The Central Fire Station Singapore

The Central Fire Station Singapore

photographed by KC Eng

The Central Fire Station Singapore

A blue sky and great morning sun lit upon the Hill Street fire station.

It was not till the late 1800s that Singapore have a proper fire brigade. The early brigades consisted of volunteers, convicts, policemen and soldiers. 

In 1888, the Municipal Commission finally took over and set up the Singapore Fire Brigade. The first purpose built fire station, Cross Street Fire Station, was completed in Jan 1891. 

It was not until the arrival of Superintendent Montague William Pett in 1904, Singapore first professional fire brigade was born. 

During World War II, the Japanese dropped bombs over Singapore, causing chaos as well as fires to break out. The station’ was then  painted with camouflage green. 

The Central Fire Station Singapore

The Central Fire Station Singapore

photographed by KC Eng

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