Center City Firehouses
Walking Tour

Take a 30 minute self-guided walking tour of Center City firehouses.

Simply click this link from your phone for the mobile version of the tour. Click the links listed in the tour to learn more about the history of each site.

You’ll visit:
Old Ladder 5
Harmony/Franklin Company
Engine 1/Ladder 5
Schuylkill Hose Company
Old Engine 4

Want a printable copy of the tour? Download now.

Old City Firehouses
Walking Tour

Take a 30 minute self-guided walking tour of Old City firehouses.

You can choose how you would like to take the walking tour. There are 2 options.

1. Print out the brochure, and navigate yourself to each location using the map. Learn more about the history of the site using the QR codes listed in the brochure. See the brochure
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2. Simply click this link for the mobile version. You can click on the links listed in the walking tour to learn more about the history of the site.

Southwark/Queen Village Firehouse Walking Tour

This 60 minute self guided walking tour will take you to 8 stops.

Old Engine 11
Engine 11
Learn about Francis Johnson
Southwark Hose Company
Head House
Engine 3
Marion Hose Company
Hope Fire Company

Simply click this link for the mobile version. You can click on the links listed in the walking tour to learn more about the history of the site.

Want a printable copy of the tour? Download it now.

Fire Emergency Safety Guide
for Families with Special Needs

This brochure offers some tips to practice at home:
Remain calm.
Crawl to the door on your hands and knees when the smoke alarm goes off.
Feel the door with the back of your hand. If it’s hot, do not open it. Put something under the door to keep smoke out.
Know two means of escape from every room. What is your second way out?
Yell “Fire!” out the window to call for help.
Meet at a designated safe place away from the home.
Call 911 once you are safe outside.
Stay out once you get out.

Philadelphia Fire Department
Educator’s Guide – Grades K-2

Six lesson plans for educators. This 27-page pdf is available for download.

More Resources Online

Looking for an at-home activity for the kids? Download our coloring book.

We’ve created video content, all available on our YouTube Channel.

Museum curator and firefighter, Brian Anderson reads Fire! Fire! a children’s book written by Gail Gibbons. Museum mascot Firefighter Ben joins the fun.

Fire safety is part of our mission, Brian Anderson has recorded an important video. Are you fire aware?

And finally, who doesn’t love a sing-along? The very talented Adaeze Nwoko performs The Fire Safety Song, an original song she wrote. Get ready to sing and clap along while you learn fire safety basics.