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Fasny Museum Of Firefighting

117 Harry Howard Avenue
518-822-1875

About Us:

The dictionary defines a museum as "a place where important things are preserved: a building or institution where objects of artistic, historical, or scientific importance and value are kept, studied, and put on display.” We, however, think of the Fasny Museum of Firefighting as much more than just that!

We want Museum visitors to explore, discover and learn. We want Museum visitors to be both enlightened and entertained by their visit to the Fasny Museum of Firefighting.

Whether you are a firefighter on a pilgrimage to the Museum for the first time, a family looking for a fascinating daytrip or a student of history whose interest has been piqued by the fire service, we strive to engage you by presenting the subject of firefighting as history, as culture, as a service to humanity, as a preventative practice and as ever-changing art and technology.



Reviews

Aaron Sloper

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Always heard about this place and never went. Until a nearby station scheduled a bus trip. So glad I went and will be attending again for sure! On top of meeting many retired firefighters in the home next door, it was the perfect trip for any firefighter and their family! Highly recommend a day trip to anyone in the business. Tons of history! If only those pieces could tell stories.

Mr. Pavone

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Friday, Nov. 10, 2017
This museum is set up for old men fascinated by firefighting equipment, not for children. Curators will busy themselves by skulking around and hissing at your children to be quiet. They'll even surprise you with a loud announcement over the PA system to, "use your inside voice". As it is, everything is mixed together making for a confusing and frustrating experience for children and exhausting for their parents. If they cared enough to make it more kid friendly they'd make a few relatively simple changes. They should take all the exhibits that the kids can touch and put them in one room. Or they could get rid of the children's exhibits and advertise the fact that small children are not welcome. They are happy to take money from you at the gift store after they harangue you and your children during your visit. But if you are middle aged with a love for firefighting history and equipment, appreciate a well curated space and can tolerate the presence of families, this is the place for you. My family and I will return when our kids have graduated from college.

Damian Markle

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Sunday, April 15, 2018
Great experience with our 4 year old son and 4 month old daughter. Not sure what most of the negative reviews are griping about but it is a museum after all and what normal kid would want to see a bunch of old stuff for anyway. Our son really liked it of course because my grand dad is a retired firefighter from Kingston and my step dad is a current assist chief over in Leeds, so when it comes to hearing stories our son is always interested. The curators also help better his experience by pointing out the activities. They are all pretty much common sense like putting out an animated fire with balls (used in place if water for obvious reasons) and then a firefighter training course wich is pretty cool for our son. Then they have a truck discovery station such means you can sit in the fire trucks and watch a t.v. while in the truck. For us it was meh, but for our son he loved it. Being that he has a crazy imagination he made it seem like he was driving so when I came time when the tv said time to output the fire he ran to the back of the truck and grabbed the hose and ran back to the front if the truck where the tv was and "pretended" to help. It was awesome to see that.

eljumbo1

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Thursday, May 10, 2018
Great experience. Love the old tricks and equipment And history of the fire department

Amanda E. Perrine

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Fantastic for kids who live fire trucks. Lots of interactive exhibits.

Fasny Museum Of Firefighting is not affiliated with AmericanTowns Media