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New York City Fire Museum, New York City

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  • We had a great time with the discovery of this museum. Many objects and fire vehicles are presented (some are very very old). They are beautifully preserved and beautiful which is even more enjoyable. Small + we had the opportunity to talk with a gentleman and so he began to dress up old outfits of firefighter (very heavy for me!). It was very funny and really nice of her. Namely that there is a small room dedicated to the memory of the victims of September 11 firefighters. Pictures, images, objects. A lot of emotion emerges. Go there it's worth...
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  • Small museum (2 floors) with some old fire engines and fire protection equipment. Also an interesting section on 9/11. For example, you'll find clothing and fire protection equipment recovered by 9/11 and scale models of Ground Zero before, after and current situation. The entrance fee is $6. Friendly staff.
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  • A small museum but packed with information on FDNY. Staffed by friendly people. The museum showcases the old firefighting system and has a memorial on 911 (very touching).  more »
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  • Me And My Autism Son Went And He Loved It 🏤🔥🚨🚒
  • Visited yesterday and it was great. As a fireman myself it was wonderful to see how our profession was performed in the past. Keep up the good work.
  • The FDNY's original museum opened as the Fire College Museum in Long Island City in 1934. In 1959 the collection was moved to the spare bay of a working firehouse at 100 Duane Street in Manhattan, where it remained until the Home Insurance Company presented its own extensive collection of fire memorabilia to the city in 1981, making a move to larger space imperative. A new non-profit, The Friends of the New York City Fire Department Collection, was created to raise funds to renovate the former quarters of Engine Company No. 30, a 1904 Beaux-Arts firehouse on Spring Street, and in 1987, the New York City Fire Museum opened to the public. Exhibits in the museum demonstrate the changes in firefighting practices from bucket brigades to carriages to engines. The evolution of the department itself, from volunteer firefighters to municipal fire departments is also covered. The museum also houses a special memorial to the 343 members of the FDNY who lost their lives in the September 11 attacks. This memorial includes artifacts recovered from the World Trade Center site, as well as a monument commemorating each firefighter who made the Supreme Sacrifice.[1] Retired FDNY firefighters are often on hand to educate the public on firefighting history as well as to relate personal anecdotes. The museum is also very active in fire safety and prevention education and has a mock apartment highlighting fire hazards for its kindergarten though 12th-grade programs. The New York City Fire Museum attracts approximately 40,000 visitors a year. Attendance at the museum spiked to 46,000 visitors in 2002 following the September 11th attacks and has since leveled off
  • Cool fire trucks and gear. Touching videos about 9/11/01, so bring tissues.
  • Great compact museum. Moving 9/11 area.