Museum Staff and Volunteers
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A Message from the Executive Director
Thank you for visiting the website of the New York City Fire Museum. We hope to see you at the museum soon! Our museum, housed in quarters built for FDNY Engine Company 30 in 1904 and home to many other FDNY units over the years, is now the repository to over 30,000 artifacts related to firefighting in New York City and beyond, displayed on the first and second floors of this historic building. Our first-floor courtyard is a quiet memorial space dedicated to commemorating the darkest day in FDNY history, September 11, 2001.
An important part of our mission is to promote fire safety and awareness. We have a model apartment where school groups can learn how to safely escape from a home in case of fire and a classroom where they will learn the essentials of fire prevention and safety, taught by members of the FDNY Fire Safety Education Unit.
Our 3,000 square foot third floor is rented for private functions ranging from corporate meetings to weddings and other parties. We also have special children’s “Junior Firefighter” birthday party packages. You can learn more under the "Event Space" tab.
While here, be sure to check out our gift shop, home to dozens of FDNY clothing items, toys, books and more. Many of these items can also be purchased via our website by clicking on the “Shop” tab above.
The New York City Fire Museum is chartered by the New York State Department of Education Board of Regents and is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Your support through admission fees, gift shop purchases, event space rental, membership and donations help us fulfill our mission of preserving a vital part of New York City history.
New York City Fire Museum Staff
Our talented team provides the utmost service and professionalism day in and day out. We always go out of our way to welcome and help all Museum visitors, which is a testament to our popularity.
Jennifer Brown has spent over 20 years working on economic and community development efforts in the public and non-profit sectors in New York City and New Jersey. She was the founding Executive Director of the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership, a Manhattan business improvement district, and spent over a decade forging and managing strategic partnerships, building capacity, and creating and overseeing public programming and initiatives to enhance the neighborhood. Prior to that, she was a member of the leadership team at the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, focusing on stakeholder engagement and community development efforts to rebuild the World Trade Center site and revitalize Lower Manhattan in the aftermath of September 11, 2001. Earlier in her career, she worked in the NYC Mayor’s Office of Operations. She holds a master’s degree in public and nonprofit management from New York University and a BA in political science from the University of Cincinnati.
Sean P. Britton
Collection Manager & Curator
Marketing, Memberhip & Events
Gary Urbanowicz (Volunteer)
FDNY Historian & Former Executive Director
Visitor Engagement, Retail & Events Associate
Retired NYCFM Volunteers
The heart and soul of the New York City Fire Museum lies in our dedicated volunteers, all retired FDNY firefighters, who conduct our children’s fire safety tours and convey the history of New York City’s Bravest to visitors from all over the world. If you have a question during your visit, don’t be afraid to ask.
Lt. Kevin McGeary
Engine 48, Ladder 40, Ladder 6, Rescue 1
FF Chris “Zeke” Quin
Engine 253, Ladder 153, Ladder 83
Lt. John Kenny
Squad 6, Engine 85, Engine 28
FF Tom Sullivan
Marine 1, Engine 93
Capt James Vreeland
Engine 222, Engine 33, Ladder 149, Engine 245, Engine 7
Lt. John Miller
Engine 64, Engine 73, TCU 513, Engine 73, Ladder 56, Engine 53