Fire Fighters Memorial WallSubmitted by Frank Brennan
The establishment of a permanent memorial to those volunteer fire fighters who have lost their lives while fighting wild fires across South Australia.
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The Memorial is stage 1 in the development of the South Australian Volunteer Fire Fighters Museum complex at Naracoorte. The primary objective behind the development of the Museum complex is being able to present and preserve the history of the volunteer fire fighters and to be a conduit for the education of the wider community, particularly our youth, on the role of the volunteer fire service in South Australia since its inception as the emergency fire service in the 1940s and its evolution into the SA Country Fire Service over the past 75 years. The collection currently comprises CFS vehicles; items of fire fighting equipment; uniforms; numerous photographs and items of memorabilia - and continues to grow. The museum will provide the broader community with a chronology of the history of volunteer fire fighting in South Australia and provide an invaluable educational facility to demonstrate the many advances in fire fighting technology and equipment throughout the history of South Australia's volunteer fire fighting service through to the modern day. The Museum building will also enable appropriate housing the collection in a single location (currently housed in numerous temporary locations) that will ensure it is maintained and displayed in optimal condition.
The $50,000 from the "fundMY idea" program will allow stage 1 of our Museum complex project to come to fruition and provide a community focus and the impetus for further fund raising and community support. The SA Volunteer Fire Fighters Museum Inc (SAVFFMI) is a not-for-profit community based organisation whose primary objective is to conserve and promote the history of volunteer fire fighting in South Australia. The SAVFFMI has been very successful in amassing an historic collection of fire fighting vehicles, equipment, uniforms and memorabilia from across the whole of South Australia and we are now facing a challenge in being able to appropriately house, restore and display the collection. Funds raised by the SAVFFMI are limited and the reliance on grants, donations and partnership funding is of paramount importance to bringing the Memorial Wall and Museum complex project to fruition.
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