San Antonio museum tells firefighting story

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Associated Press

Posted on June 25, 2013 at 2:02 PM

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The recently opened San Antonio Fire Museum features a collection of fire trucks along with old firefighting gear, uniforms and communications devices.

The San Antonio Express-News (http://bit.ly/11JNumP ) reports that the first phase of the museum, which consists of the main exhibit and gift shop, opened May 31. The museum is located in a decommissioned fire station built in 1938 as a project of the Works Progress Administration.

A grand opening is in the works for later this summer and the second phase will include renovating the building next door for future expansion. The city leases the buildings to the San Antonio Fire Museum Society.

The San Antonio Fire Department began in 1891, and before that ran on volunteer service. The museum covers the history of the department back to 1854.

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Information from: San Antonio Express-News, http://www.mysanantonio.com

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