Kansas Firefighters Museum

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Thanks everyone who came out to the KFFM today, your support is what keeps it functioning!
02/09/2020

Thanks everyone who came out to the KFFM today, your support is what keeps it functioning!

01/29/2020
We pause to remember Firefighter Clifford Robert Sanders of the Caney, Kansas Volunteer Fire Department who died in the ...
01/29/2020

We pause to remember Firefighter Clifford Robert Sanders of the Caney, Kansas Volunteer Fire Department who died in the line of duty January 29,2015.

Kansas Firefighters Museum
01/29/2020

Kansas Firefighters Museum

Today we like to thank the training officers of the WFD and the recruit class for coming out to the museum for a little ...
01/24/2020

Today we like to thank the training officers of the WFD and the recruit class for coming out to the museum for a little history and some manual labor, with out our volunteers we couldn't exist.

Kansas Firefighters Museum
01/21/2020

Kansas Firefighters Museum

01/21/2020
Thanks to the Lyman,Belka and Hatch families for visiting the museum today. it was an honor to tell you the story and hi...
01/20/2020

Thanks to the Lyman,Belka and Hatch families for visiting the museum today. it was an honor to tell you the story and history of the fire department

Raggy 42 the planes designation that crashed January 16 1965.
01/16/2020

Raggy 42 the planes designation that crashed January 16 1965.

01/11/2020
Late 1980’s - early 1900’s Fire training
01/03/2020

Late 1980’s - early 1900’s Fire training

January 2, 2010 - LODDCaptain Urban Eck, 51Wichita Fire Department.  Wichita, KSCaptain Eck assisted with fire departmen...
01/02/2020

January 2, 2010 - LODD
Captain Urban Eck, 51
Wichita Fire Department. Wichita, KS
Captain Eck assisted with fire department operations at a second-alarm apartment fire. He and his crew operated at the scene for over 4 hours. While in rehab at the scene, Captain Eck's vital signs were elevated. Captain Eck and his engine company returned to service and responded to two additional emergency incidents prior to going off duty at 0800 hours on December 14, 2009. Captain Eck continued to have physical symptoms. He reported for duty his next shift on December 16, 2009, but reported being tired and congested. Captain Eck was admitted to the hospital on December 18 and was diagnosed with heart failure. Heart surgery was performed on December 29, 2009. Captain Eck did not recover from the surgery and died on January 2, 2010. His surgery was an attempt to repair damage to a heart valve, an acute event caused by the extreme physical exertion at the December 13, 2009, fire.

Kansas Firefighters Museum
12/31/2019

Kansas Firefighters Museum

December 31, 1988 - LODDFirefighter Claud C. Killingsworth, 39Wichita Fire Department.  Witchita, KansasLost his life wh...
12/31/2019

December 31, 1988 - LODD
Firefighter Claud C. Killingsworth, 39
Wichita Fire Department. Witchita, Kansas
Lost his life when he was trapped inside a house at 3749 N. Meridian.

12/27/2019

The Kansas Firefighters Museum will be closed this Saturday, December 28 but will be open January 4 from 11am to 3pm

Do you know who these guys are. I do
12/07/2019

Do you know who these guys are. I do

11/27/2019

The Kansas Firefighters Museum will be closed this weekend for the Holiday.

11/21/2019
Thank You for your Service from the KFFM!
11/11/2019

Thank You for your Service from the KFFM!

11/03/2019
And make sure you check your smoke detectors from the Kansas Firefighters Museum.
11/02/2019

And make sure you check your smoke detectors from the Kansas Firefighters Museum.

Thanks everyone who came to the KFFM today, as far away as Miami Florida to Portland Oregon we appreciate your patronage...
11/02/2019

Thanks everyone who came to the KFFM today, as far away as Miami Florida to Portland Oregon we appreciate your patronage.

The Ladies of River City Group visiting the museum learning about Kansas firefighters history and having fun with our go...
10/30/2019

The Ladies of River City Group visiting the museum learning about Kansas firefighters history and having fun with our good friend and museum volunteer Gary Friedman

National First Responder Day. Fire, EMS, Law Enforcement and don't forget our Dispatchers!
10/29/2019

National First Responder Day.
Fire, EMS, Law Enforcement and don't forget our Dispatchers!

Here is a rare photo of Smokey Bear and Sparky the Fire dog together, its rumored that they went to same High School but...
10/22/2019

Here is a rare photo of Smokey Bear and Sparky the Fire dog together, its rumored that they went to same High School but Smokey is 7yrs older but Sparky took advance classes (rumor).

Thank you to all who joined us today to honor our fallen firefighters at the Kansas Fallen Firefighters Memorial today.
09/30/2019

Thank you to all who joined us today to honor our fallen firefighters at the Kansas Fallen Firefighters Memorial today.

09/27/2019
September 24, 2007 - LODD Lieutenant Bryon Wayne Johnson, 32Sedgwick County Fire District #1. Wichita, KansasThe fire de...
09/24/2019

September 24, 2007 - LODD
Lieutenant Bryon Wayne Johnson, 32
Sedgwick County Fire District #1. Wichita, Kansas
The fire department communications center received several calls reporting a brush fire that may have been caused by downed power lines. Squad 34, under the command of Lieutenant Johnson, responded to the call but did not acknowledge the message about power lines. When the unit arrived on the scene, power lines were visible in the street. Firefighters advanced a handline and began to control the fire. In order to access a portion of the fire, the apparatus had to be backed up. Lieutenant Johnson advanced the hose line and his engineer drove the apparatus. The 2 firefighters communicated by hand signal. Lieutenant Johnson was hitting hot spots with the handline. His engineer viewed him in the rear view mirror. The engineer saw Lieutenant Johnson stiffen and fall. The engineer stopped the apparatus, got out, and found Lieutenant Johnson on his back. The engineer recognized the presence of an energized power line. With some difficulty, the engineer pulled Lieutenant Johnson away from the hazard. The engineer called to another firefighter that had just arrived on the scene for help. The firefighter reported the incident, ordered the dispatch of an ambulance, and requested a command officer and additional firefighters. Lieutenant Johnson was transported to the hospital but did not survive. The cause of death was listed as electrocution. The fallen power line that caused the grass fire was the result of a pole being struck by a truck making a u-turn.

Thanks to the Northeast Magnet students that came out to the KFFM today!
09/18/2019

Thanks to the Northeast Magnet students that came out to the KFFM today!

Dodge City Fire Department
09/13/2019

Dodge City Fire Department

The KFFM will be having its annual Patriot's Day service tomorrow @8:50am September 11.
09/11/2019

The KFFM will be having its annual Patriot's Day service tomorrow @8:50am September 11.

On this day we Remember SCFD Firefighter Todd David Colton 9/6/90
09/06/2019

On this day we Remember SCFD Firefighter Todd David Colton 9/6/90

Thanks to the Horseless Carriage club and the other Families that stopped by the KFFM.
08/31/2019

Thanks to the Horseless Carriage club and the other Families that stopped by the KFFM.

Tonight the KFFM hosted the Daughter's of Clio, with Amy Stockham giving History on the first female firefighter in Wich...
08/21/2019

Tonight the KFFM hosted the Daughter's of Clio, with Amy Stockham giving History on the first female firefighter in Wichita and current women on WFD.

The Kennedy’s visited the museum today. Thanks for stopping by
08/10/2019

The Kennedy’s visited the museum today. Thanks for stopping by

Alaina Buettgenbach and family
08/10/2019

Alaina Buettgenbach and family

We at the KFFM like to wish Smokey Bear Happy 75th Birthday,  Doug the Dalmatian and all the other woodland friends are ...
08/09/2019

We at the KFFM like to wish Smokey Bear Happy 75th Birthday, Doug the Dalmatian and all the other woodland friends are celebrating.

Bob Noll and BK,Madilyn, the Thompson from KC and the Elley's from Garden City Ks thanks for stopping by
08/03/2019

Bob Noll and BK,Madilyn, the Thompson from KC and the Elley's from Garden City Ks thanks for stopping by

Kansas Firefighters Alliance  photo shoot tonight at the KFFM.
07/31/2019

Kansas Firefighters Alliance photo shoot tonight at the KFFM.

We had a great turn out at the museum today thanks to all those that came and visited
07/27/2019

We had a great turn out at the museum today thanks to all those that came and visited

An old fire service tradition, and new culture of SCFD, pushing the rig into the house the first time! It dates back to ...
07/22/2019

An old fire service tradition, and new culture of SCFD, pushing the rig into the house the first time! It dates back to the days of horse drawn steam engines, pumpers and hook and ladder companies. Today was SCFD’s first push in celebration. New Engine 33 is on track in Maize as of 11:33 this morning, thanks to the crews of Firehouse 33 and those from 32, 35 and 37 who joined! May this engine serve our community as well as her predecessor did.
#tradition-#respect-#service

07/19/2019

Birthday Wishes to the Matriarch of the KFFM
Ruth Cox

Over the past few days we have had several tours, with children from St Mark Seeds of life summer camp and BCCC summer e...
07/12/2019

Over the past few days we have had several tours, with children from St Mark Seeds of life summer camp and BCCC summer enrichment program, thanks to the students and leaders for coming out!

Very disappointed today! Had a tour today at one pm with children from StMark church,  and found this, the Bronze plaque...
07/09/2019

Very disappointed today! Had a tour today at one pm with children from StMark church, and found this, the Bronze plaque the designates the historical site was take by someone in need , if you see or hear about this being melted down or sold to a pawn shop please contact the KFFM.

Just some of the 30 visitors to the KFFM we thank everyone of you!
07/06/2019

Just some of the 30 visitors to the KFFM we thank everyone of you!

Address

1300 S Broadway St
Wichita, KS
67211

Free parking west of museum. Fallen Firefighters Memorial Wall located south of museum along with family-friendly park, playground, water fountains, gazebo and picnic area. (Museum located in southern part of downtown Wichita)

Opening Hours

Saturday 11:00 - 15:00

Telephone

(316) 264-5990

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At Gary Boomershine memorial yesterday.
Ruth will the museum be open this Sat? Phil's brother from Washington is in town and we plan to bring them to the museum this Sat.
Meaningful day.
Please join us tomorrow at 8am, the museum will be having a rememberance service for Patriots Day.
This Saturday August 4th The Kansas Firefighters Museum Will be closed for remodeling
It was just announced that Retired Wichita Fire Lieutenant Mike Sawyer has passed away. Please keep his family in your prayers tonight. R.I.P. Lt. Gods Speed
Monday, July 2, 2018, Wichita / Metro First Responders Classic Car and Motor Cycle get together. It will be at Emerson Biggins, 2200 N. Maize Rd at 11:30 am. A Boot will be provided for a voluntary $5.00 donation to the Kansas State Firefighters Museum. Come on out to see everyone, and support our museum. Thank you!
Hi this is Tonya Peissig again...just a note for you fighter fighters that didn't know the area. My Mom grew up 3 houses down from the pool on Topeka, we would swim at the pool every summer day. Also she would run down and take care of the fire department when the fire men were called out. That was the south end at that time and as it turned out the Memorial is there on that block as well as my Grandmother working for the church which later bought her house and part of the cross is on the land. We have in detail the goings and comings in our life and am so proud to have traveled all these years with you. We are Blessed by a Family larger than life and our hearts are with yours everyday. For the firefighters I would love to hear of some of your memories of Dale J Mishler.....Truly yours Tonya Thank You Again.... for the Representation of your humbling service that you have given everyone in need. Daughter of Dale J. Mishler and Teresa A special acknowledgement to Captain Kenny Ast and Dan Mishler
Can you tell me if Cole and Lindsey Peissig;s name is on the pavement now, Grandson of Dale J. Mishler....I ordered it at the reveling of the Marker set for the fallen fighters at Ylingling Honored. Thank You again for your remembrance of all our Fire Fighter Families! May God be with YOU....ALWAYS
This Saturday (October 28th) kids in costume get in free at the museum!! Museum hours 11am to 3pm