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1961 Texas State Fair Fire Pump Races

Dallas Firefighters Museum

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Fire departments from Dallas and the surrounding areas met at the 1961 Texas State Fair to compete in Fire Pump Races. Teams vied for the title of speediest at unwinding and running the hose from the truck to the hydrant, hooking it up and spraying water through it.

The Dallas Firefighter's Museum's film collection captures a variety of activities performed by the Dallas Firefighters. While a few films focus on fire fighting and training, most feature community events such as the fair, toy repair, pump races, and even a Miss Flame pageant. The Dallas Firefighter's Museum is housed in one of the city's oldest fire stations; the building served as a working fire station from the time it was built in 1907 until 1975, when the museum took over. The museum aims to preserve the rich history of the Dallas Fire Department through exhibits and educational experiences. Visit their Website at http://www.dallasfiremusuem.com.