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Prince Rupert, Museums
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Located in downtown Prince Rupert, the Prince Rupert Fire Museum holds an amazing piece of history for Prince Rupert and the area. It is located right next-door to the current fire fall in Prince Rupert and houses some of the extensive history of fire trucks, the fire department, and even sharing part of the museum to hold history of the British Columbia police; which was a predecessor to the current Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The museum's centre-piece is a 1925 fully restored R.E.O. Speedwagon. It was in operation for 25 years from 1924-1950, and in 1985 it was restored and relocated to its current home in this museum. This was the first fire truck to use an electric starter, power lights, and even real inflatable tires! This definitely goes to show how fire trucks have progressed enormously within the last multiple decades! Simply awesome to see how they have changed! The museum is also currently in the process of restoring additional pieces, so that they may add and expand their collection for many more visitors to enjoy. The Fire Museum is a small but very interesting museum that is well worth the visit in Prince Rupert.