Welcome to the Museum of RAF Firefighting


PROJECT PHOENIX

Project Phoenix

Project Phoenix update May/June

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Prom transport

The Museum occasionally gets requests from friends and family for Prom and even Wedding Transport, tonight is no exception, even after attending the Lincolnshire show for the last two days, we can still provide a unique ride to the Prom in one of our Vehicles. Note:...
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Lincs Show – Alan Sunguy reunites with crash helmet

Ex RAF Firefighter Alan Sanguy on duty at the Lincolnshire County Show reunited with the crash helmet that he used to wear back in the good old days!
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Lincs Show – daughter of Trumpton creator Gordon Murray visits us

We were honoured this year by the daughter of Trumpton creator Gordon Murray visiting the stand to admire the Trumpton ride. Rose May Murray, her husband William together with their son Thomas were very impressed with the display especially as the ride is still fully...
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Lincs Show – Jennifer Rowe – Sills & Betteridge Solicitors

Jennifer Lowe from Sills & Betteridge enjoys sitting at the wheel of our DP1. Many Thanks for their continued support.
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Lincolnshire Show 2017

Another Lincolnshire show is over, the Team has enjoyed meeting everyone who came by the stand and had lots of very positive feedback and support for the Museum's future, link to Pictures of the last two days. http://firemuseum.uk/lincolnshire-show-2017/
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Work on new banners for Lincolnshire Show 21-22 June 2017

Small snippet of banners being put together for the Lincolnshire Show, the blurred out content will be published to the public during the...
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Bargain Hunt

Set your recorders or make sure you're watching BBC 1 on the 8th June at 12.15 as it will be time to go bargin hunting with the WOT1 and members of the Museum.
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Saturday 20th May 2017

This weekend's work carried out was a productive warm Saturday with a couple of sudden down pours, but didn't stop us getting a number of jobs completed. K4 Engine running K4 Bodywork paint removal continues K4 Wheelarch removal K4 streches her legs out of the yard...
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National Firefighters Memorial Day 2017

On the 4th May 2017 Warrant Officer Steve Shirley MBE (our Chairmain currently serving at RAF Waddington) organised personnel on Duty that day to observe a 1 minute silence in memory of Fire Fighters who made the ultimate sacrifice by ringing the station Bell at 1200...
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Welcome to the Museum of RAF Fire fighting, Britain’s only museum focusing on all Ministry of Defence (M.O.D) Fire Services, including Naval Air Command Fire Service, Royal Navy, Army, Defence Fire Service, Air Ministry Fire Service and also from Civilian fire brigades worldwide.

The Museum once occupied two sites; one in Kent at the former RAF station, Manston and the main collection at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire (also the current home of the Red Arrows).

In 2014 the collection was merged into one, all housed at RAF Scampton within the famous home of the Dambusters hangar 2 where the Annex houses rooms full of fire fighting related items dating back to Victorian times, a small selection of RAF fire engines are on show within the main hangar, all related to vehicle types that would have served at RAF Scampton over the years, this sits next to the attractions of the RAF Scampton Heritage Centre.  There is then the Blue Steel hangar which houses the remaining 45 Vehicles.

The museum tells the story of fire fighting from the earliest days to modern times through an ever growing collection of vehicles and artefacts.

A little known museum which will delight even those who wouldn’t think such a museum would be of interest to them.

W.O. Steve Shirley MBE

W.O. Steve Shirley MBE

Museum Founder and Owner

The Museum can trace its origins back to the time when Steve received his first fire engine model, a gift from his wife Kim on the day he graduated from the Fire School at RAF Catterick in 1983.  Since then the collection has grown at an alarming rate with a growing band of volunteers, a large collection of over 42 specialist crash tenders and fire appliances as well as thousands of other fire-fighting artefacts, there is something for everyone to explore and bring out the kid from within.  With the ability to literally reach out and touch most of our exhibits you are able to imagine what it was like to be a fire-fighter in the past as well as how modern Fire-fighting equipment compares.