Kont (Count) Szchenyi Fire Brigade Museum

The Fire Brigade was an indispensable department of the from the 1’s first quarter to establishment of the Republic. Sultan Abdülaziz invited Hungarian Odön Szechenyi to Istanbul to establish a proper fire brigade after the big fire event occurred in 1871. As a reward for his work Odön Szechenyi was bestowed with the title “” in 1880. The museum was originally opened in 1932, but re-opened in its present building in 1992, after many objects were collected and repaired within the main Fire Brigade headquarters in Fatih . The name of Odön Szechenyi was given to museum in 1998. The museum covers the history of firefighting in Istanbul starting with the water pumpers of times, and its collection contains items such as  Davud-u Hakiki’s Pump with pergola from 1714, pumps, steam pumps and pumps from 1800’s, firefighters uniforms, fireman’s axes, leather buckets and various photographs of some major fire events.



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İtfaiye Cad. No: 9 Fatih, İstanbul
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