Hose Company No. 3

Pueblo's Fire Museum

Mesa Fire Station #3

116 Broadway Ave, Pueblo, CO 81004

116 Broadway

The building at this location is the only remaining firehouse in Pueblo that housed horse-drawn fire equipment, and one of two remaining that has the famous brass pole still intact. It was “home” to the valiant men who served with the distinguished Hose Company No. 3. The building was erected in 1881 and the last fire alarm was sounded on March 9, 1979.

The building continues its fire-related service to the community through the auspices of a fire museum. A wealth of information and pictures, as well as antique fire engines, hose carts, and other memorabilia will be on display.

Upper bedroom with brass pole

Hose Co.No. 3 was built to serve the City of South Pueblo and was erected by The Masonic Association in 1881.

1891 renamed “Fire Station No.3”

“The Horses Are No More”

Pueblo’s first fire truck comes home.      Old Number One is Pueblo’s first motorized fire truck – a 1911 American LaFrance Chemical Wagon. Come in and check on the restoration progress.


1923 Chief’s Car

Donated By Little Caesar’s Pizza 2005


Museum Exhibits

  • Leather Buckets
  • Gamewell Fire Alarm System
  • Classic Presentation Trophies
  • Pompier Ladder
  • Safety Net
  • Over 500 Items
  • 200 Pictures
  • 150 Books



1875 J.B. Orman Hose Cart




Championship Belt JR Orman Hose Co 1883

Silver Gavel WB Hamilton Mayor 1891

Red Leather Captain’s Helmet

Photo Frank Smith 1890

Chief’s Bugle 2nd Place 1883

Chief’s Bugle 1890

Presented by: 

Pueblo Fire Department  

Pueblo Firefighters Historical Society International Association of Fire Fighters Local No.3

(a 501C(3) organization)


Guided Tours Available Upon Request.

Contact: Gary Micheli

(719) 553-2830

or via e-mail at:

[email protected]

Admission is by Donation


I-25   Exit 98B, 1st Street Exit   

West on 1st St, 3 blocks to Union Ave.    

Left on Union Ave. to Abriendo Ave.     

Note: Pueblo Public Library is on your left. 

Left on Abriendo Ave to Broadway Ave.

Right on Broadway Ave to 116 Broadway