The Francis X. Pendl Nassau County Firefighters Museum is located inside the Cradle of Aviation Museum along Museum Row.
The Nassau County Firefighters Museum and Education Center provides a unique setting for the preservation and interpretation of our local volunteer fire services heritage via the collection, restoration, and exhibition of historic and contemporary firematic memorabilia and equipment. The visitor experience at the Center increases public appreciation and awareness of the fire services in Nassau County and stimulates volunteer recruitment in local departments.
A major goal of the Center is to educate and inform the public about fire safety and prevention and to display the proud history of volunteer firefighting in Nassau County. The Museum and Education center opened to the general public on Sunday, June 4, 2006, as the newest part of Museum Row. The Firefighters Education Center is located in the heart of Nassau County occupying a 10,000 square foot portion of the former Mitchel Field, Hangar No. 2. Now known as Museum Row, the Firefighters Museum proudly joins the Cradle of Aviation Museum, the IMAX Theater, Nunley’s Carousel and the Long Island Children’s Museum. Its public entrance is through the Reckson Visitor Center.
A café, museum store, and restrooms are conveniently located in this visitor facility.