|At Historic Fire Station 3|
2100 S Ocean Ln #1404
, FL 33316
Web Address: http://www.fortlauderdalefiremuseum.org
In 1927, Fort Lauderdale constructed this beautiful Mediterranean-style fire station to show that the city was rebuilding after the devastating hurricane of 1926. Famed architect Francis Abreu created this special facility, incorporating a rotunda, chandelier, eyebrow windows, turned stone columns, wood beam ceiling, crown molding, a fireplace and a fountain. The non-profit Fire Museum team of volunteers has restored and furnished Station 3 to its original Roaring 20's look and feel.
Today, Historic Fire Station 3 showcases the architecture and furnishings of the 1920's, plus firefighting exhibits, antique fire engines, and children's fire safety videos/info/fun. Report a fire from a real fire alarm box, hook up a hose to a fire hydrant, feel how heavy firefighter's tools are, and slide a fire pole. Various fire videos can be seen, suitable to either adults or children. Hours are Sat from 9 to Noon, and Sun from Noon to 4 PM. Youth group fire safety programs are available, and the hall can be rented for special events. General admission is free, donations are appreciated. Every Day Is A Hot Day At The Fire Museum!