Get Involved with the Museum - Volunteers Needed for Spring Programming!

The Western Reserve Fire Museum & Education Center is currently looking for volunteers to assist as Education and Admission Docents. These are great opportunities to get involved with the museum and help promote fire safety throughout the community. Volunteers will need to have an interest in fire history and a passion for working with the public.

  • Admission Docents will assist at the Front Desk & Gift Shop area. Volunteers in this role will handle all admissions for visitors and members, sell merchandise and memberships, and provide excellent customer service. Anyone interested in this role should be at least 18 years old, enjoy working with the public, and able to use a cash register for a variety of transactions.

  • Education Docents will be used on the Museum Floor to provide fire safety information to children and their families. Education Docents will also be used to assist with school groups on weekdays. Education Docents should be at least 18 years old, have an enthusiasm for working with children, and are able to learn and interpret historical and educational information.

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 Annamae Kacsandi at 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 or 216-536-9866.

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)



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!!  We are anxious to show you the progress we have made and share our fall/winter exhibit with the public.

James Andrews Memorial Bench Re-dedication Oct. 7th

Come down and join us for the re-dedication of James Andrews Memorial bench on Oct. 7, 2015 at 2:00 pm!

The Cleveland IAFF Local 93 has requested that the James Andrews Memorial Bench, currently in the lobby of the Fire Training Academy, be fittingly relocated to the Firefighters Memorial Plaza in front of the Museum. The Museum welcomes the addition of this very attractive polished black granite bench to a place of honor between the two lighted flag poles in front of the main entrance to the Museum. James Andrews served at Station 28 during his career and was the longtime president of Local 93. A re-dedication of the bench will be held on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 2:00 pm on the Firefighters Memorial Plaza in front of the Museum. Refreshments available following the ceremony at the Museum.

Memorial Paver Program

The Museum is pleased to announce the start of 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


Positioning of your paver will be on a first come, first served basis. The first row of 16 pavers will be set when we have the orders and the engraving is complete. We are expecting to install this first row within the next 30 days and to have the full first block sold and installed this year. Thereafter, we will install pavers no less than annually.


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 any special event or honor a firefighter or family member in one of the most prominent locations in all of downtown Cleveland.


Annual Fire Engine Muster