Museum Board Members


“The purpose and mission of the Dallas Firefighters Museum is to provide the City of Dallas a thriving and well attended historical and educational asset. The Museum will teach fire safety, honor fallen heroes of the Department and preserve firefighting heritage.”


Rett Blankenship, Museum President - Captain, Station 11

Board Treasurer and Capital Campaign Chair – Sherwood Blount’s listing

Sherwood E. Blount, Jr., Capital Campaign Chair – President and CEO, Parkway Realtors

Ray Cherry, Board Secretary – Vice President of Sales, Dallas Security Systems


J. D. Travis, Head of Maintenance Division

Joe Piper - Firefighter/Paramedic

John Slate - City of Dallas Archivist

Darrell Scott, Box 4 Fire Buffs

Bill Manning, Box 4 Fire Buffs

Laurel Pitman - Captain, Life Safety

Daniel DeYear - Deputy Chief

Robert Simmons - Second Driver, Station 15

Marshall Pettway - Driver Engineer/Paramedic, Station 37

Denny Burris - Retired Chaplin

Mark Breidenbach – Firefighter/Station 19


Gary (Bubba) Benningfield, Retired, Dallas Fire-Rescue

Zip Crawford, Retired, Dallas Fire-Rescue

Terry May, Retired , Dallas Fire-Rescue

Donnie Rogers, Retired, Dallas Fire-Rescue

Mike Tennell, Retired, Dallas Fire-Rescue

Should you have a question for Rett Blankenship, Museum President or any of the Board members, please email the Museum at, and it will be directed to the correct person.  Be sure to include your name and email address to insure response.

More to follow…


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