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Summer Fun Day #42: Be a fireman for a day!



Something new and fun to do every day this summer in the Hudson Valley

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The FASNY Museum of Firefighting contains the premiere collections of firefighting apparatus, equipment, gear and memorabilia in the world. What makes it a perennial family favorite, however, is the significant amount of hands-on activities. Some of the family-favorites include the Jr. Firefighter Challenge Course, Virtual Fire Truck Experience, Bucket Brigade and Creative Play on a Fire Truck.



These interactive exhibits are a great way to get your children (and whole family really) learning and having fun together. Learn about the history on the Dutch contribution to fire safety and fire fighting, complete with a miniature thatched-roof Dutch house and a well filled with balls. Learn what fun names fire companies called their trucks during the 1800's and what fire apparatus and gear came first.


Creative play is still one of the most popular activities at FASNY. Children love putting on the gear and getting into character. Take a slide down the fire pole, drive the truck, grab the water cannon, climb the ladder and save the victims. But it isn't all fun and games. Teach children the importance of "Stop, Drop and Roll" as well as many other safety and prevention procedures in the special Cabot/ McCadam Cheese Discovery Room. 



Special events are almost always family-friendly and unique at FASNY. Saturdays are SUPER with fun, family friendly programs that teach fire safety and prevention. Coming August 13th, share stories with Firefighter Jerry and help put together a giant puzzle based on the story, September 17th meet live forest animals with a local forest ranger and Smokey Bear and finally October 8th is Dalmatian Day; A special event complete with live Dalmatians, magic show, activities, games, crafts and much more.

Museum hours are 10-5 daily. Admission is $7 adults, $5 children and FREE under the age of 3.

117 Harry Howard Ave. 

Hudson, NY 12534

fasnyfiremuseum.com

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Pamela is the Community Liaison at Hudson Valley Parent. She resides in Dutchess County with her husband and two boys and enjoys crossing things off their bucket list each summer.






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