Intrepid Museum 2019 events
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Join us in celebrating our bravest at the Intrepid Museum’s Pier 86 and enjoy a weekend of live demos, interactive displays and more from the Fire Department of the City of New York!

Firefighters, paramedics, EMTs and personnel will receive free admission to the Intrepid Museum this weekend! Family members also receive a special discount: 50% off General Admission. (Proper ID required)

Offer good for full-priced adult, youth, child or senior General Admission tickets. Family members must be accompanied by the firefighter, paramedic, EMT or personnel to receive the discount. Not valid toward group packages, memberships, All Access Pass or Space Shuttle Pavilion. Offer valid only on October 10–11, 2015 only.

 
 
 
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10
Time Event Location
10:00am - 6:00pm Pier Displays

• Fire Safety House Tours & Talks
• Apparatus Show & Tell
• FDNY Recruitment
• CPR Training Class
• Mobile Vehicle Training Demonstration
Pier 86
10:00am - 3:00pm Meet Firefighters from the 2016 FDNY Calendar Pier 86
11:00am Ceremony – Blessing of the FDNY Marine Fleet

Join the Intrepid for a formal ceremony, which includes a laying of the wreath, the blessing of the fleet, a FDNY bagpipers performance, a spectacular water display by the FDNY, and the procession of fireboats up the Hudson River.
Pier 86,Under the Concorde
12:30pm-2:00pm Tours of FDNY Fireboat 343 Pier 86
12:30pm Stokes Basket and Rope Slide Demonstration from Intrepid's Flight Deck

Firefighters secure a victim to a specialized piece of equipment, the "Stokes Basket," which keeps the victim immobile while being lowered, via ropes, to the Intrepid's pier. A Rescue Company uses ropes to slide down Intrepid from the flight deck.
Pier 86
1:00pm FDNY Emerald Society Pipes & Drums Performance

The award-winning FDNY Emerald Society Pipes & Drums will perform.
Center Stage
2:00pm Bucket Ladder Rescue Demonstration from Intrepid's Flight Deck

Firefighters from a Ladder Company rescue a victim from the flight deck by quickly raising the bucket ladder and plucking them from certain doom. The victim is placed inside the bucket for a safe return to ground.
Pier 86
2:30pm Firefighter's Personal Safety System (PSS) Demonstration

The Personal Safety System is worn by firefighters and provides a rapid means of escape from a burning building, via the window. PSS consists of a rope, a hook, a carabiner, and a descender. The system allows safe and controlled exit to a lower level.
Pier 86
3:30pm "Jaws of Life" Vehicle Extraction Demonstration and EMS Patient Treatment

Firefighters use the Hurst Tool, or the "Jaws of Life," a powerful hydraulic tool that can cut through a car's steel doors and roof, allowing rescuers to free a trapped victim. EMS personnel provide assessment and treatment of the freed victim, and once stabilized, the victim is placed on a stretcher and removed for transport.
Pier 86
 
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11
Time Event Location
10:00am - 6:00pm Pier Displays

• Fire Safety House Tours & Talks
• Apparatus Show & Tell
• FDNY Recruitment
• CPR Training Class
• Mobile Vehicle Training Demonstration
Pier 86
10:00am - 5:00pm Tours of FDNY Fireboat 343
(We apologize but FDNY Fireboat 343 will no longer be on site for this event.)
Pier 86
11:30am Bucket Ladder Rescue Demonstration from Intrepid's Flight Deck

Firefighters from a Ladder Company rescue a victim from the flight deck by quickly raising the bucket ladder and plucking them from certain doom. The victim is placed inside the bucket for a safe return to ground.
Pier 86
12:30pm Stokes Basket and Rope Slide Demonstration from Intrepid's Flight Deck

Firefighters secure a victim to a specialized piece of equipment, the "Stokes Basket," which keeps the victim immobile while being lowered, via ropes, to the Intrepid's pier. A Rescue Company uses ropes to slide down Intrepid from the flight deck.
Pier 86
1:30pm Firefighter's Personal Safety System (PSS) Demonstration

The Personal Safety System is worn by firefighters and provides a rapid means of escape from a burning building, via the window. PSS consists of a rope, a hook, a carabiner, and a descender. The system allows safe and controlled exit to a lower level.
Pier 86
2:00pm "Jaws of Life" Vehicle Extraction Demonstration and EMS Patient Treatment

Firefighters use the Hurst Tool, or the "Jaws of Life," a powerful hydraulic tool that can cut through a car's steel doors and roof, allowing rescuers to free a trapped victim. EMS personnel provide assessment and treatment of the freed victim, and once stabilized, the victim is placed on a stretcher and removed for transport.
Pier 86
2:30pm Stokes Basket and Rope Slide Demonstration from Intrepid's Flight Deck

Firefighters secure a victim to a specialized piece of equipment, the "Stokes Basket," which keeps the victim immobile while being lowered, via ropes, to the Intrepid's pier. A Rescue Company uses ropes to slide down Intrepid from the flight deck.
Pier 86
3:30pm HazMat Unit Contains Spill Demonstration (Weather Permitting)

Members of the elite Hazardous Materials in the Special Operations Command put on special suits and breathing masks to investigate and contain a simulated toxic spill.
Pier 86
 
All activities on the pier are free and open to the public.