Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting, Phoenix

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The National Historical Fire Foundation is a museum dedicated to the historical preservation of firefighting equipment used through the years around the world.
The museum's artifacts were originally the private collection of George F. Getz Jr., who opened the original Hall of Flame in Wisconsin in 1961. Getz moved the museum to Phoenix in 1974.
The museum has five exhibit bays and the National Firefighting Hall of Heroes gallery. The equipment is grouped as: Hand & Horse Drawn ; Motorized Apparatus ; Motorized Apparatus ; Motorized Apparatus and Wildland Firefighting. It also has a large collection of Fire Department arm patches.
It is in Phoenix, Arizona at 6101 East Van Buren St across from the Phoenix Zoo and adjacent to the Phoenix Municipal Stadium.
The name is a play on words on "Hall of Fame".
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  • 9-11, Granite Mountain Hotshots Smokejumpers, Heroes, Trucks, Patches, Videos, International Apparatus, EMTs, Hydrants, miniatures, if it's fire related, from 1700s to current, I think it's here. Than...  more »
  • This museum exhibits various items on the subject of fire. There's a lot of interesting stuff that I spent a long time on.
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  • Spontaneously decided to visit the flame museum while in Phoenix and I'm really glad I went. There's a lot of history and I found a picture of my cousin on the wall of fire fighters who passed on 9/11...  more »
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  • Such an enjoyable visit here, highly recommend! Fantastic to see the evolution of fire fighting equipment and vehicles. Perfect if you have family or friends visiting and want to do something out of the ordinary!
  • So much fire history under one roof, great displays and lots of information. It is very affordable and worth checking out. It is self guided tour which is nice so you can go at your own pace.
  • Incredible history preserved in wonderful visuals. Great for kids. The 9-11 tribute area moved me to tears. Not one to go through in one visit. We will make more treks here in the future.
  • The Hall of Flame collection is on of the best collections of fire equipment I have ever seen. It can be a day long event for a firefighter or antiques aficionado. Anyone going to Phoenix should build in at least half a day to visit this museum. Absolutely great!
  • Surprisingly good - very well maintained and super depiction of "first line defenders". 6yo grandson LOVES this place - has been there 3x - takes away new info each time. Very knowledgeable staff.
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