Fire Fest 2016 has been CANCELLED.

Unfortunately Fire Fest 2016 has been CANCELLED due to anticipated inclement weather for Saturday June 4, 2016. The event has been postponed to September 17, 2016 and we ask that everyone to please mark your calendar’s for the new scheduled Fire Fest 2016 date. Thank you.

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19 – 1954 A one-alarm fire occurred at 2205 North Lamar at Samuels and Co. owned by Ben H. Rosenthal and occupied by Sam Rosenthal. Cause was hot grease in the smoke house and the loss was $48,566.
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22 – 1956 A three-alarm fire occurred at 3014 Greenville Avenue in a building owned by Jane Burgess Shields and occupied by A. Rayhlatt & Fred Resiberg, doing business as Swiss laundry, Inc. Other occupants that suffered los were; Helen’s Beauty Shop, Texas Prudential Insurance Company and an Upholstery & Drapery business totaling $50,00 in losses.
23 – 1956 A five-alarm fire occurred at 1456 Zang in a building owned by Martin Weiss and occupied by J.R. Friedel, dba as Friedel Towel Supply Company. Cause of fire was spontaneous combustion and the loss totaled $50,000.
24 – 1902 John Clark becomes the first Dallas Firefighter killed in the line of duty when overcome by heat while fighting a fire on Haskell Avenue which burned 36 houses.
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26 – 1949 A two-alarm fire occurred at 2525 Bachman Drive in a building owned by W.D. Satterwhite as the Southern Mansions. Some chairs owned by the Cannon Ball Chair Company were also destroyed with a loss of $17,642.
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28 – 1970 Fire Station #8 opens at 1904 N. Garrett Avenue
29 – 1984 Engine 2 responds along with several MICU’s to Iannis’s Restaurant at 12801 Midway Road where 6 people are shot and killed.
30 – 1923 Captain Bert Burris is killed in the line of duty instantly at the Texas Wheel and Body Works fire.
1980Five-alarm fire occurs at #15905 Bent Tree Forest Circle where $1,050,000 worth of damage occurs in a suspicious fire.
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A Modern Museum

Our goal is to redefine the interior space of the Museum in order to create exhibits and preserve the antique equipment, artifacts and photos for generations to come. Below is the floor plan for the renovation of the first floor exhibit featuring all firefighting equipment and machinery. By changing the interior footprint, The Dallas Firefighters Museum simultaneously will lay the foundation for expanded outreach to thousands of schoolchildren.
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