Welcome to Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service's Heritage and Education pages
Merseyside has a long and very proud fire heritage having been at the forefront of innovation and the introduction of new technology to firefighting for more than 180 years. It was Liverpool which put into service the world's first steam fire engine, decades before other cities.
The Service has one of the largest photographic archives held by any UK Fire Service including more than 80,000 digitised files and pictures.
We now have an Heritage and Education Centre which tells the story of firefighting on Merseyside, located at our Bridle Road headquarters in Bootle, Sefton in Merseyside. It is well worth a visit.