Fire has always been a problem in cities. For hundreds of years, firefighting depended on volunteers and fellow townsmen. In 1853, Cincinnati became the first US city to have a paid, professional fire department. Learn about Cincinnati’s traditional of firefighting and fire safety as you tour the Cincinnati Fire Museum.
In 1906, Engine Company #45 called 315 W Court St #1 home. In 1974, the building was placed on the National Historic Registry, and in 1980, it became the Cincinnati Fire Museum
The Fire Museum offers a look at fire fighting from 1808 to present day. Unique artifacts include a Hunneman Hand Pump and leather buckets used as fire suppression tools. There are also steam powered fire engines and examples of the tools that firefighters still use.
Discover the danger of fire and learn how to escape. Hands-on exhibits make the techniques even more memorable. You can also listen to a fire safety radio program produced in the 1940s. Tours
Most people take a self-guided tour. School groups and other can schedule a 30-minute guided tour. A school tour includes begin part of a bucket brigade and operating the Hunneman hand pumper. There is a fire truck to explore and a fire pole to slide down. Finally, they visit a Safe House to learn fire safety tips.
For Junior Firefighters, there is a birthday party package. Your 3 to 6 year old can be a firefighter for the day. Unfortunately, there are no adult firefighter-for-a-day birthday parties!
The Greater Cincinnati Firefighters Memorial Park
The Memorial Park is located at 537 Central Ave. It honors all firefighters who serve the community.
Thank you, firefighters, for working very hard to keep us safe. We are proud of Cincinnati’s role in modern firefighting.
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