A Visit to the North Charleston Fire Museum

The North Charleston Fire Museum is a great place to visit in Charleston, SC. It houses 20 restored American LaFrance fire apparatus, a collection of equipment, and informative/interactive displays including some geared toward children. The apparatus and displays show how firefighting has evolved over time and other displays emphasize fire safety. If you work in public safety or have any interest in firefighting, the museum really is a must visit if you’re near or in Charleston.

1857 Button & Blake Hand Pumped Fire Engine
1886 Silsby Steam Fire Engine

1904 American LaFrance Cosmopolitan Steamer

1911 American LaFrance Type 5 Double Tank Combo
1911 American LaFrance Type 8 Roadster race car
1912 American LaFrance Metropolitan Steamer
1914 American LaFrance Type 12 Pumper
1919 Ford-American LaFrance Model T Chemical Car
1920 American LaFrance Type 75 Pump & Hose Car
1920 American LaFrance Type 40 Combination
1926 American LaFrance Type 75 Triple Combination
1929 American LaFrance Type 270 Double-Bank Service Truck
1931 American LaFrance Type 191 Pumper
1932 American LaFrance Type 245 Pumper
1935 American LaFrance 400 Series Pumper
1940 American LaFrance 500 Series Pumper
1956 American LaFrance 700 Series Pumper
1958 GMC/Pitman Manufacturing Snorkel Truck No. 1
1969 American LaFrance 900 Series Pumper
1930s Fire Station Dispatch Display
Part of the North Charleston Fire Museum’s collection of equipment and artifacts
Part of the North Charleston Fire Museum’s collection of equipment and artifacts


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