Hall of Flame Fire Museum

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National Historical Fire Foundation
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Established 1961
Location Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Type Non-profit: science, industry
Director Dr. Peter Molloy
Curator Mark Moothead
Website HallofFlame.org

The National Historical Fire Foundation (Hall of Flame) is a museum dedicated to the historical preservation of fire fighting equipment used through the years around the world.[1]

The museum's artifacts were originally the private collection of George F. Getz Jr., who opened the original Hall of Flame in Wisconsin in 1961.[2] Getz moved the museum to Phoenix in 1974.

The museum has five exhibit bays and the National Firefighting Hall of Heroes gallery. The equipment is grouped as: Hand & Horse Drawn (1725–1908); Motorized Apparatus (1897–1948); Motorized Apparatus (1918–1968); Motorized Apparatus (1919–1950) and Wildland Firefighting. It also has a large collection of Fire Department arm patches.

It is in Phoenix, Arizona at 6101 East Van Buren St across from the Phoenix Zoo and adjacent to the Phoenix Municipal Stadium.[1]

The name is a play on words on "Hall of Fame".


  1. ^ a b "Hall of Flame". RoadsideAmerica.com. Retrieved October 10, 2016. 
  2. ^ D'Andrea, Niki (July 28, 2010). "Hall of Flame Fire Museum". Phoenix New Times. Retrieved October 10, 2016. 

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Coordinates: 33°26′51″N 111°57′12″W / 33.447385°N 111.95336°W / 33.447385; -111.95336