A special expo of vintage fire fighting vehicles, dedicated to 100th anniversary of Soviet Fire Service, is bein held in Sokolniki Exhibition and Convention Center in Moscow. The expo is being held within the Oldtimer Gallery annual expo of vintage vehicles and antiques.
The jubilee exposition of fire fighting vehicles presents all preserved vehicles of Central Russia. The exposition includes inuiqe AMO-F-15 Promet fire fighting vehicles, PMG-1, PMZ-1 and PMZ-2, the only preserved fire engine on YaG-6 truck chassis, as well as post-war vehicles.
Vehicles that were not lucky to be preserved to our days can be seen at the photo exhibition named Fire Fighting, composed of rare and unique archive photos. Additionally, the exposition includes pieces of fire fighting equipment: vintage helmets, manual pumps, fire extinguishers and many other items.
The exposition will be open till 11 March 2018.
Information: Soviet Fire Service was established 100 years ago on 17 April 1918. On this day, Vladimir Lenin signed the Decree of Soviet People’s Commissars “On organizing state fire fighting measures”, which was instrumental in development of fire service in this country. The decree pointed out necessity of regular and systematic development of fire fighting measures, as well as the Decree stresset importance of fire prevention practices, necessity of fire safety regulations and instructions, and designing of fire engines. During the Great Patriotic War the fire service acted as a shield that protected settlements, military and strategic facilities against fires.