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“Chief Neil and the Assistant Chase”

Firefighters Museum & Education Center
Ranked #5 of 17 things to do in Garden City
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Jericho, New York
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149 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Chief Neil and the Assistant Chase”
Reviewed January 20, 2014

Small museum, but interactive, adjacent to the Cradle of Aviation Museum. Good for young kids who get to climb on an old-fashion fire truck, as well as learn from the exhibits. I'd rate it higher, but it's a small exhibit. Certainly worth the few extra dollars to add on to the visit to Cradle of Aviation Museum.

Visited January 2014
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English first
Lido Beach, New York
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357 reviews
123 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
“Great For Kids, and Firefighters of all Ages”
Reviewed November 13, 2013

Have been on class trips here and there are vintage, as well as modern fire trucks to see, climb on to, and pretend to drive. There are firefighter's uniforms to try on, a pretend bedroom whose window you can shimmy out of onto a ladder, lots of educational info to read, and a staff that seems to really love and know their material.

Visited December 2012
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Water Mill, New York
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78 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Museum on Fire”
Reviewed September 25, 2013

A fantastic showcase of historic firetrucks. One can only imagine living in a time when the courageous firefighters fought fires with the equipment displayed at the museum.

Visited September 2013
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New York
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236 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
“Holds your attention”
Reviewed June 9, 2013

This Museum is really well thought out. As with all Museums, the docents and volunteers make it what it is, without them it would be lacking. Schools do visit but every child (and adult) that comes through gets the opportunity to learn about fire safety. They get to see the fire department trucks and equipment up close. There are interactive exhibits such as a (real) house with fire violations. The kids get the chance to see what is safe and what is not. Very nice visit.

Visited June 2013
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New York City, New York
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519 reviews
201 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
“Interesting museum”
Reviewed May 31, 2013

Great for kids and adults. Especially relevant after 911. Good for children of all ages. Even jaded teenagers find it interesting.

Visited June 2012
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