VIDEO: What's the first thing you should do in the event of a fire? The New York City Fire Museum wants to teach you.
By collecting and preserving the history of the city's fire service, the museum aims to educate the public — especially children — on fire prevention and safety.
The building alone is part of history, as it's a renovated firehouse from 1904.
Walking through the museum, visitors are able to go over 10 exhibits, such as the 9/11 Memorial, tools and uniforms used on the job, and the fire-fighting apparatus.
The museum also has a temporary exhibit, which runs through August, that honors first responders for working throughout the pandemic. (Just to get an idea of the amount of calls 911 received, there were 6,527 calls placed in one day during the height of the pandemic — the highest ever.)