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30 04, 2014

Sunday Funday! October 19th

By |April 30th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Save the Date!!!
The Fire Museum of Houston presents its first 5 Alarm Sunday Funday . The museum invites you and your family and friends to relax and enjoy:

A beer, a bourbon, or some whiskey
vittles
live and silent auction
kid friendly activities and games
a mechanical bull
listen to live Texas music

This event benefits the Educational and Outreach Programs of the […]

11 01, 2014

New Exhibit Series: Fire Houses of Houston

By |January 11th, 2014|News|0 Comments

“Fire Houses of Houston” Exhibit Opens at Houston Fire Museum

HOUSTON  – The Houston Fire Museum is launching a new exhibit series beginning in January 2014. This special exhibition, “Fire Houses of Houston”, will feature a short history of each fire station from the Greater Houston Metropolitan area. Each station will rotate throughout the year […]

11 01, 2014

Past Event Items Now Available

By |January 11th, 2014|News|0 Comments

The Houston Fire Museum has a few donated items that are still left over from the Casino Night event. If you are interested in any of the items please contact the director, Tristan Smith, directly at tristan@houstonfiremuseum.org or at 713-524-2526.

Pair of Lead Crystal Holders with a vase and candles from Holland (Value-$40)
Nature Discovery Center […]

18 12, 2013

FAQs About the Museum’s Recent Land Sale

By |December 18th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Lately, several members have posed questions regarding the recently-publicized sale of land the institution owned for the past 17 years.  Here are answers to most of them…

10 09, 2013

Congratulations to the 39th Annual Fire Prevention Poster Contest winners!!

By |September 10th, 2013|News|0 Comments

 

Winners of the 39th Annual Fire Prevention Poster Contest were awarded on the evening of November 5 at the Houston Fire Museum! Our three grand prize winners will be featured on our website and showcased here until the end of the year. All winners will be posted on the museum’s Flickr account as well; simply […]

30 09, 2012

Early Growth for HFD

By |September 30th, 2012|Featured|0 Comments

Seven volunteer fire stations were taken over by the city. One was the station owned by members of Hook & Ladder No. 1 at San Jacinto and Prairie (pictured). It became the Central Station. Chief Ravell assigned Steamer No. 1, Steamer No. 2, Chemical No. 4, and Hook and Ladder No. 1 to the […]

30 09, 2012

HFD Enters A New Era

By |September 30th, 2012|Featured|0 Comments

On October 17, 1961, the sprawling Globe discount store at 3030 Woodridge was destroyed by fire. Two hundred customers and employees were able to escape from the 100,000-square-foot steel and concrete building. It took firefighters four hours to extinguish the five-alarm blaze. Loss was $5-million.

At the beginning of 1963, a third shift was created […]

30 09, 2012

Protection Fire Company No. 1

By |September 30th, 2012|Featured|0 Comments

Augustus gathered together several businessmen at the Hedenberg & Vetteran Auction Mart on August 14, 1838 to discuss better fire protection for the town. He convinced the businessmen of a need for a bucket brigade, and they formed Protection Fire Company No. 1. Its motto was Semper Paratus (always prepared). The fire company bought a hand […]

30 09, 2012

HFD History

By |September 30th, 2012|Featured|0 Comments

The Houston Fire Department began as a bucket brigade in 1838, one year after the city incorporated. There is limited history telling of the expansion over the ensuing years to the modern fire department today. What is left of the history, however, is quite colorful, heroic, sometimes humorous, and interspersed with tragedy.

30 09, 2012

History is a Valuable Resource

By |September 30th, 2012|Featured|0 Comments

We believe that history is a valuable resource for understanding contemporary issues and the road towards the future. Historical perspectives can shed new light on what’s going on in our world today. In our programming, we aim to talk about the present and future as well as the past.