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A computer in the gallery provides access to the names and biographical information of almost 9,000 American firefighters who have died in the line of duty since 1800.
American firefighters who have died in the line of duty since 1981 are honored on the walls of the gallery.
At left is the memorial for the firefighters and police officers who were killed in the collapse of the twin towers in September 2001. At right is a view of the recognition area for American firefighters who have been recognized for acts of heroism.
At left is a manikin equipped as a member of the Payson, Arizona Hotshot crew. The manikin at the right is equipped with a smokejumper suit, helmet, packs and chutes donated by the Smokejumper Center of Missoula, Montana. Common wildland firefighting tools on the panel were donated by the California Department of Fire Protection. In [...]
To the right of the cabin is a panel displaying important wildfire fighting tools: chainsaw, drip can, bladders, a hose clamp, a rescue shelter, and a meal ready to eat (MRE) package.
The Moreland Truck Company of Burbank, California supplied the Los Angeles Division of Forestry with the chassis of one of their three ton trucks in 1930. Moreland was the largest truck maker west of the Mississippi, and supplied a considerable number of trucks to California fire departments.
The town of Staunton, Virginia maintained this rig in its original condition. It was a very advanced design — America’s first entirely hydraulically powered aerial with a metal ladder and hydraulic outriggers. It also had Seagrave’s powerful 250 horsepower V-12 engine. It’s 80 gallon booster tank with a small pump gave it some quick response [...]
The Pirsch Fire Apparatus Company of Kenosha, Wisconsin was one of America’s premier builders of fire equipment. Together with Mack, Pirsch introduced in 1931 the first aerial truck to use hydraulic and mechanical power to raise, extend, and turn its aerial ladder. Until its introduction, aerial trucks used the “spring assist” design or relied on [...]
This rig was built for the village of River Forest, Illinois. Fox called it a “Quad” because it had four capabilities: a large (1000 gpm) pump; a 100 gallon water storage tank and small diameter “booster” hose for quick attack; over 200 linear feet of ground ladders; and storage for over 1000 feet of large [...]
The volunteers of Baldwin, New York put this Model 700 aerial truck into service in their Long island town in 1955. Twenty years later they sold it to the town of Lynnfield, Massachusetts. In 2000 the town of Lynnfield donated the truck to the Hall of Flame. Its 45 years of front line service is [...]