Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting, Phoenix

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The National Historical Fire Foundation is a museum dedicated to the historical preservation of firefighting equipment used through the years around the world.
The museum's artifacts were originally the private collection of George F. Getz Jr., who opened the original Hall of Flame in Wisconsin in 1961. Getz moved the museum to Phoenix in 1974.
The museum has five exhibit bays and the National Firefighting Hall of Heroes gallery. The equipment is grouped as: Hand & Horse Drawn ; Motorized Apparatus ; Motorized Apparatus ; Motorized Apparatus and Wildland Firefighting. It also has a large collection of Fire Department arm patches.
It is in Phoenix, Arizona at 6101 East Van Buren St across from the Phoenix Zoo and adjacent to the Phoenix Municipal Stadium.
The name is a play on words on "Hall of Fame".
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  • My husband and I spent the better part of the afternoon at this museum. Being from a paid to volunteer fire department family this place was absolutely wonderful. The total history of the fire...  more »
  • Knowledgeable and entertaining guide who not only told us about the different types of fire fighting equipment but the history of fire fighting throughout since the 1700's.  more »
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  • We had such an exceptional experience here. The two veteran fire fighters helped make our experience extraordinary. These veterans work here. My heart was touched they honor the fallen fire fighters and the hero fire fighters including paramedics. This place has been established in the valley since the 50’s. I will now consider this one of our valley treasures. It is definitely worth the $10 admission. Thank our God there are people who give their time resources and treasure to make this spectacular venue possible. My favorite story is why our fire trucks are decorated so elaborately: it is because of the friendly competition between the teams. Just add a little competition (it is welcome in all venues: to make it better).
  • Stopped by here for the first time during a stay-cation. Impressive collection of older and newer restored fire trucks from USA, Canada, Europe and Japan going way back to the early 1800s. The rooms with the various collection are in date order BTW. Also have memorials to the fallen firefighters and bits of history are all over the walls through various pictures, paintings and framed memorabilia. The one that got to me was a restored FDNY truck from 9-11. I got chills standing next to it. A large place to say the least. You won't be disappointed and will be impressed.

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