of Prahran.

What is now Windsor Fire Station No. 35 in the Metropolitan Fire Brigade’s “D” District has its origins in the heart of Prahran.