Tallahassee, FL --June 2, 2012--
Onlookers got a chance to learn about the history of the Tallahassee Fire Department Saturday.
The Tallahassee Fire Department Museum opened its doors to visitors Saturday 6-2-12 . The museum has over 150 artifacts including helmets, air tanks, photos and more. Some date back as far as the Civil War.
"Many of the firefighters, they have family history where their fathers, grandfathers were on the fire department. And when they see the museum it rejuvenates them. It makes them proud that they're firefighters," says Maurice Majszak museum curator.
He says the museum is open to the public on weekends. Those who want to visit, can call 850-284-9227 to make an appointment.
The museum is located inside the fire department's training facility off of Municipal Way. The museum first opened to the public last year.