By Morgan Murphy
For the Opelika
The Museum of East Alabama will be opening a new police and fire department exhibit in May.
Dedicated to both Opelika’s police and fire departments, one of the exhibit’s main components is an original 1948 Ford Pumper truck that was used by the OFD for 30 years.
The exhibit will also include an original firepole, an old crank telephone and mannequins dressed in past uniforms along with many different types of fire equipment.
MEA Director Glenn Buxton said he hopes to have the exhibit finished by the third week in May.
“We are going to do a special reception and invite all the fire chiefs and police chiefs from the past to be here that day for a dedication on that day,” Buxton said.
There will be plaques from old trucks mounted and a special slideshow of pictures from the past of the two organizations.
For more information on the exhibit or updates, visit the museum at 121 S 9th St., www.eastalabama.org or their Facebook page.