Agency VA 483
Metropolitan Fire Brigades Board
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Date Range: 1891 - 1997
 
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Provision for the establishment of the Metropolitan Fire Brigades Board and the Country Fire Brigades Board was made under the Fire Brigades Act 1890.

The first meeting of the Metropolitan Fire Brigades Board was to be held 18 March 1891 at the Melbourne Town Hall and the first meeting of the Country Fire Brigades Board was to be held 18 March 1891.

The Metropolitan Fire Brigades Board was abolished in 1997 under the Fire Authorities (Amendment) Act 1997 (No.24/1997).

The Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board (VA 4363) was named the successor in law of the Metropolitan Fire Brigades Board in s.60 of the Act.
 
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1897 - 2004 Board Meeting Minutes VPRS 18220 North Melbourne Open
1914 - 1985 Fire Reports VPRS 12634 North Melbourne Open
1985 - 1995 Fire and Emergency Incident Reports VPRS 17318 North Melbourne Open
1985 - 1995 Index to Fire and Emergency Incident Reports, Spreadsheet of Data Extracted from Australian Incident Reporting System (AIRS) VPRS 17319 Other Open
Circa 1908 - 1985 Nominal Index to Fire Reports (Microfilm copy) VPRS 12633 North Melbourne Open
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1891 - 1979 Chief Secretary's Department VA 475
1979 - 1992 Ministry for Police and Emergency Services VA 421
1992 - 1997 Department of Justice VA 3085
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1891 - 1979 Chief Secretary VRG 26
1979 - 1997 Police and Emergency Services VRG 73