Volunteers Needed

The Western Reserve Fire Museum & Education Center is currently looking for volunteers to assist as Education and Admission Docents. If interested in volunteering, please fill out an application and contact the Fire Museum info@wrfmc.com or 216-664-6312.

More information is available by clicking on position descriptions below:

Click here for a volunteer application.

If interested in volunteering as an Admissions or Education Docent, please fill out an application and contact the Fire Museum at info@wrfmc.com or 216-664-6312.

The Museum is also in need of Maintenance and Construction volunteers to assist with building projects this fall and into the following year.

  • Maintenance & Construction volunteers are needed with a variety of tasks around the museum throughout the week. We are in need of volunteers with experience in any of the following areas: carpentry, electrical, masonry, plumbing, and painting. Volunteers with other maintenance or construction related skills are also welcome.

Anyone interested in volunteering with maintenance or construction efforts should contact President Roy Ziganti, Jr. at royziganti@gmail.com or 216-536-9866.


Despite the best efforts of our volunteers, the Museum has encountered construction delays involving both electrical permits and alarm system completion.  Both of these items must be taken care of before our final building inspection and the issuance of our occupancy permit.   Our opening exhibit has been planned.  Watch this space for notification of THE DATE!! 

Museum Hours:

    Temporarily Delayed (Watch for Details)

    Adults $8.00; Children $5.00 under 18 (under 3 free)
    Free to all Museum members
    (Discount coupons available)

Annual Firematic Flea Market

The 33rd WRFM Annual Firematic Flea market will be held at the Cleveland Fire Training Academy on Saturday March 4, 2017. Location is 3201 Lakeside Avenue just off the Inner Belt I-90. Doors open at 8:00am. Coffee and donuts are available early and hot dogs are available at lunch time. Over 30 vendors will be there from Ohio, Michigan, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Illinois. A great chance to add a few items to your own collection, maybe but a T-shirt or a fire book or just meet old friends. There is a $3.00 donation for admission.

Memorial Paver Program

The Museum is pleased to announce its Memorial Paver Program. Commemorative pavers can now be purchased for placement on the Firefighters Memorial Plaza, the triangular area directly in front of the new Museum entrance. The Pavers are an 8-in. x 8-in square that can be engraved with personalized text. They are high quality with a durable black epoxy paint used to highlight the engraved text. The cost of each paver will be $200.00 for a Museum member and $250.00 for non-members.


Please click here to download forms. Print, fill out, and mail the order forms to The Western Reserve Fire Museum, Attn: Pavers at 310 Carnegie Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115 or email to pavers@wrfmc.com.


Positioning of your paver will be on a first come, first served basis. The first batch was installed in December of last year and the second batch was installed this August for a total of 135. We are currently working on the third batch which we hope to be installed in sometime in December.


This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for our supporters to become a permanent part of the Museum. These pavers are a wonderful way to celebrate a special event or honor a firefighter or family member in one of the most prominent locations in all of downtown Cleveland.

Museum Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting of the Western Reserve Fire Museum and Education Center will be held on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at the Museum at 310 Carnegie Avenue in Cleveland. This meeting is held once a year to update members on Museum activities and provide an opportunity to see the progress in the restoration of the building. This is also a great opportunity for those who haven’t already done so to take time out to renew their members. A social hour begins at 1:00 pm followed by the meeting at 1:30 pm


Plan to visit and see what is happening at your Museum. An invitation is also extended to anyone interested in learning more about the Museum and exploring volunteer opportunities.