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.
To celebrate Latvian Firefighting museum 40-year anniversary at 6 th of September, we opened new exhibition “40 years of Latvian Firefighting museum history”. It tells stories about museum itself as well as fire depot building. From museum start until nowadays, main museum missions stays the same, to collect information and items important to firefighting and its history, to educated people especially young ones, about fire safety and safety in different dangerous situations. Museum says thanks to all people who helped our museum grow, especially all the people who gave their stuff, connected to firefighting, for our museum collection and advice how to improve our museum and of course to all our museum visitors.
Dear visitor! Today 6 th of September museum is close, sorry for the inconvenience. Yours – Latvian Fire-fighting Museum
FIRE ENGINES AND MILITARY MACHINERY, MINIATURE MODEL EXHIBITION BY SFRS RETIRED LIEUTENANT COLONEL ALEKSEJS SKADEROVS
Aleksejs Skaderovs been long time firefighter, he started on this path in 1977 when he started to work in communication division as engineer. Later in 1990’s he became, at first chief deputy, later chief of SFRS communication division. In 2006, he retired from active duty and nowadays he works in Ministry of Interior communication department. Aleksejs Skaderovs is very versatile man, with many hobbies starting from sport and traveling to constructing different miniature models, which takes a lot of skill, time, precision and knowledge about real life machinery. In this exhibition, we offer the look into fire engines of first half of last century’s as well as military machinery of Second World War. Our museum wish to Aleksejs Skaderovs good health and undying vigor, as well as new projects that could surprise our visitor in future.
Today, first day of summer, students and teachers of Ķekavas art school organized planer for new talents, in our museum. For now in our museum you can see exposition from last Ķekavas art school planer in that happened in our museum last year, but latter new works that students made today will be exhibited in September as part of exhibition to our 40 years anniversary.
Dear Visitors ! 19 Мау - Museum opened 19.00-01.00 (20 Мау); 25 Мay - Museum closed.
11.05.2018 − 01.09.2018 Last summer students form Ķekava Art school met at Latvian Firefighting museum in Riga. This gave them a possibility to interact and draw objects connected with firefighting. In summary it was a good experience that gave students new impressions and knowledge. School’s plain-air usually happens in the first week of June, when students have a chance to visit different cultural locations, for example, Latvian Firefighting museum, Botanic garden, and Latvian open-air museum, Railway History museum to explore and to put their emotions and creativity on paper. Ķekavas art school with 260 students is one of the largest in Latvia. School program offers 16 different lecture curses, teaching students to draw, paint, make compositions; they learn basics of photography, ceramics, textiles, graphics, computer graphics, animations and design. In this creative excursion participated the most experienced students led by teachers – Elīnas Plūme, Zīle Ozoliņa-Šneidere, Liene Ratnika, Iveta Šveisberga un Signe Kalēja. Ķekavas art school’s students and teachers hope this exhibition will be enjoyable and will give positive emotions to visitors. Latvian Firefighting museum is always happy to support children in their studies and road to improvements.