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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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fantastic museum for everyone to continue feelings of appreciation

Everyone appreciates firefighters and this museum shows history, dedication of many, commemoration for so many. The two retired firefighters who were working were personable... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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97 reviews 97 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Everyone appreciates firefighters and this museum shows history, dedication of many, commemoration for so many. The two retired firefighters who were working were personable, enthusiastic and showed their continued dedication to this profession. All exhibits were well documented. Facility was neat and clean. Gift shop had many items to choose from, for the young to the old. Dont miss this... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Attended a wedding here. Was astounded by the collection of firefighting apparatus from all over the world plus dozens of other exhibits. Open year round Monday-Saturday 9-5, open Sunday 12-4. Closed major holidays, small fee for adults with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

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Scappoose, Oregon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This is a hidden gem. The museum has a great collection of firefighting equipment dating back centuries. The exhibits are well-documented in a binder that is provided for your use. The special exhibit dedicated to firefighting heroes is sobering. It was fun to search for familiar fire department/district patches among the many on display. If yours is not represented, ask... More 

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Cleveland, OH
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I saw this entry in the guidebooks and was interested, so I stopped by after the Heard Museum. This is a volunteer museum, so the exhibits do not have the polish of the Heard, but the work and love of the volunteers make up for it. This museum has one of the most complete collections of firefighting equipment I have... More 

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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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59 reviews 59 reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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61 reviews 61 reviews
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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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