FRIDAY November 17th FROM 6 PM TO 9PM WE WILL BE HAVE AN OPEN HOUSE WITH FREE ADMISSION AND WINE TASTING FEATURING LOCAL WINES. THIS IS OUR DEBUT IN THE ONGOING "3RD IN THE BURG" EVENT EVERY THIRD FRIDAY OF THE MONTH. PLEASE COME OUT AND TOUR THE MUSEUM AND SAMPLE SOME GREAT WINE. ALL ARE WELCOME.
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THE REILY HOSE CO. ENGINE ROOM
Recently we acquired a 1910 Hose Cart from the Defender Fire Co. No. 3 in Berwick, Pa. The cart is prominently displayed inside the bay doors of the Engine Room.
THE BUSKEY APPARATUS ROOM
Entering the Buskey Room, above the ramp, you will see a large US Flag on display. The flag was made entirely from used fire hose by member Dan Rothermel. He and Dave Gilky also helped to hang it.
A beautiful all white 1951 "A"Model MACK 750 GPM pumper donated by the Defender Fire Co. #3 Berwick, Pa. is the new addition to our motorized apparatus collection. It joins Engine 16 and Ladder 2, and will accompany them to parades and musters we attend.
CITY OF JOHNSTOWN: GAMEWELL ALARM ROOM
The alarm room now includes the Dauphin County Fire Dispatch Console that was in service during the nuclear incident at Three Mile Island in March of 1979. This now gives the PA National Fire Museum the capability to demonstrate the transmission of a fire alarm utilizing a replica " fire watch rattle" for the sounding of an alarm in the 1700’s; visitors can "pull the box" to transmit an alarm through the Gamewell Alarm System, dating from the late 1800’s through the 1980’s; finally using electronic equipment to transmit the "tones" for a fire alarm from the 1970’s to the present.
Follow the alarms from a rattle, the pings and bells of the street corner box alarm, to the tone dispatch of recent years.
THE ROYAL GALLERY
This array of photographs gets its name by using the window frames from the former Royal Fire Co. No. 14. That building is now the headquarters of IAFF Local 428. This years display features the Harrisburg Bureau of Fire. The faces and fires of the Department are showcased in the historic window sashes.
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