J. K. McAlpine (right), the Minister of Transport with Chief Fire Officer Mr L. R. Osmond inspecting firefighters at the opening of the new Central Fire Station at 200 Kilmore Street.
Firefighters lined up for inspection by the Minister of Transport at the opening of the new Central Fire Station at 200 Kilmore Street.
Members of the McNab family (from top left) Craig, Ross and Ian. Bottom, from left, Bruce, Fiona and Jack. All belong to the Sumner Volunteer Fire Brigade.
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.
Riccarton Mall manager, Ray Morris, checks the evacuation board during a drill with firefighter, Nick Downs.
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.
Firefighter, Mike D'Arcy, polishes a Merryweather steam fire engine at the Central Fire Station on Kilmore Street, ahead of the Christchurch Fire Brigade's 125th anniversary celebrations.
Chief Fire Commander, Michael Burke, with the new logo for the Christchurch Fire Brigade marking the brigades 125th anniversary
Firefighters replacing a punctured tyre on a fire engine outside the Royal George Tavern at 67 Fitzgerald Avenue.
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.
A horse drawn fire engine from 1893, on loan from the Ferrymead Trust, as part of a parade of vintage fire engines to mark the retirement of Fire Commissioner, F.A. Hardy, at the Central Fire Station...
Fire Commissioner designate, B.F. Hyland, inspects the operation watch at a recruits' passing out parade at the Christchurch Central Fire Station at 200 Kilmore Street.
Firefighters set a weatherboard house on fire in Maunsell Street, Woolston, as part of a training exercise.
Firefighter, Lionel Gage, dampening the ground surrounding the controlled burn of a fire in a weatherboard building during a training exercise.
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 from the Christchurch Metropolitan Fire Brigade, Sumner Volunteer Fire Brigade and the Forest Services high country fire fighting team, taking part in a training exercise in the rain on...
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.
N. Pickering, Chairman of the Fire Board, and Fire Chief, Frank Hardy, at a demonstration using foam at the Central Fire Station at 200 Kilmore Street.
Trainee firefighters, from left, D.S. O'Callaghan, B.J. Langdon and M.F. Logan in a storm water drain beneath Madras Street during a training exercise.