Six themes comprise this gallery that follows the process of fire. Communicating Fire – discusses how fire has been communicated through time from pulling alarm boxes and telegraph, to dialing zero and calling 911 today; Personal Protective Tools and Equipment – display of bunking gear, helmets, boots, and firefighting tools; Fire Apparatus – display of hand pulled, horse pulled and motorized fire trucks and engines; Fire Suppression - discussion of methods used to extinguish fire through water and chemicals; Other Duties – discusses other life safety tasks that firefighters perform; and an interpretation of the History of Station No. 1.
Follow the firefighters boot prints through the gallery to interact with the hands-on activities. Fire Safety Stops explore the exhibit themes on a child’s level and teach important fire prevention lessons in a fun, non-threatening manner. Activities include a 911 teaching phone, child size firefighting gear, children’s pole and fire truck, and a touch cart full of real firefighting tools.
Discount Tire Company Educational Center shows a variety of videos on demand.The Museum Tour DVD is playing on a rotating basis.
Three themes comprise this gallery: firefighter training, Denver’s fires and living quarters at Station No. 1. Visitors learn of the rigors of becoming a firefighter; the large fires in Denver’s history; and tour the living quarters - dorm room, officer’s quarters, locker room, bathroom, and family room.
Please check out these temporary exhibits on the 2nd floor. More information on these can be found on the Special Exhibits page.