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 Museum had a beautiful Summer day to participate in the Greater Cleveland Safety Council’s Safety Day at the Zoo this year to promote safety to children and parents visiting the Zoo.  A variety of fire, police and EMS organizations along with NASA, RTA, Cleveland Water Department and schools participated with a variety of displays and activities.


We set up our miniature burning house and the children could try dousing the flames with pressurized water extinguishers.  Museum member Jeff Campbell brought his ’76 ALF for the kids to climb on and our safety dog Pumper and Patches was there to usher people in. Fire safety handouts were available for families to take home.

Annual Fire Museum Memorial Muster

The Annual Fire Museum Memorial Muster will take place September 10. 2017 on the Village Green in downtown Hudson this year at the intersection of SR-91 and SR-303. Activities will begin at 10:00 am. Members are encouraged to bring their rigs and they will displayed in designated areas around the Green. Free parking is available in the parking garage and on the street in the First and Main Shopping area west of the Village Green. Food and beverages will be available from local vendors and restaurants for attendees. Hand drawn and horse drawn apparatus will be featured this year with some of them pumping form a cistern on the Green. The nearby Hudson Fire Museum will also be open to visitors.

We hope you’ll come and join us for a fun-filled day of fire fighting activities.

Lago Brunch

A thank you goes out to all those who came down to support the Father’s Day Brunch at Lago Restaurant located on the East Bank of the Flats.  The weather held out and over 100 people turned up to enjoy brunch with their families.  The Museum had a nice display of firefighting memorabilia set up throughout the restaurant and the Funeral Caisson was parked close by to attract attention.

We would also like to thank Lago for their additional contribution over and above the funds raised through the brunch.

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.