The New York City Fire Museum occupies a renovated 1904 Beaux-Arts firehouse built for Engine Company 30. Permanent and temporary exhibitions document the evolution of firefighting technology, beginning with the early bucket brigades, and depict the traditions and romantic lore of firefighting.
The Museum houses fire related art and artifacts from the late 18th century to the present. Including painted leather buckets, helmets, parade hats and belts, lanterns and tools, hand pumped fire engines, horse-drawn vehicles and early motorized apparatus and also a permanent September 11th exhibit.
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