Frederick Fire & Rescue Museum Opens April 6

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photo courtesy: Frederick County Government

The Frederick County Fire & Rescue Museum will open for the 2019 season on Saturday, April 6, at 10 a.m. The museum features artifacts from every fire and rescue company in Frederick County, as well as displays highlighting the Maryland State Firemen’s Association and the Frederick County Volunteer Fire & Rescue Association.

According to a press release:

Featured items include the 1939 Ahrens-Fox pumper owned by the United Steam Fire Engine Co. No 3, the 1946 Ford pumper that formerly served the Vigilant Hose Co. and now privately owned by John Hollinger, the ornate 1893 Holloway Hose Carriage “Romeo” owned by the Independent Hose Co. No. 1, the circa 1840’s hand tub pumper “Old Lady” used by both the United Fire Co. No. 3 and the United Volunteer Fire Company of Libertytown.

Many other interesting artifacts from throughout Frederick County are also on display. One museum display room is dedicated to Frederick County Emergency Communications featuring the 1967 logbook from the first day of operation of Frederick County Central Alarm.

The Frederick County Fire & Rescue Museum, located at 300B South Seton Avenue in Emmitsburg, will be open from Noon to 4 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday from April 6 to
October 6, 2019.

Read the full press release for more information.

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