City of Alexandria, VA
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Citizen Firefighters in Colonial Alexandria
Bring your students (K-6), scouts or other group for a fascinating program at the Friendship Firehouse Museum.
Come join the bucket brigade! As cities developed in the American colonies, fire companies were founded by citizens who were motivated by the threat of fire and a concern for their property and community. "Citizen Firefighters in Colonial Alexandria" explores how these citizen-volunteers were important in colonial Alexandria. Participants see historic equipment actually used for fighting fires by the Friendship Fire Company. They discuss colonial fire safety compared to fire safety today and, through role play, learn colonial firefighting techniques.
Educational programs can be arranged Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday 1 - 4 p.m. by appointment. To book a tour, telephone the Education Coordinator (at The Lyceum) at 703.746.4994, or email the Friendship Firehouse Museum.