Captain Yankey's Fire Museum

Captain Yankey's Fire Museum Take a trip through the history of America's Fire Service by viewing the photo albums containing some of the favorite items in the museum collection.

A 50 plus year collection of fire trucks, tools, books, memorabilia and other fire service related items can be seen along, with demonstrations that explain the use and operation of many of the interesting items in the collection. The museum contains items that date from the 1850's to the most up to date equipment available. Don't miss the grand reopening in Spring, 2013. Museum members who donate at the Chief's level can preview the collection at one of the frequent work parties. Refreshments are served as long as work is being done.

Operating as usual


Rules and Regulations of the FDNY, pre 1955, issued to Alfred E. Stuart, Badge 8891. If not tuned back in upon separation a charge of $5.00 would be taken from his final check. A very interesting read.


A Dallas Fire Department Challenge Coin


The Chadco Double-Duty Alert Heat Detector and Intrusion Alarm, circa 1960's. It is hung over a door and the spring release is placed between the door and door frame. When the door is opened, the alarm sounds. If the heat rises over 160 degrees the alarm sounds.


The history of organized fire protection dates back to the days of Augustus Caesar and has footnotes in every major change of history since. Captain Yankey's Fire Museum was founded around 1958 with a Cairns & Brothers "War Baby" fire helmet and includes fire alarms and fire alarm systems dating from the 1850's, tin and rubber fire toys dating from the 40's, and all types of fire related collectibles and memorabilia. And the search for more continues. Click on the Photos tab on the left above and then the Albums tab for specific areas of interest to view some of the collection on the web. And then, stop by for a visit when you can.


Irving, TX


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A new IFD patch for the Museum
New addition to Captain Yankey’s Fire Museum. A patch for Dallas Fire Department’s Medic 1, assigned to Dallas Love Field Airport. Awaiting information about this patch from my DFD Bubbas.