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 (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 901-636-5658.

  • The Fire Museum of Memphis named a star, "Memphis Firefighters," located in the Constellation of Perseus, meaning Hero, and made the presentation at Sunday's Memorial Service, honoring our 53 fellow Memphis Firefighters who have been killed in the line of duty. Although a symbolic gesture, the star honors Memphis Firefighters both past and present. The star, “Memphis Firefighters," is registered in the International Star Registry and can be seen telescopically in the Northern Hemisphere at latitudes between plus 90 degrees and minus 35 degrees.  Somewhere out there, beneath the pale moonlight, someone's thinking of you, and loving you tonight!" 


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    The Division of Fire Services will hold its annual Memorial Service at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, October 5, 2014,  where we will remember our brothers who gave the ultimate sacrifice while serving the City of Memphis.  It is fitting and proper that we commemorate the memory of our fallen as we call each by name while the bell tolls, ensuring they will never be forgotten. 

    The Division of Fire Services Memorial Service will be held at the Fire Museum of Memphis, 118 Adams Avenue. Free metered parking along the street will be available as well as parking garages/lots nearby. Refreshments will be served after the service.

    We look forward to sharing with you on this special day, recognizing and celebrating the unique camaraderie that bind our firefighters together.  If you have any questions or concerns, please call Penny Smith, General Manager, at the Fire Museum of Memphis at 901-636-5650, or email:

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  • The Fire Museum of Memphis, “the Premiere Fire Museum,” is excited to announce a new $350,000.00 exhibit to the Fire Museum of Memphis, “Honoring Our Heroes.”

    Donated to the FMOM by native Tennessean, Darrell Lynn and his wife, Kimberly, the exhibit opened in Central Park in New York, City, on the 10th Anniversary of 9-11.  “Honoring Our Heroes” is scheduled for grand opening September 11, 2014, immediately following the Memphis Fire Department’s Memorial Service at the FMOM beginning at 8:45 AM. 

    The Fire Museum of Memphis received a $50,000.00 award from the Assisi Foundation of Memphis for the purpose of establishing a home for “Honoring Our Heroes.  The 14 foot high by 9 foot long exhibit depicts the faces of nearly 403 First Responders who gave their lives at the World Trade Center on 9-11, painted on 4 inch tiles in the shape of an American Flag.  Design 500, an award winning museum planning and design firm, created the area in the museum surrounding the exhibit, which also honors the 67 members of Tennessee Task Force One who deployed to the Pentagon in the aftermath of 9-11.

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