A Fire Engine T Party And Museum Opening In September

The Museum will be open weekends beginning September 20-21 and run through November 22-23 with some exciting programs.  A Fire Engine T Party in the main apparatus bay will be the main attraction.  A collection of eight fire engines built on Ford Model T chassis will be on display including our own 1915 Hallock Chemical engine from West Farmington (Farmington Township).  Programs with local antique car clubs are being planned.  Watch the website for more information on the exhibit and special programs.

A very special program occurs on Saturday October 4th at 2:00pm.  Well known Model T Fire Engine historian and author William D. Killen will present an illustrated program on Fire Fighting with Henry's Model T.  He has just finished a book with that title and will have them available for purchase and autographing.  This will be a great program for anyone interested in Model T's as well a fire engine enthusiasts.  Light refreshments will be served after the program.

There will be something for the family to do every weekend at the Museum.  The first floor will finally be open.  Our new entrance from the plaza will be finished.  Work is now underway in finishing the fire safety education area with construction of the smoke bedroom and hazard kitchen for interactive activities.

Lots more, too.

  • Talk to our Dalmatian in his fire truck

  • Climb aboard a real fire truck and maybe take a ride  (you too, adults!)

  • Form a bucket brigade to put out a "fire"

  • Operate the nozzle from a real aerial tower "bucket"

  • Play area for little kids with toy fire engines

  • Put on miniature turn out gear and pull a hose

    Saturdays from 10am to 4pm
    Sundays noon to 4pm
    Adults $5.00; Children $4.00 (under 6 free)
    Free to all Museum members

Click here for more information on the exhibit






Fundraiser for the Museum!

A concert to benefit the Western Reserve Fire Museum and Education Center at the Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica on Saturday August 16, 2014 featuring

Bruce in the USA – The World's #1 Tribute to Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band.

Hot as a 5-5 alarm fire!!!  Three other bands also on the scene with all hands working playing.  Join us for a great night of fun on the river and help the Museum move ahead with our second floor restoration, new programming and new exhibits.  Click on the concert logo for more details.

This is also a great event for sponsors with great donor packages available including multiple seats at tables on the floor, buffet dinner, drinks along with donor publicity in all promotional materials, radio and TV spots and at the venue. There is even a modest package for groups of eight.  Create your own groups, sit on the floor and have a blast for the evening.

Jacobs Pavilion is one of the area’s premier concert venues located in The Flats along the Cuyahoga River.  A great place to watch a concert.  Save the date.  Join us on August 16th and help us Douse the House.

Purchase your tickets now by clicking on the link: www.dousethehousetickets.eventbrite.com.