Fire Department Member Henry Lopez visited and gifted the Parque de Bombas Firehouse with a department patch.
By Financial Secretary Lois Rizzi
November 1, 2023

The Parque de Bombas Firehouse is a historic former fire station in Ponce, Puerto Rico. It is one of Puerto Rico's most notable buildings, with some considering it "by far the most easily recognized landmark in the Island." Built in 1882, its official name was EstaciĆ³n de Bomberos de Ponce (Ponce Fire Station). After 108 years of service, the fire station closed and was converted into a museum in 1990. The building is a symbol and commemoration of the importance vested by the residents of Ponce in the service, self-denial and courage of the Ponce Firefighters Corps.