For decades, equipment used by firefighters from the early 1800s lay rusting away in musty rooms until it was decided in 1981 ... More
Buffalo Fire Historical Society Museum
For decades, equipment used by firefighters from the early 1800s lay rusting away in musty rooms until it was decided in 1981 that these brave men should have more than dusty memories. So this fire historical museum was born. Included is an 1831 hand pumper, an 1893 parade carriage, and an early 20th-century street-corner fire alarm. One display honors a group of firefighters who lost their lives when a propane tank exploded. The museum is run by volunteers with no admission fee.
Reviews for Buffalo Fire Historical Society Museum: 3
The Most Underappreciated Museum
By A Yahoo! Contributor, 9/14/06
The Buffalo Fire Museum is by far the most inviting, upclose museum I have ever been to. It's a small building on William Street and Queen Street in the Lovejoy Section with alot of honor, pride, and history within it's walls.
The former Buffalo firemen that volunteer there time here are a font of knowledge. Unlike other museum's, they actually come up to you. They assisted me in finding out more information on relatives that were on the Department then I could have ever dreamed.
The horse stable display from old Engine 27, the old Steamer as well as the old Mack pumper, the complete firebox, the helmets, axes, scratchbuilt models by retired Chief Jack Supple, too much to take in on one day. By the way, it's free! So donate your money, buy a picture of the Edward Cotter Fireboat, something.
It's unbelievable that the Buffalo Fire Department consisted of 38 Engine Co's, 16 Ladder Co's, 2 Rescue Co's, 10 Squad Co's, 2 Fireboats, and the Airport CFR. I give the museum thumbs up to any current or retired Fire, EMS, and/or people just curious about the world of firemen.
A free museum that is truely underappreciated. The collection is extensive and facinating. It is rich in history. The staff are ex-fireman who volunteer their time and extensive knowledge enthusiastically. The children loved it and got free fire hats as they sat on top of the old trucks. They ask for a donation at the end of the tour that is richly deserved. A wonderful experience.
The Buffalo Fire Historical Society is a great place to go if your interested in the fire service, currently a firefighter/EMT, or just have a taste for history. It's an awesome site with the old pumper, apparatus, and just realizing that Buffalo at one time had 38 Engine Cos, 16 Ladder Cos, 2 Heavy Rescues, 9 Battalions. The men who volunteer there time are extremely knowledgeable and are a pleasure to talk to. I'd advise anyone and everyone to go and support them.
Also known as the Marine Midland Arena and located on the waterfront in downtown Buffalo, this is where Sabres hockey,
Bandits lacrosse, Blizzard indoor soccer, and Destroyers arena football is played. The 20,000 seat state of the art entertainment ...
This hotel is situated in a Suburban location. Conveniently located off of I 290 bordering Amherst NY, this hotel is
just 15 minutes from either the Niagara Falls or downtown Buffalo, across the street from home depot and Wal ...
Home to the Allentown Art Festival and listed on the National Register of Historic Sites, this vibrant, ethnically and lifestyle
diverse area has become a magnet in recent years for art galleries and restaurants. The area centers on Allen ...
*Terms & Conditions: Savings calculation is based on Flight + Hotel vacation package bookings for a 3 month period for 2 adults with a 2+ night length of stay compared to price of the same components if booked separately during same period. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, travel dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.