The secretariat of the Provincial Committee of the Cuba Trade Workers Union (CTC), in Matanzas congratulated the collective of the Enrique Estrada Firefighters Museum for reaching today its 25th anniversary of being founded as a prestigious cultural institution.
Osmar Ramirez Ramirez, secretary general of the CTC, highlighted the imprint of the site located in a significant place of the city of Yumurina as its historic center, right in the Plaza de la Vigia, and pondered the fact that it is erected in the Firefighters Command One, which makes it a museum in the category of live.
Ramírez also saluted the firefighters, who are also celebrating their day this November 13th, and highlighted the unparalleled dedication of a force that took their heroism to the maximum expression in the sad days of the accident that occurred at the Supertanker Base in August 2022.
Precisely in the 5th of August Hall, the most recently created, pieces, monograms, awards, objects and photographs recall the gray and painful days lived by the province and the country after that fire, where several people lost their lives and whose funeral honors took place in this Museum.
In its other exhibition rooms you can appreciate objects belonging to the sanitary music band and the dispensary for poor children; original emblem of the barracks, horn and helmet related to the figure of Enrique Estrada.
There are also pieces of great patrimonial value such as the Matanzas pump, brought from New York on February 1st, 1864, the first to operate in the city, and the Lanzacabos cannon from the end of the 19th century, very useful in case of floods.
Photos: Taken from Biolexis Ballester’s Facebook page.
Written by Eva Luna Acosta Armiñán.