Joyhouse organised a trip to the Civil Defence Heritage Gallery on 27 November 2018. We arrived at the Civil Defence Heritage Gallery at about 9:50am. We were engrossed by the spectacular building there and took a lot of pictures there.
A tall and handsome fireman expressed warm welcome to our students. With his detailed explanations, we came to understand that the Singapore Central Fire Station was built in 1908, it is the most historical fire station in Singapore which is still in operation. It offers ambulances and fire rescue services to central districts in Singapore. In 1988, it was listed as a national heritage, upon revitalisation, not only was it renewed, but its historical value was being upheld. The visit has enabled our students to understand more about the various departments of Singaporean National Defence and their according evacuation and contingency measures.
What stimulated our students most were the fire engines and the photos depicting the early fire engines. They were inspired by the evolution of fire engines and the cutting edge technology.
Our students also gained a big sense of satisfaction through their first hand experience of putting out a fire. They felt as if they were the firemen themselves! They also got to design 3D souvenirs, see the firemen uniform, helmets, badges and fire engine models. It was indeed a memorable yet rewarding experience for all of our students. They were all beaming with joy and smiles as they left the museum, looking forward to the next visit!