The Museum of Fire History is dedicated to preserving the firefighting legacy of Carlyle “Hap” Barnes. The Museum is dedicated to Hap’s passion for collecting firefighting equipment and memorabilia, and educating the public about fire safety and advancements in firefighting technology.
Carlyle "Hap" Barnes at the opening of
The Museum of Fire History 2002
Illustration by Arnold Varga
Benjamin Franklin in the helmet and uniform of the
"Union Fire Company", the first volunteer fire company in
America. The Union was founded by Franklin in 1736
in Philadelphia Pennsylvania.