PIT Safety Museum. A nice glimpse into the national emergency service past and present

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Since April 2014, Almere has a unique museum within its city limits. The PIT Safety Museum - in the middle of the modern city center of the polder city - offers a wonderful insight into the world of national security services. Visitors can ensure that a variety of activities and the operation of the ambulance, fire and police services are effective. There is also a good reason to visit the museum for lovers of classics.

Different pavilions, different themes
The regular offer in the museum includes (semi-) permanent exhibitions. These are divided over different pavilions, where various safety themes are shown and are lifelike displayed. How does a control room work. How does a fire start. How is it extinguished. When are all security services deployed? How do the fire brigade, ambulance and police deal with a major crisis. How do the police deal with serious crime? How are the security services deployed? Visitors will receive an answer to these and many other interesting questions.

Dutch heritage from a national emergency service: the Volvo 343 L. Photo: Saskia van Putten
Dutch heritage from a national emergency service: the Volvo 343 L. Photo: Saskia van Putten

A lot of attention for motorized emergency service heritage
Traffic and transport are inextricably linked to the operations of the police, fire brigade and ambulance. Over the years, the emergency services have moved in various generations of vehicles. Within the PIT Safety Museum, space has therefore been reserved for various motor vehicles from the past. The exhibition floors in the modern museum are filled with, among other things, a Fiat 127 from the National Police and the Police Beetle inextricably linked to the emergency services history. The memories of the strong arm in daily life are further fueled by, among other things, the presence of the T2 state police bus, a T2 radar control bus and the Volvo 343. These are just a few of the emergency service trophies, which are furthermore surrounded by modern equipment.

Regular exhibitions
The museum regularly organizes special exhibitions and themes. Recently, the PIT Safety Museum was devoted to the theme “flashing lights and sirens”. But even without a special exhibition, the museum initiative of the National Security Institute is definitely worth a visit.

You can find more information about the PIT Safety Museum here.

 

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