Meet Molly the Museum Dog

Hi! My name is Molly — I am the FASNY Museum of Firefighting’s resident Dalmatian, as well as a trained and certified therapy dog. I’m named after Molly Williams, one of New York state’s very first female firefighters, who served in the early 1800s.

I help keep an eye on things at the Museum, and I love to meet the Museum’s many visitors whenever I have the chance. Dalmatians and firefighting go together like red lights and sirens — we were chosen by fire companies back in the horse-drawn days because we get along well with horses. Back then, a Dalmatian would run ahead of the horses to clear the way for them on their way to a fire scene. Today, we still serve as elegant, loyal and energetic mascots and community ambassadors for hundreds of fire companies.

You can keep up with me and all my adventures on Facebook!