a red fire fighting logo with the initials BFM

Boston Fire Museum


Objects from New England's centuries-long history of fighting fires.

A black fireman's helment with the number 12 on it

Fire Fighting Equipment

Historic tools used to fight fires.

blue and brown 19th century glass fire extinguishing hand grenades

Fire Engines

Vehicles used by fire fighters throughout America's history.

A brown 1793 Fire Engine called the Ephraim Thayer Pumper


Online photographs of collections relating to fire fighting.

An old color photograph of children playing on a red fire engine