Fort Wayne Firefighters Museum
In the reconstructed 1893 firehouse, the public is shown how the Fort Wayne Fire Department developed from a volunteer department(1839-1882) to an organization of paid professionals (1882-Present). This history is traced from the use of hand pumpers and neighborhood volunteers through the development of the Steamers and paid firefighters right up to the present day heroes. Almost all of the artifacts in the museum were once used by the Fort Wayne Fire Department. Most were graciously donated to the Museum by present and former firefighters or their families in the hopes that future generations can fully understand just how far the fire service has come in the last century and a half.
Opening times: Monday-Friday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (Closed on Wednesday and Sunday)
226 W. Washington Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46802