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….”
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.
Latvian Fire and Rescue service with its selfless work deservedly earned people’s respect and appreciation. While times goes and country’s social and political structure changes, firefighters’ main task stays the same – to give help to people in need, even if it means risking with their own life while doing it. Today Service implements state policy at fields of firefighting, fire safety, civil protection and emergency call central “112”, by doing fire and rescue service, coordinating departments, non-governmental organization, municipal firefighting groups and municipal departments. Exhibition open until May 15, 2019
Exhibition “Children’s about firefighting, rescuing and safety”
Vladimir Timofejev personal photo exhibition “Wood harmony”
Photocoverage of Aleksandrs Vinks from rescue works in supermarket „Maxima” , Riga, Priedaines Street 20 on 21 – 24 November 2013 dedicated to victims of the tragedy open in Latvian Fire-fighting Museum from 17 December 2013.
Latvian Saeima announced 17th May Day of Fire-fighters and Rescuers to honor people who risking their own lives save others in various accidents. Fire Safety and Civil Protection College senior inspector Aleksandrs Vinks has prepared an exhibition - portraits of fire-fighters and rescuers photographed in places of accidents during several years, depicting not only risks and hardships of their profession chosen but also romantics of it.