Exploring our city also means exploring the people that make our city safe. Last week we talked about the Austin Emergency Center, this week it's the Firefighters turn. We get to learn all about their work through the Austin Fire Museum. It is located right downtown!
Kids learn all about the history of firefighters which were initially volunteers. They also learn about the dangers of fire and how to prevent them. Bonus points for some amazing photos with their equipment and trucks. They make us feel like real firefighters!
The museum is located in the Central Fire Station No.1 and it is full of photos, and memorabilia from firefighters of Austin. All of it is very interactive. Our favorite part is trying on the uniforms and getting close to the firetruck. You can visit during the weekends from noon to 5 and by appointment any other day.