I visited The Houston Fire Museum after I found it on some obscure list of things to do in Houston. I bet not many in town even know of its’ existence.
Everybody loves Firemen. Women think they’re Heroes and Sexy. Men and boys want to be one and the Fire Fighters I know are very cool individuals.
The Fire Museum is actually in the first paid fire station in Houston.
It was built in 1898 and opened in 1899.
This old truck was in remarkable condition. It’s a 1937 Chevrolet.
Not much by way of an instrument panel.
This pumper was pulled by the fire brigades. It’s seriously old.
Men in the Fire Brigade would pull this apparatus up to the fire and operate the hand powered pumper.
They had some old photos on the wall, so I thought you’d like to see them also. It’s great having these old pictures to see what it was like back then.
I’m glad I’m living in the era that I am.
They had a bed set up like the firemen of this station would have used.
A desk also.
Many people today would not know how to operate this phone.
There was a children’s area. They could play in this fire truck and have a great time.
The museum had hats and jackets in kid sizes, so they could dress up as firemen. Very cool.
Upstairs, they had another desk set up. This might have been the captain’s.
Something interesting to read.
They also had some old fire helmets on display.
These old shoes have seen better days.
A large banner of those who have died in the line of duty.
By the dates on the pictures, these all must be former chiefs or captains of the fire station.
The museum had lots of things to look through and purchase.
They even sold the kid’s fire helmet and jackets. A nice touch.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this look at The Houston Fire Museum.
I think there’s a few museums left to tour before I’m finished with this series.