Forest Fire Protection

Come to the museum and…

Climb a forest fire tower and see if you can spot any new fires. The original fire towers were 80 to 100 feet tall and were built on high ground in order to have the maximum field of vision for spotting forest fires. Our 30 foot high example provides an excellent view overlooking the bushplane museum display floor.

Visit a reproduction of a forest ranger’s office, complete with a radio link to the fire tower.

Visit a reproduction of a 1940’s bush camp. Bush camps were used as temporary homes for forest firefighting crews.

View our collection of vintage fire pumps and railway speeders!

See the results from working lightning strike recorders in action.

Then visit our Wildfires 3D Theatre to participate in a modern forest fire protection response.

Fire Tower