This Saturday, October 4th, the Fire Museum celebrates it's 10th anniversary from 1pm - 5pm. Museum admission will be FREE and there are several events planned. Kids will be able to slide down a fire pole (I would have loved that but I think my shipped has sailed on that activity, at least when other people are around), play on fire trucks and watch live fire-fighting demonstrations. The museum has all kinds of interactive exhibits and a collection of antique fire engines. Some of the exhibits include:
The 1929 American LaFrance Pumper – A restored motorized fire engine used in the early 1900’s.
911 Dispatcher’s Radio – This allows children actually hear 911 calls in progress.
The Hale Water Tower – This restored piece of fire fighting apparatus was used from 1897 until 1973 to extinguish fires in multi-level buildings.
The Escape Maze – This allows children the opportunity to learn and practice how to get out of a house when there is a fire.
The Fire Museum is at 118 Adams. Visit their website for full details and a map that shows parking locations. http://www.firemuseum.com/