Learn the importance of a fire safety plan at home and how to stay safe in a fire. The fire station exhibit includes a fire engine with lights, a fire pole, child-sized firefighter jacket, a full-sized mannequin in bunker gear and more!
The St. Petersburg Fire Department became a paid force in 1907, after many years as a volunteer department. The first fire station in St. Petersburg is today the McNulty Building, (named for the department’s second Fire Chief) and is now a historic office building in the heart of downtown. This building once housed St. Petersburg’s first “fire trucks”; horse-drawn carriages. Today, St. Petersburg has 30 pieces of firefighting apparatus,12 fire stations, and a force of 310 firefighters and paramedics.
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