Published on: March 8th, 2014
Currently, a warehouse in San Jose, California houses a museum full of antique fire truck, but the dream is to move to an old fire station with a better location.
The 16,000 foot warehouse houses “a world class collection of antique fire apparatus, tools and equipment,” John McMillian, President of the San Jose Fire Museum, said in the video above.equipment,”
“Our goal is to move the collection into old Fire Station One in downtown San Jose. We’ve been working on this for 10 years. Today we are in the process of actually trying to purchase old fire station one,” McMillian said. “It would be unique, and it would be a destination for people.”
The $12 million project would be done in four phases, McMillian said.
Sometime in the next year or 18 months, McMillian said museum officials would like to purchase the old station, with donations they’ve received.
“If this becomes a reality, and I guarantee you it will, this will be a fire museum all the children in San Jose can come and visit throughout the year.”
Hear more from McMillian in the video above. Find out more about the San Jose Fire Museum here on its website.