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[Visitor Info]

All about our hands-on fire-safety exhibit in New York City's Rockefeller Center.
 
 
 

About the FireZone
Location
Hours of Operation
Fire-Simulation Presentations
Admission
Groups
Directions
Wheelchair Accessibility

About the Fire Zone

The Fire Zone is New York City's state-of-the-art fire-safety learning center.

At the Fire Zone you can learn about the power of fire. Climb on a real fire truck, try on bunker gear, meet a firefighter, feel a "hot" door, and learn to crawl through a smoke-filled hallway, even in the dark. Learn to identify hazards in your home, and help your parents make an escape plan. At the Fire Zone you'll have a first-hand experience in respecting fire and learn what to do in an emergency.

Through a variety of hands-on exhibits and multimedia presentations, visitors are immersed in a unique experience where they become part of the firefighting team. Visitors will realize they can play a major role in preventing fires and making their families safer.

At the Fire Zone, visitors are led into a Simulated Fire scene. Through real life testimonies, they learn how easily fires can start, and how quickly they can spread, and most importantly, how an escape plan could get them to safety. Visitors exit through a darkened, smoke-filled hallway to a predetermined meeting place.

The meeting place is the Empowerment Zone. Visitors are urged to take what they've learned and apply it in their own homes. Each visitor leaves with the materials necessary to eliminate fire hazards and create an escape plan for their family.

Although home fires are the leading cause of fire deaths in the nation, they are also the easiest to prevent. Studies prove there is a direct and measurable link between the delivery of fire-safety education programs and a direct reduction of fires. Programs like the Fire Zone that raise public consciousness and change unsafe behaviors can make the difference between life and death.

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Location

The FDNY Fire Zone is located at Rockefeller Center, adjacent to Radio City Music Hall. The street address is:

34 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10020

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Hours of Operation

Monday - Saturday: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

The FDNY Fire Zone is closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Easter, and July 4th. For holiday hours, please call (212) 698-4520 and press option 1.

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Fire-Simulation Presentations

A firefighter and facilitator bring groups through a multimedia fire-safety presentation every hour on the half hour, starting at 9:30 am, with a final presentation at 5:30 pm. On Sunday, presentations are given from 11:30 am - 3:30 pm.

Last entrance to the Fire-Simulation Presentation is one hour before closing. Please be advised that weekday mornings are often dedicated to schools and youth organizations. Please call (212) 698-4541 for best availability.

The Fire-Simulation Presentation is not for children under five years old.

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Admission

General admission to the FDNY Fire Zone is free.

The fee for the Fire-Safety Presentation is $6.00 for adults and children; and $2.00 for seniors (60 and over).

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Groups

Groups of 15 or more must make a reservation at least two weeks prior to visiting. Please call the FDNY Fire Zone reservation line at (212) 698-4541 to make arrangements.

A group rate of $5.00 per person applies to groups of 15 or more.

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Directions

The FDNY Fire Zone is adjacent to Radio City Music Hall at 50 Rockefeller Plaza.

By subway: Take the B, D or F subway to Rockefeller Center/50th St [B, D, F, V to 47th-50th Streets, Rockefeller Center]

By bus: M5, M6, M7 or M27/M50 buses to Rockefeller Center/50th St.

Parking: Nearby parking garages include:

  • Rockefeller Center Garage (48th St between 5th and 6th Aves)
    (212) 698-8530
  • 301 West 51st St. (corner of 51st and 8th Ave.)
    (212) 581-8490
  • 254 West 49th St. (between 7th and 8th Aves)
    (212) 581-8590
  • 201 West 48th St. (between 8th Ave. and Broadway)
    (212) 586-0665
  • 257 West 48th St. (between 6th and 7th Aves)
    (212) 262-9778
  • 148 West 48th St (between 6th and 7th Aves)
    (212) 888-7400
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Wheelchair Accessibility

The FDNY Fire Zone is fully wheelchair accessible.

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