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Walking Through Hoboken's History of Fire

The old Bloomfield Street station offers tours and activities for the whole family.

Celebrating the history and culture of the Hoboken firefighter, the Hoboken Fire Museum, at 213 Bloomfield St., has everything from gadgets and working engines to old uniforms and newspaper clippings.

Photos scattered throughout the museum document important fires and events and include a collection of Hoboken firemen who volunteered at the World Trade Center on Sept. 13, 2001, in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.

Founded by former Deputy Chief Bill Bergin two decades ago, the museum was once an active station, starting in 1881 and lasting about 15 years with an all-volunteer crew. Since then, it has served the police department as well as local emergency medical personnel.

The museum is open from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $2.

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