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Disaster Central Museum - Budapest
The museum building
Address: 1105, Budapest Martinovics t├ęr 12.
Phone number: (1) 261-3586
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 7:30-16, Fri 7:30-13:30, Sat 9-16
Equipments of fire-fighting, drawings of fire-hoses, and remnants of big fires could already be seen by the visitors of private exhibitions in Hungary at the beginning of the 19th century. The material of the Fire-Fighting Museum, established in 1955, was recollected and organized following the adequate law of 1954, which voiced the protection of the technical reminiscences. continue
Permanent exhibitions
The Impulse Extinguisher
The existence of fire is older than the history of humanity. Fires in nature were extinguished by the most ancient agent: water. Throughout the history of fire-fighting several different dusts, foams, and gases served as excellent materials to distinguish fire. Still, even nowadays, and probably will be in the next millennia, most of the fires are distinguished by water. One of the equipments of extinguishing with water is the hose. continue
The Ancestor of the Respiratory Apparatus with Pressed Air
The respirator in use today which functions with condensed air was devised by K├íroly K┼Ĺszegi M├írtony (1783-1848) in 1830. The most important part of the life saving equipment was the iron flask containing pressed air which was attached to the back of its carrier. continue
Fire Alarms
The permanent exhibition which introduces the visitors to the development of fire-protection from the prehistoric age up to nowadays opened in 1957 and was renewed several times. It acquaints the visitors with the development of fire, the life and work of the early fire-fighters, and their cultural heritage. Beside the old fire-fighting equipments, the gigantic turbo-reactive extinguishing machine which was built with advanced technology can bee seen at the exhibition. continue
Hungarian Firefighter Coins
Hungarian official, jubilee, federal and several other coins and plaques beginning from the end of the 1800s are placed next to the first Hungarian fire-fighting coin. Beside the honors of the past, medals and insignia of nowadays are also presented at the exhibition. continue