Passport to Clear Lake: Fire Museum

Posted at: 07/21/2011 2:18 PM

(KAAL) - Nearly every little boy dreams of growing up a firefighter, and in Clear Lake there is the perfect place for the little kids and the big ones where they're honoring past and present fire fighters.

At the Clear Lake Fire Museum, kids can learn about being a fire fighter and see pieces of history.

Each weekend it's open and a firefighter volunteers to great guests, and teach the little ones about what it takes to fight fires.

The museum looks like a vintage station with it's shiny brass fire pole and arched doors.

The centerpiece is this 1924 pumper truck. The kids can hop on and explore it.

But right now the biggest draw by far is a piece of steel pulled from the wreckage of the World Trade Center.

Eventually this piece of steel will be placed in front of the Clear Lake Fire Department's new building right next to the museum.

The museum is open on weekends during the summer and admission is free, but donations are welcomed.