Hall of Flame Fire Museum
If you’ve ever wanted to be a fireman or if you have children that want to do that, the Hall of Flame Fire Museum is a great facility to visit. It is located in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona and it includes nearly an entire acre of exhibits and displays of nearly 100 restored fire apparatuses in the firefighting industry. Some of these pieces date all the way back to the early 1700s and the latest piece dates back to 1969. Some of these restored apparatuses also come from around the world including pieces from Germany, Japan, England, France and Austria. But most of the pieces are from the United States.
In addition to this, the facility also sponsors the National Firefighting Hall of Heroes. This is a way to honor all of the firefighters who gave the ultimate sacrifice to try and save the lives of people who are caught in fires. It also recognizes firefighters who have received honors for their acts of heroism.
One of the more unique exhibits you will find at the Hall of Flame Museum in Phoenix is the eclectic collection of fire helmets from around the world and in different eras. One of the fire helmets on display is the leather New York Style helmet which was used during the 1920s. Another one includes London Metropolitan Fire Brigade helmet which was used around the end of the 1800s.
The location of the Hall of Flame Fire Museum is at 6101 East Van Buren Street in Phoenix. It is open Monday through Saturday from 9am to 5pm and on Sunday from noon to 4pm. Admission for adults is $6 and $4 for students between the ages of 6 and 17. Children from ages 3 to 5 can get in for $1.50 and children under 3 are admitted free. For more information, contact the museum directly at (602) 275-3473.