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Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting

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Address: 6101 E. Van Buren Street, Phoenix, AZ 85008
Phone Number: 602-275-3473
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Description: The world's largest firefighting museum chronicles the history of the...
The world's largest firefighting museum chronicles the history of the profession and commemorates fallen firefighters.
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My home away from home.

I am a volunteer docent there so obviously I think it is great. It is more than looking at old fire engines. It is a history lesson dating back to 1725. Everyone, especially... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I am a volunteer docent there so obviously I think it is great. It is more than looking at old fire engines. It is a history lesson dating back to 1725. Everyone, especially firefighter should visit the Hall of Flame. It is the worlds largest international fire museum.

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vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I am a retired FF so I loved the exhibits. The patch display was terrific. As I worked in NYC I really found the forest fire room enlightening. I was saddened that there wasn't more on display from 9/11. I intend to speak to the curator about this and maybe help out in expanding the display.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

They have a huge display of fire fighting equipment and trucks. Some of the trucks they bring out for parades which Phoenix has three main ones. It provides a good understanding of the development of fire fighting.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Amazing display. I was astonished at the amount of, and variety of, different old/antique fire trucks, some of which looked like Cinderella's carriage!

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Carling Township RR 1 Nobel ON CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We were fortunate that one of the guys in our group was a retired firefighter. Along with the explanatory book they gave us to use, our friend gave us a great play by play of a lot of the equipment. Also an interesting history of the whole business of firefighting. Had no idea that the idea originated with English Insurance... More 

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Unusual museum. Firefighting trucks and equipment from the early beginnings to the present. Near the Desert Botanical gardens, so easily included in the day. Fascinating. Minor entrance fee.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I was amazed by all the exhibits that they have been able to collect and restore. Not just for the USA but even Japan and England. Well done. This is a great not so small museum with lots to see and great history associated with firefighting equipment. Excellent restorations. The Wildland Firefighting exhibit is a big hit and very well... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

There are six gallerys in the museum so be sure to allow 2 - 3 hours if you want to really absorb all they have. Fire fighting equipment from 1725 to 1961 including men or horse drawn wagons, motorized trucks, interesting helmet display, and a memorial to fallen fire fighters.

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Safety Harbor, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Amazing, well planned and organized fire museum. I received a book upon entry that describes each area of the fire museum and its history. I was there with my grand daughter and there is a section just for kids and they have one fire truck that they allow all to play and sit on. In addition to the fire trucks,... More 

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Burlington, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

My husband is a firefighter and really enjoyed this museum. I did too! They give you a book at the start of your visit, and you can read all about the different fire apparatus as you see them. They have all kinds of equipment from old to new, flashers from all over the world, a house play area for kids... More 

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