Support our firefighters

History Honor Education

LEARN MORE HERE!

Join Us For Christmas At The Museum

December 3, 2016 12 noon til 3:00pm

Click Here Details!

Watch The Legacy Project

Learn about The Dallas Fire Fighters Museum and the legacy of fire fighting in the Dallas area.

Historic Photos & Movies

This Day in History

December

1 – 1952 A one-alarm fire damaged a dwelling owned and occupied by John. D. Cooke located at 3989 Davilla and was caused by a defective extension cord.
1971 A two-alarm fire at 3823 Princess lane in a one story new brick dwelling owned by Boyce lewis was caused by a defective electrical panel and resulted in an $86,800 loss.
1975 A costly $440,695 fire swept through 2303 W. Illinois in a one story old brick business owned by Hill-Elliott, Inc and occupied by M & R Inc., doing business as Wambles of Oak Cliff. The cause of the fire was arson.
1976 A two-alarm fire in a one story new brick dwelling owned and occupied by Douglas B. Pierce located at 7024 Quartermile. The fire was caused by careless use of an electric lamp and resulted in exposure damage to 7036 Quartermile and 7028 Quartermile that totaled $118,137 in loss.
2 – 1944 E. L. Hughen dies in the line of duty when he is injured when his apparatus collided with an auto at Fort Worth Avenue and North Edgefield Avenue while en route to an inhalator call.
1975 A serious five-alarm fire raged at 811 N. Plymouth, #739 in a 2 story semi-new brick apartment owned by Properties Trust of America doing business as Holiday Hill Apartments and resulted in a loss of $281,300 and was caused by careless use of flammable liquids.
3 – 1952 A one-alarm fire occurred at 501 Elm in a manufacturing building owned by M.J. Russ and D.R. Weisblat and occupied by Marilyn Belt Mfg. Co. Inc.; Leiter Mfg. Co.; William S. Miller & Co. Inc., W. J. B. Corp.; Texas School Book Depository; Gregg Publishing Co.; Southwestern Publishing Co.; Lyons-Carnahan; American Book Company. The fire was caused by an electric motor.

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.
Read More

© Dallas Firefighters Museum 2011 |