A firefighter demonstrating the new protective clothing at the Central Fire Station at 200 Kilmore Street.
A firefighter uses an internal wiper to clear the mist inside his new protective mask at the Central Fire Station at 200 Kilmore Street.
A firefighter wearing a rubber ammonia suit with a spark proof torch attached to the hip at the Central Fire Station at 200 Kilmore Street.
Christchurch Fire Brigade workshop supervisor, Len Bamford, testing the "snorkel" for Fire Prevention Week.
Firefighters removing LPG cylinders during a garage fire on Stanton Crescent in Hoon Hay.
Firefighters operating pumps and hoses on Colombo Street in Sydenham.
George Thompson (left) wearing the former firefighter's uniform, while Jim Philips wears the new uniform outside the Central Fire Station at 200 Kilmore Street.
Edward Campbell and director of training Lloyd Johns (right) with the camera equipment which will be used by the Christchurch Fire Brigade to capture firefighters in action to be used as part of...
Star reporter, Colin Bryant, at the top of an extension ladder on a fire engine outside the Central Fire Station at 200 Kilmore Street.
A firefighter straightening out the Japanese flag outside the Town Hall which became entangled before a royal visit.
Female volunteer firefighters at Brunner rolling out a hose. Pictured left is Nancy Wylie.
Nancy Wylie, of the Brunner volunteer firefighters driving a fire engine.
Stanley Barrett (left) in the old firefighter's uniform and David Stickings in the new waterproofed uniform outside the Central Fire Station and 200 Kilmore Street.
Firefighters using the pole at the Christchurch Central Fire Station at 178 Lichfield Street.
Lorraine Petrie, fire fighter and Waiau Station Officer. Lorraine is the first female officer in a Canterbury brigade.
Senior firefighter, Peter Rowe, on an extension ladder above Kilmore Street with Christchurch Town Hall and Parkroyal Hotel in the background towards the intersection with Durham Street.
Station Officer, Mike Bowden (left), and Senior Station Officer, Symon Stirland-Mitchell (right), demonstrate the new and old firefighting protective clothing respectively.
Di Fisher, a member of the New Brighton Volunteer Fire Brigade and the first woman firefighter in Christchurch.
Parade of vintage fire engines to mark the retirement of Fire Commissioner, F.A. Hardy, travelling along Kilmore Street near the Avon View Guest House at 208 Kilmore Street.
Firefighter, S. McNair, helps Nichola Phillips use a firehose at a demonstation at Isleworth Primary School in Bishopdale for Fire Prevention Week.
A staged car accident on Antigua Street as part of a training exercise for firefighters in using the new Jaws of Life cutting tool.
Firefighters training with breathing apparatus ahead of a training exercise in the storm water drains in Barbour Street, Woolston.
Fire officer recruits, Roy Shury and Michael Shearing at the passing out exercise at the Central Fire Station.
Firefighters demonstrating the face to face carrying method at a training exercise at the Central Fire Station at 200 Kilmore Street.