The Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati
The unique firefighting history of Cincinnati can be experienced at the Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati. The museum highlights the significant contributions the city has made to the firefighting profession. Their mission is to share and celebrate the history while also providing an interesting fire-safety education experience.
The country’s first paid, professional fire department was created by law in Cincinnati in the year 1853. Its organizational plan became a model for cities across the country.
In 1906, the building that now houses the Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati was home to the Engine Company #45 Fire House. Because of this, the Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati is now included in the National Register of Historic Places.
The most important exhibit is the Safe House, which allows visitors to experience the true danger of a fire in your home. This hands-on exhibit teaches you the importance of creating an escape plan with your family and provides advice to help you safely escape your home.
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