Burnin’ Love: Larry Newsom Jr. and Engine #15 An old relic finds a new home at the Fire Museum of Memphis. by Marilyn Sadler As a child, no more than 3 years old, Larry Newsom Jr. had a passion for fire trucks. He recalls going with his father to the vehicle inspection center and seeing a […]
500 candy* filled Easter eggs will be hidden around the museum for kids to find. Easter baskets will be provided. Find one of each color egg, present it to the Easter Bunny, and get a chance to win the Grand Surprise Prize. Easter Bunny will be available for FREE pictures with the kids, that you […]
The Fire Museum of Memphis will be closed from Friday, December 23, 2022, through January 2, 2023. We will reopen on Tuesday, January 3 at 9 a.m. Orders from the gift shop and eBay sales will be shipped upon our return on January 3. We wish you a safe and happy holiday season.
December 10, 2022 - - Breakfast with Santa is an annual event at the Fire Museum of Memphis. Kids and parents have a chance to sit down with Santa and Mrs. Claus and talk about if they are on the nice or naughty list this year. Children can tell Santa what they would like for […]
Here are some frequently asked questions about Breakfast with Santa Each and every person, regardless of age, has to have a ticket to get in. Even if you do not plan on eating, you still have to have a ticket to attend the event. Breakfast will be pancakes, maple syrup, butter, scrambled eggs, biscuits, sausage, […]
FIRE MUSEUM CELEBRATING 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF NATIONAL FIRE PREVENTION MONTH
October is National Fire Prevention Month across the country. And 2022 is the 100th Anniversary of National Fire Prevention Month. Here in Memphis, the Fire Museum of Memphis is hosting a Full Room Fire Prevention Exhibit around this year’s theme of “Fire Won’t Wait, Plan Your Escape!” Learning how to safely get out of a […]
Grab your passport and explore some of the best museums and galleries in town – for FREE. The Office of Mayor Lee Harris is proud to announce the return of the 901 Student Passport, an opportunity for school-aged children to explore NINE local destinations at no cost. Simply visit each location and present your passport at the […]
Check out our new exhibit at the museum. This is our Proximity Suit Selfie Station. You can take a selfie with our firefighter wearing a Memphis Proximity Suit. The exhibit is located in the 1910 building of the museum.
We are preparing to start construction on two parts of the Fire Museum in February. However, we don't want to stop hosting Birthday Parties. So we are making a few adjustments to space so that we can continue to host parties on Saturdays and Sundays. If you'd like to book a birthday party, click on […]
The Memphis Fire Department in conjunction with the Girl Scouts Heart of the South and Memphis Fire Fighters Foundation will be hosting the 6th annual HERo Day for young women (Grades 6-12) at the Chester Anderson Fire Campus from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on April 30, 2022. This event is open to all girls […]
Let us officially welcome Lieutenants Qwanesha Ward & Hunter Smith as our new Public Information Officers. The PIO’s role has expanded to also include the department’s internal communications. The mission is improving internal communication to keep personnel informed and up to date on all pertinent information they need to perform their duties.
The Fire Museum of Memphis has opened a store on eBay. This store specializes in antique fire apparatus and equipment. Funds from these sales will help to renovate our archives. Looking for a cool gift for your firefighter? Check us out on eBay. Just search for Fire Museum of Memphis.
RESIDENTIAL FIREInformation RequestedMEMPHIS, TN - The Memphis Fire Department is currently investigating an arson fire that occurred at 571 Hemsley Street, Thursday, January 6, 2022. Investigators need assistance in identifying the individuals seen in the picture below regarding the arson fire. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 528-CASH […]
Memphis, TN – The Fire Museum of Memphis is proud to announce the unveiling of a new exhibit at the museum. The African-American Firefighter Exhibit will chronicle the history of African-American firefighters in the Memphis Fire Services from 1955 until today. The grand opening of the exhibit will be Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at 10:00 […]
In honor of Piper and Astro's birthday, we are having a Dollar Dalmatian Day at the Fire Museum of Memphis. On Saturday November 6 from 9 a.m. to Noon, a dollar donation to the Memphis Fire and Life Safety Dogs 501c3 you can tour the museum and meet the famous Memphis Fire and Life Safety Spotters. All proceeds go to the Memphis Fire and Life Safety Dogs.
This exhibit honors the first men and women in the Memphis Fire Department who achieved historical significance in their service to the City of Memphis. It also offers a look at the historically significant apparatus, equipment and buildings of the Memphis Fire Department. Each person or item featured helped shape the department into what it […]
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 96 firefighters died in the line of duty in 2020 and over 60,000 were injured. In addition to the dangers responders face when fighting a fire or performing other operational duties, they are also at risk managing traffic at an incident scene. Safety Week is an annual […]
The Fire Museum of Memphis is proud to announce that Ol Billy, our history-telling, talking horse is back from his vacation in Florida. While in Florida he experienced three months of rest and relaxation and was able to become completely rejuvenated. He even came home sporting a new bridal, sources say. “He looks fabulous,” said […]
New Recruit Class - Chester Anderson Training Center
Great fun today at the museum. We got to go meet the new recruit class at the Chester Anderson Training Center. Looking forward to seeing them on the job. Thank you Patricia Belt and Astro for helping tell about the museum.
The museum is using this down time to see how we can improve! It would be very helpful if you could fill out this survey to let us know how we are doing, as well as where we can improve. Want to see new things at the museum? Now's your chance to share! Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8GCC3PR
The Fire Museum of Memphis is open Monday - Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The last tour of the day will begin at 3 p.m. Face Masks are required to enter the museum. For those that do not have a mask one will be provided for you. It must be worn while you […]
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 […]
The Fire Museum of Memphis has received a $10,000 grant from the International Paper Foundation to continue the student voucher program that began in October as part of a grant from the Shelby County Government. The grant will allow families to visit the museum and social distance in a safe and sterilized environment. The museum […]