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Former Tainan He Tong Building(Tainan City Fire Museum)(原台南合同廳舍)(消防史料館)

Updated:2019-05-01

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Passing through Tang Te-chang Memorial Park(湯德章紀念公園), it’s hard to miss this special building with its high tower. It is the He Tong Building (Meaning joint office building) (合同廳舍) built in the Japanese Colonial Period; the Fire-View Tower(火見樓) completed in the 1930s was the tallest structure in downtown Tainan at the time and was extremely important as most of the other buildings were made of wood. It was used to look out for fires in downtown Tainan. The fire station has the oldest fireman’s pole in all Taiwan. Coming down the pole from the third floor, with hands and legs holding onto the pole, it takes a firefighter just three seconds to reach the first floor. It is regarded as the station’s “treasure.”
Situated in the right section of the building was the space once designated for police officers, women police division and the juvenile affairs division. Later, the Fire Department   transformed the area into a fire museum that feature contents including the history of fire brigade, articles and images relating to fire safety, overview of the fire brigade’s rescue duties, the heroic firefighters, the “tremblor” and interactive experience with a VR earthquake search and rescue mission and so forth.

Information

TEL +886-6-2270334

Address , West Central Dist., Tainan City Taiwan, R.O.C

Category Historic Sites、Culture

Opening Hours Under renovation, not open to the public

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