From 8 March to 8 April 2019 Fire-fighting Museum offers exhibition Anna Silabrama “Scent of Spring”. Anna Silabrama born 13 th of October 1981 in Riga. She studied in Jāņa Rozentāla Art collage after graduation she continued studies at Latvian Art academy in Painting Department. In 2007, she graduated and received master degree. Exhibition “Scent of Spring” is collection of paintings with flower theme, made by author in last couple of years. A. Silabrama tells “Beauty of flower is special even magical, it gives us visual pleasure and fills our soul with amazement and happiness. My main goal while painting is not to show what I see, but to create filling and wonder with the help of flowers sophisticated organization. Every flower has its own character, peculiarity and beauty, what gives us positive emotions and pleasure to soul. Flowers are endless source of inspiration.” In today’s world, there is more then 270000 types of flowers, each one with its unique aroma, colour and form. Flowers have huge biological importance but also they bring a touch of glamour in our everyday life. Latvian Firefighting museum wishes each exhibition visitor to receive aesthetic pleasure and dose of positive energy from this exhibition, as well as to welcome good start of incoming spring. In addition, we wish to the author of exhibition many more years with inspiration and creative success. https://www.facebook.com/anna.silabrama/ Instagram: @annasilabrama
On 5th Marchy 2019 in the Hall of Honor of Latvian Fire-fighting Museum solemn oath was taken by dispatchers of State Fire and Rescue Service regional call centers.
Poet KIKŌNES book presentation in our museum
At 18 th of February, 19.00 in our museum will happen poet KIKŌNES books “You are late” opening event. This book dedicated in memory of talented poet and playwright Kikōne (Edgars Mednis, 1984–2006), who passed away at age of 22. His work was celebrated not only by his generation poets, but also by older generation of professionals from his craft. Even in his short life his unique experimental poetry left lasting effect in Latvian literature. Before his death, Kikōne made draft of this book, but was not able to publish it. It took 13years after his death, but lastly his book has come out to public. This book contains around 150 poems made by Kikōne, some of them already known, others comes from poets personal records. This book covers all period of poets creative work, and interestingly it contains not only poems in Latvian but also in English, Russian and Latgalian languages. This book got publish thanks to literates Aleksandrs Zapoļs and Svens Kuzmins. Prosaist and friend of Kikōnes, Svens Kuzmins writes” Kikōne in real name Edgars Mednis, born 1984 in Riga, loved short but bright and eventful life. He grew up in Latgalian family,studied at Āgenskalns State Gymnasium, with excellence graduated from Riga First Gymnasium and started working as seaman. In his 22 years of life he found his place as one of brightest and free minded poet of our generation.
01 February - 03 March Latvian Firefighting museum senior specialist Georgijs Jemeļjānovs photo exhibition “The hundred years of Brīvības street” Author of exposition was introduced to photo camera at age of 12, and after that more or less never stop using it. From 1980’s to 1990’s, member of State Electrical Factory (SEF) People photo studio, active participant in studio exhibitions. In 1988, after Egon Spurs invitation, joined exhibition “One day in Ogre”, and again in 2008. Worked at Riga History museum (participated in making of 4 exhibitions) and Riga Movie Photo Audio archive, taking photos of historical events and day-to-day life to. After invitation from Pēteris Blūms worked photo materials for book “Wooden Riga” (in 2001 nominated for Book of year), and for book “Jūrmala”. Often collaborated with art historians, architects and researchers for different researches. This exposition made thanks to support of Riga city dome’s Education, Culture and Sport department, and author invaded to make this exposition by Riga city north municipally. In 1812, after false information about closing of Napoleon army, Riga city wooden suburbs was set on fire. Later in April of 1813, rebuilding started, after city plan made by Livonian Governor Filippo Paulaci. That was start of Brīvības Street. In two century’s there were many changes to street’s planning, name and purpose, but its main task staid the same- the main street of Riga. The goal of exposition is not only to show beauty and architectural styles of this important street, but also to illuminate history of this important street. February March February March
This 27 th and 29 th of November, in our museum happens contest for Riga city schools fourth-class children’s about fire safety “Watch the fire”. Contest goal is to teach young children’s, how to act in dangerous situations and about fire safety. On the first competition day, nine teams from Riga city schools competed for first place. These day winners where fourth class of Riga city 88 th Secondary School, second place went to fourth class of Riga city 34 th Secondary School and third place went to fourth class of Riga city 86 th Secondary School. Winning team of 29 th of Novembers contest was Riga city 33th Secondary School, second place went to Riga city Jāņa Poruka Secondary School, and third place to Riga city Imantas Secondary School. Contest final will take place in Fire safety and civil protection collage (Ķengaraga street 3) at 5 th of December. We wish luck and safe days to all participants and we hope that this contest helps all participants to remember how to act in dangerous situations and where to find help, if needed.
Today, 8 th of November, at our museum president of Latvian State Defence Fund “LĀČPLĒSIS” Jānis Ivars Kasparsons together with Latvian firefighting sport federations vice-president Artis Kronbergs awarded fund honorary award to Republic of Belarus Deputy Minister of Emergency Situations, Major-General Aleksandrs Šamks. For contribution to the sports development for Latvian youth and Daugava basin chemical accident consequences liquidation, as well as to celebrate his 50 year anniversary.
12.10.−12.12.2018. On October 12th 2018 Latvian Firefighting museum opens photo exhibition “Not only birds can fly” that are dedicated to 100 year anniversary of Riga Institute of Civil Aviation Engineers. This exhibition will be one of the first events for this anniversary. Aviation industry in 21 century have taken important role in world and Latvian rescue services. Planes, helicopters, drones plays large part in putting down forest fires, saving people extreme conditions and as reconnaissance of different disasters. Elena Tihomirova more than 18 years works as professional photographer, studied photo art with experienced photographers like Nikolaj Šelušenkov, Valērij Miņkov, Anatolij Karkockij, Olga Jaunzeme un Arkādij Iļuščenko. From 1997 she is an active member of Latvian Belarussian Association and Ita Kozakēviča Association of Latvian National Cultural Societies, from 2004 member of Baltic Belarussian association “Маю гонар” (My Honor). The exhibition author says: “I hope that way, how my exhibition shows sky and how earth looks from there, will inspire youth to explore sky and maybe even become pilots or flight attendants. Sky are like see without shores, only one swim can make you fall in love and eager to return….”
At 19 th of September, we received architect Jāņa Vilhelma Orleāna (1891-1986) medals, chest badges from Latvian, Lithuanian, Estonian and France firefighters unions, Baltic state firefighters union, International Firefighters association (CTIF) and unique Latvian Firefighters unions arm bands. From 1937 until 1940, he worked as Riga city Firefighters division chief. Parallel to that he was Latvian Firefighters union’s board and council member, member of Ministry of Interior Construction Department Technical council, Secretary of the Construction Board, Representative of the Architect's Association at the Arts and Crafts Chambers, department Head of Passive Air Defence and Construction Supervision of the Riga City Construction Board. In 1944, he emigrated to Germany and in 1946 he opened architectural office there. Later in 1958 he moved to USA and until 1967 worked as South Dakota state building inspector. All those items what tells story about life of Jānis VilhelmsOrleāns, we received from his son Oļģerts Orleāns and his family. We are pleased and grateful to Jānis Vilhelms Orleāns family for preserving this unique items and donating them to our museum collection.
On 12th September 2018 in the Hall of Honor of Latvian Fire-fighting Museum solemn oath was given by new dispatchers of State Fire and Rescue Service Call Center.
From 11 th of September until 11 th of October, in our museum new exhibition shown about New York World Trade Center (USA) terror attack. It tell story about how that day unfold, about experiences of firefighters, rescue workers and other involved in event.