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)

Safety Day at the Zoo

The Fire Museum is once again taking part in the Greater Cleveland Safety Council’s Safety Day at the Zoo. The annual event offering a variety of safety related activities for children will take place on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.at the Cleveland MetroParks Zoo.


Museum member, Jeff Campbell will be on hand with his 1976 American LaFrance Pumper. Kids will have an opportunity to climb on his fire truck and try to put out the mock flames in our mini replica house with a fire extinguisher that shoots water. Patches our Fire Safety dog will also be on hand to talk to the children. This is a great opportunity to explore the zoo, see the animals and get educated on various aspects of safety, good health and ways to protect the environment. So, come down with your family and join in the fun.

Father's Day Brunch

Come Celebrate Father Day’s at Lago while Helping to Support the Western Reserve Fire Museum.


Lago Restaurant on the East bank of the Flats will be hosting The Western Reserve Fire Museum’s Charity Brunch on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 18, 2017 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Lago will be serving a Brunch Special of the Day with 50% of the proceeds going to the Museum, and will additionally donate a portion of the proceeds from all other sales.


Lago is an Italian Restaurant specializing in a blend of contemporary and northern Italian cuisine located on the East Bank of the Flats at 1091 W 10th St, Cleveland, OH 44113. It is owned and operated by noted Chef and Restauranteur Fabio Salerno and his wife Nicole, and is inspired by 30 years of Italian cooking and upbringing. So, bring Dad down and Celebrate with us! Reservations may be made online from their website www.lagoeastbank.com or by calling 216-862-8065.


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.