October is National Fire Prevention Month across the country. Here in Memphis, the Fire Museum of Memphis is hosting a Fire Prevention Exhibit around this year’s theme of “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen”. Unattended cooking is the #1 cause of fires in the home.

    You can bring your children into the museum so they can learn Fire Prevention and Safety from our Fire Education Experts. Patricia Belt and the Memphis Fire Dogs will be hosting an exhibit Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to talk with kids about what is and isn’t safe in the kitchen. The Memphis Fire Dogs will be available to teach kids lots of Fire Safety lessons including Stop, Drop, and Roll.

    The entire museum has a theme of Fire Prevention and Safety. We have the FedEx Fire Room where visitors can get a first-hand account of what a house fire is like, without being in danger. They can view the Fire Safety House to see what types of fire hazards are in a home. They can even drive a virtual reality fire truck to a fire. These are fun ways for kids to learn a very serious lesson about fire safety and prevention.

    Fire Prevention Week is October 4 – 10 and is the perfect time to talk with your family about fire safety. It’s also a great time to install smoke detectors in your home. Three out of every 5 home fire deaths are in homes without working smoke detectors.

    For more information call the Fire Museum of Memphis at 901-636-5650 or visit our website www.firemuseum.com

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    On Friday, November 20, 2020, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the banquet room of the Fire Museum of Memphis, we will be holding a silent auction as well as an Archive Sale. This Friday night is only open to:

    1. Red Door Members

    2. MFD Personnel

    3. MFD Retirees

    4. Fire Museum of Memphis Members (Black, Red and Gold Helmet memberships only)*

    Then on Saturday, November 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. we will open the auction and sale up to the general public. 

    We will have everything from antique fire apparatus, helmets, turnouts to framed prints, t-shirts, shoes, gifts for your favorite Firefighter, and for your future firefighter. Check back here for a list of items that will be available. Someitems will be on silent auction and others will be for immediate purchase. So be sure you come by and check it out and place your bids. 

    There will be food trucks in the courtyard where you can buy a wide variety of food items as well. 

    This is a great way to help the museum raise money for future exhibits and the up-keep of your current favorite exhibits. We will be accepting Cash and Credit only (No Checks). All items must be paid for and picked up by 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 21. If you win the bid and are not present at 3 p.m. to claim it, the bid will go to the next bidder on the list. 


    * To become a member of the museum click here. 

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  • Dear Museum Patron,

    Twenty-two years ago the Fire Museum of Memphis opened its doors. The mission was to use the historic Fire Station #1 to teach fire prevention and safety.

    Over these 22 years, the museum has aided Memphis in greatly reducing the number of deaths related to fires. Without the work done by the Fire Museum of Memphis, many more people would not be with us today.

    Hundreds of thousands of visitors have walked through the museum and learned valuable lessons including when to call 9-1-1, how to stop, drop and roll, and how to get out alive from a house fire.

    After 22 years of service, the museum needs your help to stay well preserved so that we can continue to teach fire and life safety. Buildings, like Fire Station #1, need lots of love and attention to continue to function properly.

    You can help keep this HOT attraction in Memphis up and running and saving lives. All you have to do is make a donation to our Preservation 2020 Campaign.

    We need to raise: $20,200 in 2020. Funds raised will be used to ensure the museum's buildings are in top shape to fulfill their mission.

    You will be able to go to our website: www.firemuseum.com and check on the progress of the campaign between now and December 31, 2020.


    Donate $50 and receive a Donor Lapel Pin

    Donate $100 and receive a Donor Lapel Pin and a free admission into the museum for four.


    Thank you for visiting the museum and your help in keeping it beautiful.

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The Fire Museum of Memphis has launched a fundraising campaign that includes a new commemorative brick program. The Fire Museum has begun selling engraved bricks that will be placed in the courtyard of the museum. The bricks can recognize an active or former firefighter, or they can be purchased as a memorial or honorarium. Bricks can also be purchased as a show of support for the Fire Museum or the Memphis Fire Department. For information about purchasing a brick, please go to https://fmm.engravedbricks.com/. (Note: there is no www before this web address.)  If you would like to contribute to the fundraising campaign or order a brick over the phone, please call 901-636-5650.
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