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New York City Fire Museum, New York City

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  • This is a very interesting museum. I visited partly to understand why Americans salute the firefighters and learn more about the history. And that part succeeded since it of course describes 9/11, but...  more »
  • Spring Street along the West Soho area of New York City Fire Museum is unique to American movie fire becomes a theme can. Old fire engine exhibition and fire of old shows. Often found in the corner of the Memorial for the first time as a New York City Fire Department 911 has a great sacrifice was.
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  • My husband and I were in the neighborhood with my 18 year old niece and 6 year old daughter. This museum is small - there are three rooms downstairs and one upstairs. They have a 9/11 section and lots...  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.