We exist to preserve and share Kansas’ rich heritage of firefighting through exhibits, photographs and the state’s largest collection of firefighting perifenalia. Around every corner you’ll find well-preserved artifacts which bring the Kansas Firefighters Museum to life before your very eyes.
Among our ongoing events, we are proud to teach and promote fire safety and prevention. And not just to children. All ages are encouraged to join our efforts in fire safety education. Being respectful of fire will help ensure that our community stays safe for everyone.
We are proud and honored to be custodians of the Kansas Fallen Firefighters Memorial Plaza. A tribute to all those who have fallen in the line of duty, their sacrifice will never be forgotten.
In 2007, the Kansas Firefighters Museum received a grant from the Kansas Humanities Council to preserve and organize the museum’s (paper & photo) collection. Each item was examined and evaluated, with items of special interest copied, bound, and made available for general use.
Newspaper articles have been carefully removed from old newspapers and placed in protective covers. After processing was completed, all materials were indexed and placed in acid free containers.
All photographs have received special care and handling, along with professional training for museum volunteers.
Special thanks to the Wichita Fire Department for providing the work and storage space necessary for cataloging our collection.