Photo courtesy of Denver Firefighters Museum
The California fires that are currently devastating some of the most expensive real estate on the planet, are a reminder of the dedication of the men and women who put their lives in jeopardy to stop the destruction. They are firefighters, and they keep all of us safe.
In Denver, firefighters are honored at the Denver Firefighters Museum, located in an historic building at 1326 Tremont Place. On display on the first floor, are six themes that chronicle the process of a fire Firefighter's boot prints lead through the galleries to hand-on exhibits, designed to educate the public on fires.
The second floor is comprised of three themes: firefighter training, Denver’s fires and living quarters at Station No. 1. Here, the training that a firefighter must go through is vividly displayed. The training is rigorous, and designed to take the average trainee from regular girl or guy, to the skilled regions of the ultimate firefighter. It is definetely not an easy course, and sheer determination and dedication are required to get to get to the end of the line.
The third floor is for families; to teach children and adults the prevention of and serious nature of fires. There are computer kiosks, a puppet theater, a reading center, video center, and a hop scotch that teach matches and lighter safety.
The Denver Firefighters Museum is informative and fascinating, a true tribute to those who strive to keep the rest of the city safe.
For more info: Visit the Denver Firefighters Museum website.
The museum is open Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Admission: Adults $6.00
Seniors and Students $5.00
Children 12 and under $4.00.
Group Tours: Scheduled at
10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Please call for reservations and group rates.