Digital Photograph: Lyttelton Fire Station, London Street, Lyttelton

Michael Davies
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19 Nov 2011
One landscape colour digital photograph taken on 19 November 2011 showing the Lyttelton Fire Station. The building is fenced off and unused due to earthquake damage. To the right of the photograph the front of one of the Fire Appliances and the shipping containers set up in the rear car park to provide temporary facilities can be seen.
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Following each of the major earthquakes and aftershocks the Lyttelton Volunteer Fire Brigade were a key part of the local response. Members have shared their stories of this time in the book The Brigade: Earthquake 2011: A Tribute to the Lyttelton Volunteer Fire Brigade, edited by brigade member Alastair Suren. The Fire Station was demolished in August 2012 and the brigade is making use of a temporary station made from shipping containers with a fabric roof, while a new facility is planned and built. Discussions have been held between Lyttelton Police, St John Ambulance and the Fire Service to consider a combined emergency response centre.
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