I am sure that many of you have seen the Fire Hall there to the right as you enter Main Street at the Magic Kingdom. The Fire Hall is located to the right of City Hall and across the street from the Barber Shop. The building has many items for sale related to the fire and police services. The items I have seen are tee shirts, holiday ornaments, coffee cups, trading pins, dog toys, etc. My husband is a firefighter and I often travel to Disney World without him and this seems to be the location where I typically pick him up a souvenir before heading home.
As many of you remember, the Fire Hall is very important at Disneyland in that it was the home to Walt Disney’s personal apartment. As legend has it, when Walt was working at his apartment the lamp located above the “Fire Dept.” sign would be on. As a tribute to Walt, the light remains on.
My husband’s patches are the two all the way to the right, middle row. What we found to be nice was that this display of patches was located right by the register! I mean, everyone will be seeing them, right!!! He donated these patches in February 2010. We were told that they would remain there for several weeks and then would be rotated out as new ones were brought in. I returned to Disney World in May 2010 and they remained on the wall. I was excited. But when I returned in July 2010 and they were STILL there, I was amazed! I felt like my husband was still there in the parks with me:)
So for all of you that are firefighters, this is really a neat thing to participate in! Thanks for all you do firefighters!