Tell me: who had never wanted to jump in a fire truck and honk their powerful horn? Right? We all admire and have special idolatry for everything related to fire trucks. The New York Fire Museum is an opportunity to dive deeper into this FDNY (Fire Department of New York) atmosphere.
A classic FDNY truck in the streets of New York City. Photo: @lucascompan
Start at the museum for interpretive displays and the ongoing exhibition Millions: Migrants and Millionaires aboard the Great Liners, 1900-1914. Then head to Pier 16 at John Street where several vintage vessels are docked. Take the tour of these two: the 1907 lighthouse ship Ambrose and the 1886 Wavertree, the cargo ship that is the flagship of the fleet, fresh from a 13-million-dollar restoration.
The Fire Department of the City of New York has a long history, extending back to the days of Dutch colonization. The New York City Fire Museum tells this story through our vast collection of objects and photographs. Explore this section before or after your visit to the Museum to find out more about the history and heritage of firefighting in New York City
the new york city fire museum on 278 Spring Street, soho. Photo: @lucascompan
the nYC fire museum: learn and have fun at the same time. image: google
Fire education for kids and grownups
The Museum, in conjunction with the New York City Fire Department, operates a world-class fire safety education program designed to teach participants how to prevent fires within the home and how to protect themselves and escape should a fire occur.