Fire safety program offered to children


The Museum of Fire History, in conjunction with the Bristol Fire Department, has planned a fire safety program for Friday, Oct. 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Children of all ages, their families and teachers are welcome to come participate and learn about fire safety through engaging programs and activities. Along with visiting the museum and meeting real firefighters, museum guests will be able to touch a truck, and learn how to escape a burning building via the Hap Barnes Fire Safety Truck.

There also will  be games, crafts and free giveaways. Admission to this event is free for children and $5 for adults. Call (860) 585-4811 for reservations.

The Museum of Fire History was founded in 2002 with the collection of Bristol resident, Carlyle “Hap” Barnes. Mr. Barnes was the former fire commissioner of Bristol and an avid collector of fire memorabilia from around the world. Museum visitors have the opportunity to view fascinating equipment and interact with actual fire house bells, sirens and alarms. It was important to Barnes that the museum collection be accessible to everyone and we a proud to continue to carry on his mission.

The Museum of Fire History is located in the Carousel Museum building, 95 Riverside Avenue, RT 72 W, in Bristol. Hours are Wednesday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Admission is $6 adults, $5.50 seniors, $3.50 children 4-14, and $2 children 1-3. Members are free.