Upcoming Exhibit

"Unmasking our Heroes"

The New York City Fire Museum is closed, but we remain committed to preserving the history of the FDNY. As we kickoff EMS Week, we introduce the “Unmasking Our Heroes” project, it’s our campaign during this unprecedented time in our Fire Department’s history to collect artifacts and messages of gratitude for the extraordinary efforts of our Paramedics, EMTs and Certified First Responders. 


The COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic is an historic event in the history of the world, our country, our city and the FDNY. The men and women of the FDNY have been on the front line, responding to thousands of requests for medical assistance related to the virus. On one day alone, FDNY members responded to over 6,500 911 calls - that is the single busiest day in the history of EMS.

The NYC Fire Museum is collecting items related to the FDNY response to the COVID-19 pandemic – even your simple “Thank You.”

If you would like to thank New York’s “Best and Bravest” for their extraordinary efforts during this crisis, you can do so using the form below.

Thanks FDNY

Thank you for your message!

If you wish to send digital notes, images or videos, please email them to curator@nycfiremuseum.org.

If you wish to send cards, artifacts or other objects, please complete this form and submit to: curator@nycfiremuseum.org before sending the item.

If you would like to make a monetary donation to assist the NYC Fire Museum’s “Unmasking our Heroes” project,
display or event, please:

By providing this information and any objects or digital files, you grant unrestricted rights to the New York City Fire Museum for it use, display, reproduction, posting, etc.