03/07/13 171 W - + 1 - 2 Raleigh Fire Museum Open This Saturday, March 9

The Raleigh Fire Museum is open this Saturday, March 9. That's our regular second-Saturday-of-the-month opening. The hours are 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Admission is free. Parking and restrooms available. Hopefully you'll see some new "we're open" signs as well. Your host on Saturday is department historian Mike Legeros, AKA Another Joker with a Blog. Swing by and talk shop! Here's a two-minute tour of the place:

The museum is located in a modular classroom at the Keeter Training Center at 105 Keeter Center Drive. Parking and restrooms are available. Admission is free. Learn more about the museum, and the group that operates it, at www.raleighfiremuseum.org.

Please note that other antique apparatus is stored elsewhere. Both the museum's 1961 American LaFrance pumper and the city's collection of antique fire apparatus is housed at at Fire Station 28 at 3500 Forestville Road. The collection includes a 1905 steamer, a 1926 American LaFrance pumper, a 1950 Mack pumper, and a 1982 Mack pumper. Visitors are welcome.

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