Learn About Philadelphia’s Fire Fighting History At the Fireman’s Hall Museum in Old City

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Inside the Fireman's Hall Museum in Old City.
Image via Fireman's Hall Museum Facebook.
The Fireman's Hall Museum provides guest with a look at the past, present, and future of the Philadelphia Fire Deparment.

An extensive look at Philadelphia’s firefighting history is on display at the Fireman’s Hall Museum in Old City, reports Nick Iadonisi for 6abc.

The museum also honors fallen heroes who have lost their lives while fulfilling their duties and striving to save the lives of others.

Since it was established in 1871, 305 members of the Philadelphia Fire Department have died in the line of duty. 

“There’s been a lot of sacrifice to make this experience great for all ages. To learn where we came from … to where we are today in fire safety,” said Brian Anderson, firefighter and curator at the Fireman’s Hall Museum.

The Philadelphia Fire Department opened the museum as a resource in 1967 to promote fire prevention, but as the years have gone by, it has also become a place to learn about the department’s heroism and ensure those who have lost their lives didn’t die in vain.

With self-guided tours, guests can experience the past, present, and future of firefighting in the city. 

“We keep promoting and we keep educating the particular tools that can be used to make your home fire-safe,” said Anderson. “I hope we continue to strike a chord with people.”

Read more about the Fireman’s Hall Museum and the history behind it on 6abc.

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