Buffalo Fire Historical Society

Buffalo Fire Historical Society Collection of artifacts and memorabilia of the Buffalo, NY Fire Department. FREE admission. Open Saturday's 10AM until 4PM.
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The museum continues to maintain and expand its collection of artifacts and information about firefighting in Buffalo, New York and the Buffalo Fire Department.

Mission: The mission of the museum is to collect, preserve, exhibit and provide access to information and artifacts relating to firefighting in Buffalo, New York, the Buffalo Fire Department, fire safety and prevention; and to teach the public about these goals.

01/30/2019

Just saying the Christmas display is over for this year a new display is being worked on Thanks for your support

Stage 3 building display doors
12/09/2018

Stage 3 building display doors

New Christmas display is up and running
11/24/2018

New Christmas display is up and running

Out of room working on a new display area with the help of out members
11/04/2018

Out of room working on a new display area with the help of out members

Stop at the fair good crowd good fun
08/12/2018

Stop at the fair good crowd good fun

07/04/2018

Hot Dog fund raiser July 7 10AM TO 2PM

Quiet day
04/21/2018

Quiet day

Buffalo Fire Historical Society's cover photo
03/24/2018

Buffalo Fire Historical Society's cover photo

We had such a good day Saturday we gained a new office assistant.
02/18/2018

We had such a good day Saturday we gained a new office assistant.

5th day one more to go
10/31/2017

5th day one more to go

Third day building the Christmas display. Always fun.
10/30/2017

Third day building the Christmas display. Always fun.

Working on new toy fire trucks for display
09/10/2017

Working on new toy fire trucks for display

New drivers assisted by Joe
04/29/2017

New drivers assisted by Joe

Guests at the museum
11/13/2016

Guests at the museum

Timeline Photos
11/05/2016

Timeline Photos

Visit the update museum Christmas display
11/05/2016

Visit the update museum Christmas display

06/12/2015
Buffalo Fire TillerCam 320 Perry

As some of you know, the Fire Museum has an awesome Tiller Display that allows you to experience what it is like to drive the tiller on a ladder truck. Be sure to stop by and check it out!

Buffalo Fire responding to an automatic fire alarm to 320 Perry Street. This video as well as more footage is used by the Buffalo Fire Museum's Tiller displa...

A small mention in the news about the museum. We are open Saturdays and remember admission is free!http://www.buffalonew...
04/02/2015
Museums, galleries offer free fun for all - The Buffalo News

A small mention in the news about the museum. We are open Saturdays and remember admission is free!
http://www.buffalonews.com/gusto/family/museums-galleries-offer-free-fun-for-all-20150401

It’s been a long, cold winter and we’ve all been cooped up way too long. It’s time to go out and do something fun – especially with spring break in the air. However, if you are still paying off those holiday bills, your entertainment budget mi... - The Buffalo News

Please check their new page and share!
02/14/2015
Greater Buffalo Firefighters Pipes and Drums

Please check their new page and share!

The Greater Buffalo Firefighters Pipes and Drums are a group of career and volunteer firefighters, law enforcement officers, EMS providers and civilian friends of first responders representing WNY's great firefighting family. We are here to honor our fallen brothers and sisters. We also appear at many of the parades, dedications, memorials, funerals, weddings, fund raisers across WNY.

We practice every Tuesday night at the Buffalo Irish Center on Abbott Rd. Start time is 6pm. New members always welcome and the band provides free lessons to those willing to learn.

We have members from 15 different fire departments, 6 different law enforcement agencies and local EMS, from as far north as Newfane and Niagara Falls, Ontario all the way south to Frederick County, Virginia.

Contact Band Manager Mike Kick for more info 716-860-7415.

Michael
12/27/2014

Michael

One of Buffalo Fire Department’s darkest days was 31 years ago today, December 27th, 1983. A LPG explosion at 2020 hrs. took the lives of 5 of Buffalo’s bravest Firefighters from their families and our brotherhood. Their lives will never be forgotten, if we keep their memory alive in our minds and hearts…

Most Firefighters remember where they were when they either heard the explosion, or were told about it. The Buffalo Fire Historical Museum has a standing display, dedicated to the memories of these 5 individuals.

The Museum is open today, 9-4 pm, at 1850 William Street at North Ogden, and the Fire Museum’s volunteer staff would be very interested in hearing your stories about the incident. Please come and share a cup of firehouse coffee around the kitchen table and celebrate their memories. This is also the last month to see the annual Christmas Display, before it is taken apart until November 2015.

RIP Firefighter’s Mike Austin, Mickey Catanzaro, Red Lickfeld, Tony Waszkielewicz, and Matty Colpoys; you all are fondly and lovingly remembered by your brother and sister firefighter, who are left behind.

Holiday safety tips from the IAFF.
12/08/2014

Holiday safety tips from the IAFF.

Share these safety tips to help promote winter holiday safety in your community season

http://youtu.be/F8VBSB7-1ug

10/05/2014

October is National Fire Prevention Month and the Fire Museum is having an Open House. Mark your calendars and stop by!

Details:
*Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at the Buffalo Fire Museum
*Enter for a chance to win a Fire Extinguisher or CO Detector
*Free Smoke Detectors (limit 1 per household - while supplies last)
*Free Hot dogs & Pop
*Noon til 2PM

The Museum has a limited supply of FREE smoke detectors to give away! Stop by for a visit and ask one of our volunteers ...
06/03/2014

The Museum has a limited supply of FREE smoke detectors to give away! Stop by for a visit and ask one of our volunteers for one! Limit one per person.

Fire Weekly Radio- A Fireman's Fireman: Mike Lombardo
05/10/2014
Fire Weekly Radio- A Fireman's Fireman: Mike Lombardo

Fire Weekly Radio- A Fireman's Fireman: Mike Lombardo

Listen to firsthand accounts of growing up in the Buffalo Fire Dept. as Tiger Schmittendorf chats around the kitchen table with retired Battalion Chief and Commissioner Mike Lombardo. Mike Lombardo was a RuntotheCurb.com kid whose mother would ...

Buffalo Fire Engine 1 operates at 59 Chicago, March 21, 2014.
03/21/2014

Buffalo Fire Engine 1 operates at 59 Chicago, March 21, 2014.

Retired Buffalo Firefighter reunites with man he rescued years ago.http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/east-side/reti...
03/07/2014
Retired Buffalo firefighter meets man he saved as a boy from raging house fire 46 years ago -...

Retired Buffalo Firefighter reunites with man he rescued years ago.

http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/east-side/retired-buffalo-firefighter-meets-man-he-saved-as-a-boy-from-raging-house-fire-46-years-ago-20140306

Vincent Fildes crawled out of the burning house on Sherman Street on his hands and knees, sick to his stomach from the acrid smoke and the unbearable heat.But the Buffalo fire lieutenant went back in, his only protection a rubber coat and a metal helmet with cloth earflaps.... - The Buffalo News

Stop by the Museum to see the spectacular firefighting themed Christmas display. It will up until January 25, 2014.
12/21/2013

Stop by the Museum to see the spectacular firefighting themed Christmas display. It will up until January 25, 2014.

Vintage bookmark given out by the Buffalo Fire Department.
10/31/2013

Vintage bookmark given out by the Buffalo Fire Department.

Stop by the museum on Saturdays to check out our fire prevention display. We have 50 smoke detectors to give away FREE. ...
10/27/2013

Stop by the museum on Saturdays to check out our fire prevention display. We have 50 smoke detectors to give away FREE. Also sign up for a chance to win either a carbon monoxide detector or fire extinguisher.

Classic Buffalo Fire action. Firefighters operate at the Ben Franklin store at 1873 Clinton. Unknown date.
09/26/2013

Classic Buffalo Fire action. Firefighters operate at the Ben Franklin store at 1873 Clinton. Unknown date.

New memorial outside the quarters of Buffalo Fire's Engine 32 and Ladder 5 honoring the members of those companies who h...
08/21/2013

New memorial outside the quarters of Buffalo Fire's Engine 32 and Ladder 5 honoring the members of those companies who have been killed in the line of duty.

Buffalo Fire Engine 22 at 64 Krupp on June 11, 2013.
06/12/2013
Buffalo Fire - 64 Krupp 6/11/13

Buffalo Fire Engine 22 at 64 Krupp on June 11, 2013.

Wow Me Photos Fire photography of the Buffalo Fire Department, Buffalo fire trucks, Buffalo firehouses, Buffalo firefighters, Buffalo fire engines, Buffalo fires.

06/09/2013

**Attention business owners! Help your business prosper!**
The Fire Museum is now selling ad space in their annual and very popular Buffalo Fire Museum Calendar. Over 350 calendars are distributed each year. Simply send a check for $50.00 and your business card and you will have an ad in the calendar. Please note that all the listing's will be printed in black and white.

Send your check and business card to this address:
1850 William Street
Buffalo, NY 14206

Deadline: All business cards and checks must be in by July 1, 2013!

Any questions, please call 716-892-8400.
Thank you for your support!

Classic Buffalo Fire. Stokes training in June of 1968. Left to right are Al Serbenowski, Bob Hartman, and Ed Busch. Plea...
05/21/2013

Classic Buffalo Fire. Stokes training in June of 1968. Left to right are Al Serbenowski, Bob Hartman, and Ed Busch. Please visit the Fire Museum to see more history!

Address

1850 William St
Buffalo, NY
14206

General information

FREE admission! Open Saturdays from 10AM until 4PM. If you have a large group or would like to visit during the week, please call us at (716) 892-8400 and leave a message.

Opening Hours

Saturday 10:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(716) 892-8400

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My 4th great-grandfather Thomas J Edmonds obituary states he was a member of the old voluntary fire dept receiving his certificate in 1848. Would you have any documentation of this in the museum?
My sincere and heartfelt condolences on the passing of Norm Weber, he had lived a long lifetime surrounded by his loving family and friends, and had taken very good care of the people and belongings that he was entrusted with! He is now in Heaven, beyond pain and suffering, looking down on us here that are left behind on this world of temptation, suffering and pain. He will be missed by all his family, friends and co-workers from the Buffalo Fire Historical Society & Museum, and the Townline Volunteer Fire Department.
Very Poor communication from people that run this museum. I've sent several requests about a family donation and no response. Very disappointing.
Just in case you know any Hamburg Fire Fighters that are looking for something cool for the wall of their man cave or fire hall  1800’s Hamburgh Fire Department Certificate with names Wendall E. Lederman, Sam M Stuart and Elon C. Nott.
I sent a message on 4-30-2017 regarding a contribution of the Dennis B. Collins collection. A Certificate was issued on 10-6-1995. I am trying to find out what items were donated. A response would be greatly appreciated.
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Can anyone tell me more about these alarms or the company that produced them?