Explore the history of North Carolina fire fighting at the New Bern Firemen’s Museum. This museum houses a collection of early fire fighting equipment, along with rare photographs and Civil War relics. You’ll hear stories of Fire Horse Fred and learn why the Dalmation is the official fire dog. Not only is New Bern proud to be the first city in North Carolina to charter a fire company, but it was also one of the first in the nation. Plus, the city’s fire fighters hold many world records. This museum offers a distinct look into a respected piece of the city’s past.