Erandwane Fire Museum, or Keshavrao Jagtap Museum, is a two-story museum located in Erandwane, and is dedicated to the fire and rescue legacy of India. It derives inspiration from London’s Fire Brigade Museum, and has a massive collection of equipment, pictures, and objects. The project of building a museum like this one had been underway since 2001, but was realised when a Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) corporator, Anila Rane, gave  ₹1.40 crores to be utilised towards the development of the museum.

On the ground floor, it houses a famous Rolls-Royce fire truck that was used during the 1961 Panshet Dam rescue operations. The vehicle was used actively between 1956 to 1990 and is still well-maintained. The first floor has a collection of equipment such as ladders, nozzles, and different types of monitors used for water spraying. It also has an array of helmets including the big black helmets worn during the British Raj.

The legacies of various firefighters can also be traced by looking at their suits displayed on the same floor, which have evolved due to the technological advancements. It also houses a display of various knots that are used during fire rescue operations. The museum regularly holds workshops and awareness sessions for school children as well as college students. They have two fire brigades, which are used to show live demonstrations of firefighting techniques.

Category
Specialised,
Opening Days
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Public holidays
Visiting Hours
10:00 a.m. - 06:00 p.m.
Entry Fee
Not Applicable
Average Duration
1-2 hours
Getting there
The museum lies in Erandwane and is very well connected by buses, cabs and rickshaws. The closest bus stop is the Mahadev Mandir bus stop. The museum is 50 minutes from the airport and 30 minutes from Pune Junction.
Facilities
Managed by
State Government
Docent Guide
No
Person In-charge
Chairman ,
Phone
020 25468373