Dunedin Fire Brigade Restoration Society

8 March 2011
See advertising feature in today’s ODT (print and digital editions, pages 12-14) which carries more Dunedin Fire Brigade 150th anniversary and related events information.

### ODT Online Sat, 5 Mar 2011
Restoration society rescued
By John Gibb
Cometh the hour, cometh the man.
Dunedin transport firm owner Doug Hall has stepped in, effectively, to save the Dunedin Fire Brigade Restoration Society by providing crucial storage and workshop space at Burnside, shortly before the society had to quit its previous premises.
The society is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year and the Dunedin Fire Brigade is celebrating its 150th anniversary this month, from March 11 to 13.
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### ODT Online Sat, 5 Mar 2011
Magazine: All hands to the pump
By Mark Price
Two Dunedin institutions with intertwining histories celebrate their 150th anniversaries this year. One is the Otago Daily Times and the other is the Dunedin Fire Brigade. With the help of brigade historian John Ingram, Mark Price looks back at the danger fire posed in a young, wooden Dunedin and at how the brigade came into existence.

The first fire-engine – donated by the Liverpool and London Fire and Life Insurance Company and relying totally on manpower – was delivered early in 1861 and the first meeting of the Dunedin Volunteer Fire Brigade was held on February 20, 1861.

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    ### ODT Online Thu, 10 Mar 2011
    Brigade still fired up to help
    By Hamish McNeilly
    The role of firefighters and their equipment is markedly different from 150 years ago, but the intent remains the same – to help those in need. The Dunedin Fire Brigade will celebrate its 150th jubilee this weekend, so it was an appropriate time “to reflect on how it has changed over the years”, Southern Region Fire Safety Officer Barry Gibson said yesterday.
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