Thursday, December 29, 2005

Manston RAF Fire Station Museum

The Ministry Of Defence Fire Services Central Training Establishment (MODFSCTE) and fire station at Manston has a museum, which I only found out about today. Apparently, to book a visit, one has to telephone the volunteer curator: on 01843 823351 Ext. 6394. According to the website, “When nobody's around to answer the phone, please allow 20 rings before the answer phone kicks in.”

The email address is mailto:manstonfiremuseum@hotmail.com

I’ll try and book a visit and take some photos. The website URL is:
http://www.manstonfiremuseum.com/


Below is a short video of an exercise taking place at Manston RAF fire station involving a burning aircraft

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I remember visiting the Fire school as a boy when I was at Charles Dickens. I also remember some lad having a go on the foam spayer and whatever he did the foam came out backwards making him appear rather lathered up. I also remember visiting the firestation at Westwood. The leading fire officer took us into his office where on his desk was a tall pile of porn magazines. He said "Oh dear I wonder who left that there?" Whilst there the crew took a shout to Manston as a helicopter was having trouble landing in windy conditions and their presence was needed in case it crashed. We were left in an empty station with a pile of magazines. Great days.