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April 15, 2016

Today we’re taking a closer look at one of the Fire Museum’s more unique pieces: an 1898 Hale water tower, once horse-drawn, that was used in the Great Fire of Baltimore in 1904, and for more than 60 years after.

One of the changes that resulted from the progression...

February 29, 2016

Ahrens-Fox. The name alone conjures images of long, graceful fire engines, chrome gleaming in the light, water being pumped seemingly effortlessly. Often referred to as the “Rolls Royce” of fire engines, Ahrens-Fox apparatus was known for a high level of craftsmans...

January 4, 2016

What has six 1500 watt searchlights mounted on its roof, over 300 feet of extension cords, 12 outlets, 5 roll up doors, more than ten handheld spotlights, and two engines? A Floodlight Wagon! Built on a commercial Mack chassis, FL-1 served the Baltimore City Fire D...

November 23, 2015

 

     The vehicles manufactured by Mack Trucks have a long and storied history, and perhaps none are more iconic that the chain driven “Bulldog” Macks of the 1910s and 1920s. As the Mack Truck Historical Museum relates, “Mack trucks earned this nickname i...

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