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HFD Enters A New Era

On October 17, 1961, the sprawling Globe discount store at 3030 Woodridge was destroyed by fire. Two hundred customers and employees were...

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Protection Fire Company No. 1

Augustus gathered together several businessmen at the Hedenberg & Vetteran Auction Mart on August 14, 1838 to discuss better fire...

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HFD History

The Houston Fire Department began as a bucket brigade in 1838, one year after the city incorporated. There is limited history telling of...

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History is a Valuable Resource

We believe that history is a valuable resource for understanding contemporary issues and the road towards the future. Historical...

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Our Mission

The Houston Fire Museum shares the history, experiences and stories of Houston’s storied fire service. We believe these stories are...

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