There are a lot of things that will make you do such as gripping your hats tight because the next thing is to visit the Francis X Pendl Nassau County Firefighters Museum and Education Center in Uniondale. Admission and exhibits to the museum are separate charges, but the museum is located in the hangars of the Cradle of Aviation.
Despite being small from the outside, the museum turns out to be a lot bigger inside, and the exhibits are always a bit surprising. Kids, in particular, enjoyed the Nassau County Firefighters Museum and Education Center in Uniondale.
What kind of plan do you have in place in case of a disaster and do you have a place to meet in case you need to leave the house quickly? Is your house number visible and visible to all in case of a fire? Have your children been told not to hide in case of a fire? If you answered no to these questions or if you are unclear about them, please come down to Nassau County Firefighters Museum and Education Center as soon as possible. While this is a great place to spend time with your family, one visit could save a life.
In addition to offering you insight into emergency preparedness, as Nassau County Firefighters Museum and Education Center is both a museum and extensive educational center, you will have the opportunity to engage in the firsthand experience of how historical firefighting apparatuses and memorabilia were used in the past to fight fires. In addition to the Ward LaFrance Blitzlight trucks on display, there are several replica fire engines on display. There was a truck similar to this one used in the area of Manhasset between 1950 and 1970. Kids were fascinated by an exhibit of miniature Dalmatians. Dalmations make excellent companions for horses and can clear roads so that horses can move swiftly through busy streets, which is why they were traditionally used as fire dogs. As a nod to their past service, Dalmatians are still used as mascots in firehouses today.
There is a 9/11 Memorial in Nassau County dedicated to commemorating the 18 firefighters who sustained fatal injuries on 9/11. The 9/11 Memorial was inaugurated in 2011 in memory of those who lost their lives. Although this exhibition is quite somber for adults, children can still enjoy it because there are no graphic details or disturbing objects. Firefighters rescuing babies is viewed as moving and inspirational by many people.
Kids between the ages of three and five were enchanted by the interactive junior firefighter program at the Discovery Center. Following the prompts, participants are instructed to dress as firefighters, board fire trucks, and make their way to a burning house to save a little girl.
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