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As a non-profit organization that is 100% self-funded through admissions, gift shop sales, programming, and fundraising efforts, we rely on the generosity of individuals and businesses in our community to assist the Museum and its mission to preserve and interpret the history of firefighting in New York City, to care for one of the most important fire memorabilia collections in the United States, and to teach fire safety to thousands of visitors each year.


Your donation will not only help us raise funds for our organization but will also showcase your commitment to celebrating the extraordinary and rich history of the FDNY.


The Museum’s mission is to preserve, educate and celebrate, honoring the history and modern-day heroism of the greatest fire department in the world, the FDNY. Now celebrating 36 years at 278 Spring Street, FDNY history comes alive here through two permanent exhibition floors displaying the history of NY fire service with countless fascinating artifacts that document the history of the volunteer and paid departments, from painted leather buckets to early motorized apparatus. Our exhibit floors take visitors back centuries to the earliest days of firefighting during the Colonial Era. We also house a permanent memorial room dedicated to the 343 heroes who made the Supreme Sacrifice on September 11, 2001.


This year, the Museum reopened the now permanent exhibition on Colonial Firefighting and the Great NY Fire of 1776. We are also proud to present a monthly podcast “Throwback FDNY” for listeners near and far to learn about FDNY history.  


The Museum is a place of life-saving learning, hosting thousands of children from school and camp groups throughout the year to learn about fire and life safety from members of the FDNY’s Fire Safety Education Unit. Last, but certainly not least, we host numerous community and special events, ranging from exhibit openings to the Annual Golf Outing to family-friendly events such as the popular Santa Rescue. We hope to see you soon! 

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Dear Friends and Supporters: 
The Museum is 100% self-funded through admissions, gift shop sales, programming, and fundraising efforts and needs your support to help continue its important mission. 
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