(Cuyahoga County) - The Western Reserve Fire Museum and Education Center, is one of downtown Cleveland’s newest attraction.
It is located across from Progressive Field, in a historic landmark building that was former Fire Station #28 and the Cleveland Fire Alarm Office and Dispatch Center which operated from 1926 until 2002.
The museum allows visitors to step back in time and explore the rich firefighting history of Northeast Ohio through our rotating exhibits and displays.
Organizers say the Fire Museum also educates the young and old in fire safety and emergency preparedness, as well as, inspire the inventors of tomorrow to develop new technologies in firefighting and fire safety.
Spokesman Paul Nelson tells Newsradio WTAM 1100, it is only through the generosity and continued support of Cleveland and Suburban firefighters, Foundations, Corporations and numerous individuals that their vision has become a reality and our first floor is now open for visitors.
They have launched a $500,000 campaign to raise funds for improvements.
While located downtown Cleveland, our Mission is to include all of the twelve counties of the “Lands of the Western Reserve” which includes: Erie, Huron, Lorain Medina, Cuyahoga, Summit, Lake, Geauga, Portage, Ashtabula, Trumbull & Mahoning.
(Photos by Ken Robinson/WTAM)
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