"Welcome to the Fire Museum of Memphis Website! The Fire Museum of Memphis, the “Premiere Interactive Fire Museum,” opened in 1998, with a two-fold mission of educating the public and preserving its rich history. The FMOM continues to provide our visitors a unique experience, whether making dreams come true for future firefighters, old and young alike, or developing a greater appreciation for the everyday heroes who risk their lives to keep our community safe."
Penny McKinney Smith, General Manager
Bio of Penny McKinney Smith:
General Manager of Fire Museum of Memphis since June, 2011. Retired from the City of Memphis, spending most of her career on the Memphis Fire Department in Fire Communications before transferring to the Memphis/Shelby County Emergency Management Agency. Received her Program Certification in Fire Administration at the University of Memphis. Under Penny’s leadership the past two and one half years, the museum has successfully attained grants and donations in excess of 1.5 million dollars, providing the museum the opportunity to develop an infrastructure for accessing the effectiveness of their Fire and Life Safety Educational Program, offered at no charge to schools in the Tri-State area, and the ability to share that information with area fire departments.