Friendship Firehouse Festival
|Title:||Friendship Firehouse Festival|
|Date & Time:||Sat Aug 6, 2016 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM|
|Location:||Friendship Firehouse Museum, 107 S. Alfred St. (Map This)|
|Event Details:||Stop by and see this historic Fire Apparatus on view at Friendship Firehouse and get a free Fire hat!
This year marks the 150th Anniversary of the City of Alexandria Fire Department.
Held at the historic Friendship Firehouse, the festival celebrates the special role firefighters have played throughout history, especially those of Friendship. The event will feature a collection of antique fire equipment and, courtesy of the Alexandria Fire Department, a display of modern fire trucks and apparatus. The Alexandria Red Cross and the Community Emergency Response Team will also be on hand. Other attractions include craft booths, food vendors and free birthday cake which will be served at 11 a.m.
In addition to the day’s outdoor events, festival participants will be able to experience the history of the Fire Company through a tour of the Friendship Firehouse Museum. The building was originally built as a firehouse in 1855, remodeled in 1871 and restored again in 1992 before undergoing roof and cupola repairs several years ago. There will be a variety of exhibitors of interest to all ages, food and drinks, plus the firehouse museum will be open for all to see and appreciate our forefathers efforts to protect Alexandria from fire in the 18th century. Be sure to see the old hose reel, as well as the suction pumper fire engine, both pulled by hand. Upstairs in the firehouse is the formal meeting room where business of the historic fire company was conducted.
Now a philanthropic organization focusing on fire and life safety, the Friendship Veterans Fire Engine Association remains active in community events, including this year’s Festival, which marks the 242nd anniversary of the Company.
|Contact Phone No.:||703.746.4554|
|Audience:||Anyone may attend|
|Tags:||Friendship Firehouse Museum|
For event details visit https://apps.alexandriava.gov/Calendar/?14115
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