Bangor City Hall
73 Harlow Street, Bangor, ME 04401

Phone:
207.992.4200

Business Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Hose 5 Fire Museum

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The Hose 5 Fire Museum was built in 1897 and used for close to 100 years before the replacement fire station was built on the Hogan Road. Today, the former fire station is used as a fire museum. Admission is free.

1930 McCann Pumper

While the 1930 McCann was not Bangor's first motorized fire engine it does have the distinction of never having left the City of Bangor.

1946 Jeep Willys

Following World War II, many fire departments found the rugged Jeep used by the doughboys overseas to be the perfect vehicle for fighting forest fires. The Portage Lake Fire Department outfitted this 1946 Jeep Willys with equipment to fight forest fires as well as equipment to use on structure fires. The City of Bangor had a similar Jeep with an attached trailer containing water, a booster line and reel.

1917 Garford Pumper

This 1917 Garford Pumper is Old Town Fire Department's first motorized fire engine. It is also one of only two other Garford Fire Engines still in existence today (one is in Australia).

Other items of interest in the Museum include:

  • Gamewell Fire Alarm Boxes
  • 1939 Seagrave Pumper
  • Hand Tools
  • Hand-Drawn Hose Carts
  • Antique SCBAs
  • An Original Bangor Ladder
  • Brass Poles
  • Life Net
  • Vintage Bunker Gear
  • Wooden Water Mains
  • Photos
  • Station log books

If you are looking for a Bangor Firefighters Calendar or 200th Anniversary items please visit our Hose 5 On-Line Store

 

Contact Information

Mailing Address
247 State Street, Bangor, ME 04401

Phone
207-945-3229 (leave a message)
207-992-4700

Hours of Operation
May 1st – October 31st
Saturdays 9AM – Noon

Tours
To schedule a tour outside of the normal operating hours, please call.