The Fire Museum Network is a nonprofit entity which provides a means
for networking among fire museums and promotes the interests of
those dedicated to collecting, preserving, and interpreting
the artifacts, history, and traditions of the fire service.


August 27-30, Thursday-Sunday
Hosted by the Buffalo Fire Historical Society


Scholarships to the 2015 Seminar are available:
Click here for 2015 scholarship application

The fire museum seminar

Organizational history

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About the Fire Museum Network

Learn how the Fire Museum Network was founded. Find information about the annual Fire Museum Seminar. Search a list of past seminars and seminar topics, and discover how and why you should become a member of the Fire Museum Network.


Resources for Fire Museums

Post a question to our discussion board. Find information on operating a museum, restoring a fire truck, managing a non-profit organization, and more on our extensive links and resources page.

For those just organizing a fire museum, see the "So ya wanna start a fire museum -- a how-to guide."

FMN discussion board

Links to firefighting and museum resources

How-to start a fire museum

Directory of
fire museums
sorted by location

Directory of Fire Museums

Ranging from the spare room in a firehouse basement to magnificent first-class institutions, there are close to 300 museums which preserve and celebrate the glorious heritage of firefighting in North America. Collectively, these institutions serve to inform, educate, and inspire us all.


Miscellaneous News and Notes

Read about our latest special projects and site updates. Read articles about smoke masks, and fighting fire with "fire water." and other fun stuff...

Random Sparks -
news and notes of interest

If you have any questions, comments, or need more information
about our organization, contact Fire Museum Network via e-mail: