Firefighters Day at Museum Village
- July 18, 2009
Honor our Heroes in Red and
help preserve Museum Village’s unique collection of
early pumpers, steamers, ladder trucks and hose
carts while enjoying a day of games, music, and BBQ.
Host Company, South Blooming Grove, and fire
departments from across the region will be bringing
their rigs and engines, including a 1955 Ford
Engine, courtesy of the Mountain Lodge Fire
department. Kids and parents alike will enjoy games
such as hose and turn out gear races as well as
candy drops. The SUNY Orange Symphonic Band caps the
day with music with an Americana repertoire. The
print shop and black smith will be operating at full
force. The day features The Jaws of Life, a rescue
worker’s training drill. Orange County Inflatable
provides a dunk tank to raise additional funds.
Enjoy the day and help Museum Village preserve the
firehouse and the history it celebrates.
Photos from the event and a video from the
day courtesy 1st Responder Wireless News........ -click
Distinguished Visitor at
Orange County Choppers for loaning the OCFM the Fire
Bike for display. It's back home at OC Choppers now.
Built as a
tribute to the 343 New York firefighters who perished in
the attacks of September 11, 2001, the Fire Bike is one
of the most famous bikes to ever roll out of the Orange
County Choppers shop in Montgomery, New York.
Appropriately assembled of parts from across the
country, the Fire Bike is a symbol of the unity, honor,
and pride that swept the country after 911. With a gas
tank from California, a carburetor from Texas, wheels
from New Hampshire, and a swing arm from Oklahoma, the
Fire Bike is a stunning portrayal of the effects of this
fateful day on the nation. By far the focal point and
most meaningful piece of the bike is the bolt affixed
atop the gas tank; a part of history recovered by a
firefighter from the ashes of the World Trade Center.
Paul Teutul Sr. said it best when he said, “It’s not
just an Orange County chopper. It’s a New York City
chopper.” Visit them at