While for professional firefighters the job is a true vocation, for volunteers it is a passion.
This museum takes a look back at the equipment used by these heroes, with pumps that go as far back as 1732! Created in1971, it is the biggest firefighting museum in France, covering250 years of history. It is a repository of memories, with two floors displaying an impressive collection of equipment, uniforms, vehicles and more.
As the exhibition progresses, you can discover the protective clothing used by firefighters and how it was worn, while in the Souvenir room, you can admire the trophies and flags! The collection of helmets, which is one of the most beautiful and rich in France, is worth definitely worth mentioning!
In 2005, the museum was awarded the title “Musée de France” and was divided into several sections: pumps from the seventeenth century to the present day, with various types and models; small equipment items and clothing, with items for fire-extinguishing, life-saving, resuscitation, diving and more, as well as a unique collection of French and foreign helmets from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the present day (one of the biggest collections in the world); a Souvenir room with trophies and flags; the vehicle fleet: 100 vehicles dating from 1910 onward.
There is also a museum shop.