The Red White and Blue Fire Museum
The Breckenridge Red White and Blue Fire Museum is located in Breckenridge, Colorado, right next to the city’s Fire Department. The museum serves to honor the city’s long standing Fire Department, and houses the town’s antique fire apparatus and artifacts.
The Red White and Blue Fire Department was created in the late 1800s as a response to the constant threats of major fire that a growing city such as Breckenridge faced. The department, and the museum get their name from the original three companies that made up the department – the Red, the White, and the Blue.
Today, anyone can visit the Red, White and Blue Fire Museum and see a variety of displays from an original human-powered ladder cart, a restored horse card, and firefighting equipment and uniforms that were used by the original three companies. Visitors are also able to receive a tour of the museum by visiting the beautiful Red, White and Blue Fire Station.
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