Cincinnati is the birthplace of Professional Firefighting. History of firefighting in Cincinnati is told in many fine exhibits, audio-visual presentations and scale model dioramas. The CFM is fun for the entire family. Bring the kids so they can: Visit our Safe House and practice life-saving fire safety skills. Slide down our real firehouse pole! See what our real firefighters look like wearing their protective gear. Run the lights and sirens in our E-One Pumper Cab! Witness some of the oldest examples of firefighting equipment in existence.