The establishment was opened by Captain Bill and bonnie Daniels. Today, it continues to provide visitors with the excitement of firefighting history. The museum cares for a horse-drawn pumper, a beautiful brass stream-powered fire engine, fire trucks from the 1930s, and many more fire trucks and fire engines dating back 100 years. Visitors can participate in a number of hands-on activities including pumping water, operating a fire alarm telegraph system, and pretending to drive a ladder truck. During April through October, a ride in a fire truck is included with admission.