Fire Prevention Open House at the Portland Fire Museum
The City of Portland’s Fire Department, IAFF Local 740 and the Portland Veteran Firemen’s Association will host the eighth annual Fire Prevention Open House at the Portland Fire Museum October 9th. Visitors will have the opportunity to view historic films including footage from 1912 of Portland fire stream engines, check out a display of a steam engine on loan from the Manchester Fire Department, get up close to Big Red – the Big Foot Ladder Truck, and explore fire apparatus and new training equipment, the Driving Emergency Simulator and Mobile Sprinkler Alarm Trainer, outside the museum along Spring Street . At 11:30 AM, people can enjoy a performance by the Claddagh Mhor Pipe Band.
The open house is a family-friendly event. Children and parents will have the opportunity to tour the museum and learn tips on how to make their homes safer. Children will enjoy the chance to see live fire horses in the museum just as they were in the 1800’s – ready to respond from the original stalls. Visitors who wish to bring the fire horses a treat should consider carrots or apples. Fire helmets will be given to children entering the museum. Fire Prevention material will also be on hand for visitors to take home.
A suggested donation of $5 for adults and $3 for children will support continued operation of the museum. For more information, contact the Portland Fire Museum at 772-2040. The Portland Fire Museum is open to the public the first Friday of every month from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
TRAFFIC ADVISORY – Spring Street from Park Street to State Street will be closed to all vehicle traffic from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM to allow families a safe area to view the displays and enjoy the music.
When: Saturday, October 9, 2010
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:30 AM – Noon Claddagh Mhor Pipe Band performs
Where: Portland Fire Museum
157 Spring Street, Portland
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6 Deering Street | Portland, Maine 04101
207-775-2121 Office | 207-775-2122 Fax