Active police, fire, EMT and ambulance personnel will receive free admission during Safety on Sea & Shore Weekend at Mystic Seaport Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Free admission will be extended to all first responder personnel with proper identification. Family members of personnel will receive the museum's discounted group rate: adult $19; youth (ages 6 to 17) $10.50; and free for children age 5 and younger.
First Responders Weekend recognizes the work of present day emergency personnel and celebrates the people, methods, and vehicles involved in maritime rescues in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Plans for the weekend include a fire hose competition, a breeches buoy rescue demonstration, historic apparatus on display, and dog rescue demonstrations by K9 police dogs and the New England Newfoundland Dog Club.
For more information, visit www.mysticseaport.org/soss.