NYC Fire Museum

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The New York City Fire Museum is located in the former quarters of FDNY Engine Company No. 30, a renovated 1904 fire house at 278 Spring Street between Varick and Hudson Streets in the Hudson Square neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. The museum cares for over 10,000 objects as well as an archive of records, ephemera and photographs estimated in the tens of thousands of pieces celebrating the history of the fire service and the New York City Fire Department. Examples of modern-day firefighting equipment are also on permanent display at the museum as well as a permanent memorial to the 343 members of the FDNY lost at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. In November 2015 the museum was granted an Absolute Charter by the Board of Regents of the New York State Department of Education.The museum is a charitable organization under IRS Code Section 501(c)(3).HistoryThe FDNY's original museum opened as the Fire College Museum in Long Island City in 1934. In 1959 the collection was moved to the spare bay of a working firehouse at 100 Duane Street in Manhattan, where it remained until the Home Insurance Company presented its own extensive collection of fire memorabilia to the city in 1981, making a move to larger space imperative. A new non-profit, The Friends of the New York City Fire Department Collection, was created to raise funds to renovate the former quarters of Engine Company No. 30, a 1904 Beaux-Arts firehouse on Spring Street, and in 1987, the New York City Fire Museum opened to the public. Upon granting of an Absolute Charter by the NYS Department of Education, The Friends of the New York City Fire Department Collection was merged into a new entity, the New York City Fire Museum.

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