The new Houston Fire Museum will be designed after the old 1904 Central Fire Station that was located at the corner of Texas and San Jacinto. The new fire museum will include a tower reminiscent of the original central station (pictured).
There will be an entry plaza, a Main Street garden and ample free parking. The “open-bay” concept will effect a street scene featuring antique apparatus bound to attract passers-by.
The facility will contain unique “hands-on” exhibits suitable for children of all ages, the first city’s facility dedicated to provide a first-class fire and life safety education for citizens of all ages. In the entry plaza will be erected a bronze statue of a firefighter at a fire (pictured) by Edd Hayes, Official Texas State Sculptor from Old Town Spring, Texas.
The new museum is intended to focus on education and prevention of life safety, unlike the old museum which focused on the historic aspects of firefighting. Plans call for having the antique equipment on the first floor and the historic artifacts from personnel on the second floor.