When you visit the museum, you will notice the plethora of fire trucks as soon as you walk in the door. Before you can check out the centuries of firefighting history and interactive activities for families of all sizes and ages, there is a short orientation video to watch that gives you a history of this family museum. A lot of the various firefighting equipment, banners, patches and vehicles around the museum have been kindly donated from fire departments throughout the Empire State as well.
|The non-descript museum entrance.|
The main gallery of the museum features lots of different fire trucks, plus plenty of banners and even a few interactive exhibits.
|All about fire hydrants.|
|Banners and an old fire truck.|
|Patches from different fire departments.|
|The main gallery is pretty spacious. There's a few dozen fire trucks in this one room.|
|Ancient Romans were among the first firefighters.|
|Some old firefighting equipment.|
|Older firefighting equipment.|
|The history of firefighting in New York State is as old as New York itself.|
|Newsham Engine from 1731, which is New York State's oldest authenticated fire engine.|
|Modern firefighting jacket.|
|An old pumper cart.|
|Antique leather bucket truck.|
Sources and Links:
FASNY Museum of Firefighting - FASNY Museum of Firefighting
FASNY Museum of Firefighting - Our History
Firemen's Association of the State of New York - History
FireDex - FASNY Museum of Firefighting
Flickr/Doug Kerr - FASNY Museum of Firefighting (entire photo collection)
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February 12, 2018 - Original article posted to Unlocking New York.
August 24, 2021 - Article transferred from Unlocking New York to Gribblenation.