New Bedford Fire Museum
|New Bedford Fire Museum|
The New Bedford Fire Museum, formerly Fire Station No. 4
|Location||New Bedford, MA, USA|
Fire Station No. 4
|Location||79 S. 6th St., New Bedford, Massachusetts|
|NRHP Reference #||75000250|
|Added to NRHP||July 24, 1975|
The New Bedford Fire Museum is located in the former Fire Station No. 4 at the corner of Sixth and Bedford streets in that city in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. The red brick building, opened in 1867, was one of the oldest continuously operating fire stations in the state when it was closed in 1979. In 1975 it was added to the National Register of Historic Places as Fire Station No. 44. The museum was opened the following year.
The museum has a collection of old firefighting equipment and some old fire engines. Visitors can try on old uniforms and slide down the pole. Old city fire records dating to 1890 are available for research and review. Retired and active city firefighters act as docents.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.
- Santos, Rick (2002). "New Bedford Fire Museum". New Bedford Area Visitor Guide. rixsan.com. Retrieved 2008-07-15.
- Corey, William (1998-08-05). "Rain, rain go away: Fire Museum crumbles under leaking roof". The Standard-Times (Ottaway Community Newspapers). Retrieved 2008-07-15. "Since its opening 22 years ago, Mr. Roy and a volunteer committee of 12 have been the custodians of the museum housed in a former fire station at Bedford and Sixth streets."
- "Museums in Massachusetts". firefightinghelicopter.com. 2007. Retrieved 2008-07-15.
- "The New Bedford Fire Museum will be reopening for the summer season on July 7, 2008.". Local 841 bulletin board. International Association of Firefighters Local 841. 2008-06-17. Retrieved 2008-07-15.[dead link]
- New Bedford Fire Museum - New Bedford area guide