There’s A Fire Museum In Ohio And It’s Just As Cool As It Sounds

  • Source: Only in Your State
  • Published: 06/15/2022 12:00 AM

PHOTOS: Cleveland has a fascinating history. So many “firsts” happened right here in our city, from the first rock and roll concert to the first separation of conjoined twins. Clevelanders spearheaded innovations in the world of safety, too. Garrett Morgan, who was born in 1877, moved to Cleveland in 1895 and immediately began a career of tinkering. One of his greatest innovations was the smoke hood, which preceded the gas mask (but was significantly cheaper than the era’s oxygen masks) but still provided firefighters with an extra line of defense against suffocating smoke. The smoke hood saved lives in and beyond Greater Cleveland, but that’s just one of many helpful inventions used by brave firefighters. For the full history of firefighting, you’ll want to swing by the Western Reserve Fire Museum and Education Center in Cleveland. Check it out:


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