Emergency

Fire trucks, ambulances and emergency memorabilia, experience emergency at MOTAT! 

The Emergency Collection includes some of the first New Zealand fire-fighting technology, vehicles, and uniforms from various regions of New Zealand. There is also a small collection of photographs.  

Due to the country's rugged landscape, there is a variety of vehicles on show from the Collection each with their own unique purpose and history which tell stories of kiwi ingenuity in rescue and fire-fighting in New Zealand. 

MOTAT has one of the largest fire engine collections in the world. Learn more about the transportation, equipment and technology used to provide emergency and medical services at MOTAT.

*Please note that only selected collection items are on display. Please view our Exhibitions section to find out more about current displays.