It’s never too early to teach kids about fire safety, and the lesson is even more memorable if it’s fun. This small museum’s centerpiece is a model fire truck stocked with all the emergency equipment and tools—and literal bells and whistles—of the real thing. Visitors are invited to put on firefighting gear, including the hefty and heavy coats and helmets, before they come aboard. The most striking feature might be the fire simulator, a room that replicates the look and feel of a home post-fire, complete with singed furniture, sooty floors and darkened walls. The staffers are friendly ex-firefighters, so questions are answered by experts with firsthand knowledge. Guided tours are just $6 a person for kids and adults and $2 for senior citizens.
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