Here is a blog that is not meant to educate, although it might. It's about history, so it should inform. It's about fire engines! While we were in Charleston, SC for a business meeting, we stopped into a museum near our hotel by the airport. It had many shiny fire engines to see. It was the North Charleston and American La France Fire Museum.
There is something about old shiny things that make them appear current. These engines looked brand new and ready to roll to a fire! Said differently, these engines were impeccable. These antique fire trucks from the 1800s have been meticulously restored. The photos show horse drawn trucks with water tanks to modern ones.
I was struck by the beauty of the exhibit. It's a small but impressive and well displayed exhibit. I enjoyed the walk through the years and know that this museum would be great for kids (even old ones). I did not have the time to view the education materials but noted fire education was a focus. Worth a visit if you are in Charleston, SC.
© Dr. Baldwin H. Tom CMC, FIMC