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10/16/2020

Today we lost Bobby Stout. Bobby was the Executive Director of the Crime Commission for 23 years and prior to that he served on WPD for 23 years retiring as Deputy Chief. Bobby was instrumental in bringing the Crime Stoppers of Wichita/Sedgwick County program to Wichita and ended up doing the bulk of the stand-ups on television for Crime Stoppers. Bobby also had a hit song written about him in the early 1970's: "Captain Bobby Stout (Done Found Me Out)." The Crime Commission and Crime Stoppers owe a lot to Bobby. He made Wichita a safer and better place to live. Bobby grew up in the south neighborhood around Station 6 (KFFM) and would stop by time to time and tell stories. Thank you for your service and may you RIP.

Under normal circumstances this would have been the 19th Annual Kansas Fallen Firefighters Memorial, Our thoughts and Pr...
10/04/2020

Under normal circumstances this would have been the 19th Annual Kansas Fallen Firefighters Memorial, Our thoughts and Prayers go out to the Brave Men and Women who have given the ultimate sacrifice for their community.

09/24/2020

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.

09/21/2020

2005

Edwin E. King
Reno County Fire District #7 - September 21, 2005
Chief King was driving a brush truck in response to a controlled burn that had become uncontained. Conditions were smoky and the dirt road that Chief King was driving on was only 20 feet wide. Chief King's brush truck collided head-on with his department's tanker (tender) as it responded to the same incident. Chief King was pronounced dead at the scene; the driver of the tanker was not injured.
Age: 55

09/16/2020

Fallen Firefighter
Sep 16, 1991
Raymond Hazuka Wakeeney Fire Department - September 16, Firefighter Hazuka suffered from a heart attack while operating at house fire. Age: 54

Fire extinguishers for sale at (from) KFFM $20 each
09/12/2020

Fire extinguishers for sale at (from) KFFM $20 each

Father Mychal Judge May 11, 1933 – September 11, 2001, was an American Franciscan friar and Catholic priest who served a...
09/11/2020

Father Mychal Judge
May 11, 1933 – September 11, 2001, was an American Franciscan friar and Catholic priest who served as a chaplain to the New York City Fire Department. While serving in that capacity he was killed, becoming the first certified fatality of the September 11, 2001, attacks.

Father Mychal’s Prayer
Lord, take me where you want me to go.
Let me meet who you want me to meet.
Tell me what you want me to say,
And keep me out of your way.

This is not what we wanted to wake up to this morning on 9/11 @ the KFFM, nothing was stolen but broken glass everywhere...
09/11/2020

This is not what we wanted to wake up to this morning on 9/11 @ the KFFM, nothing was stolen but broken glass everywhere on the inside!

09/11/2020
09/07/2020
09/06/2020

September 6, 1990 - LODD
Firefighter Todd David Colton, 25
Sedgewick County Fire Department. Wichita, Kansas
Firefighter Colton and several other firefighters were fighting a brush fire. At approximately 4:03pm, Colton was found collapsed on a car wheel and tire near a barbed wire fence. The fire was on the other side of the fence. It was determined that Firefighter Colton died of a heat stroke. The firefighters were wearing 40-50lbs of equipment and operating in 94 degree temperatures with high humidity.

08/10/2020

The Memorial Committee and volunteers have kept a close eye on the Sedgwick County/Wichita area Covid-19 data from local health and State Department officials. With a rise in the Sedgwick County area, and with Firefighters and Families traveling from surrounding communities and States we regret to inform you that the 2020 9/11 ceremonies as well as the 2020 Kansas Fallen Fighters Memorial will be cancelled this year.
We encourage you to still take a moment of silence during these times and remember the Fallen who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their community.
2021 will be the 20 year Anniversary of the Memorial and Museum here in Wichita. So please keep an eye out on updates through-out the year to come. We at the Kansas Firefighters Museum and Memorial understand with this Pandemic the safety of our community is of the utmost importance.
Sincerely Submitted
David D. Wilson/Tod Newlin Co-Chairs Kansas Fallen Firefighters Memorial

07/21/2020
Happy Birthday Wichita from the KFFM
07/21/2020

Happy Birthday Wichita from the KFFM

Even though we're closed trying to keep appearance up, stay tuned we hope to be back sooner than later.
07/14/2020

Even though we're closed trying to keep appearance up, stay tuned we hope to be back sooner than later.

Unfortunately the Museum is still closed. We are currently undergoing expansion to storage across from the Museum which ...
06/09/2020

Unfortunately the Museum is still closed. We are currently undergoing expansion to storage across from the Museum which is causing parking issues, we hope to open by the 2nd weekend in July keep checking our page for updates, sorry for the inconvenience!

May 4th, 2020 Officer Michael Mosher, Badge 917, was killed in the line of duty on May 3rd, 2020Michael was hired by the...
05/04/2020

May 4th, 2020

Officer Michael Mosher, Badge 917, was killed in the line of duty on May 3rd, 2020

Michael was hired by the Overland Park, Kansas Police Department on September 26th, 2005. During his nearly 15 years as a law enforcement officer, Michael has served as a Community Oriented Policing Officer and School Resource Officer. Michael was an active member of Overland Park’s Crisis Negotiation Team. Michael was most recently assigned to the Patrol Division where he was the most tenured Field Training Officer. Michael has been the President of the Overland Park Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 21 for the past several years.

Michael will be sincerely missed by his family, friends, and community.

Prepared by: John P. Lacy #653
Public Information Officer
(913) 327-6937

Mike Corn Conway Springs Fire Department April 27th 2015, Retired Wichita Fire Department. And member of the KFFM.
04/27/2020

Mike Corn Conway Springs Fire Department April 27th 2015, Retired Wichita Fire Department. And member of the KFFM.

Just a Reminder the KFFM is having a window walk-up sale with items 25% off11-2 today!
04/25/2020

Just a Reminder the KFFM is having a window walk-up sale with items 25% off
11-2 today!

We're at again we will be open, for sales only ! North Window walk up from 11-2 this Saturday. We have t-shirts, toys an...
04/21/2020

We're at again we will be open, for sales only ! North Window walk up from 11-2 this Saturday. We have t-shirts, toys and assortment of other items available.

> Retired Fire Chief Sparr has written another book.  This one is "Memoir of a Fire Chief".  For additional information ...
04/20/2020
Read Jim Sparr's latest book, Memoir of a Fire Chief

> Retired Fire Chief Sparr has written another book. This one is "Memoir of a Fire Chief". For additional information go to Jims web site. jimsparr.com (all low case).

Jim Sparr's book, Memoir of a Fire Chief, recounts the life of a firefighter, from rookie to becoming a fire chief touching countless issues along the way.

#ThisDayInHistory #DayOfRemembranceOn April 19, 1995, at 9:02 a.m. a 4,800-pound ammonium nitrate-fuel oil bomb exploded...
04/19/2020

#ThisDayInHistory #DayOfRemembrance
On April 19, 1995, at 9:02 a.m. a 4,800-pound ammonium nitrate-fuel oil bomb exploded in a Ryder truck parked at the north entrance of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City, killing 168 people and injuring approximately 850. The governor’s office reported that 30 children were orphaned, 219 children lost at least one parent, 462 people were left homeless, and 7,000 people lost their workplace. The City of Oklahoma City’s Final Report estimated property damage to more than 300 buildings in a 48-square-block area. The bombing was the nation’s worst single act of domestic terrorism (superceded in numbers of dead only by the attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, in New York City). Learn more in “The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture”—goo.gl/RDN8PA.
Today, #WeRemember those who were killed, those who survived, and those changed forever by the tragedy on April 19, 1995.

To all our Sisters and Brothers on the Frontline be safe and thank you from the KFFM.
04/17/2020

To all our Sisters and Brothers on the Frontline be safe and thank you from the KFFM.

04/03/2020

The Kansas Firefighters Museum will have a walk up window open tomorrow for sales of items in the gift shop 11-2 ,25% off

Since we don't know when the Kansas Firefighters Museum will be opening again to the public the museum would like to mak...
04/01/2020

Since we don't know when the Kansas Firefighters Museum will be opening again to the public the museum would like to make a special offer.
This Saturday (April 4th) from 11am to 2 pm we will be offering 25% off everything in the gift shop!!
Here's how it will work. We will have the north window (by train tracks) open for you to walk up, pick up, and pay for your items. We will take cash or credit cards.
If you absolutely do not want to get out and would like us to a porch delivery you (Wichita area only) we will but cash payments only.
But wait, there's more! If you buy a Kansas Firefighters Museum or Engine House No. 6 t-shirt you will get a one time free admission when you wear it to the museum when we are back open to the public.
Since many of the the items you see posted are limited quantity it will be a first come first serve basis. Sorry no holds.
Message us with any questions.
We hope to see you Saturday!!!

Some scumbag(not the men pictured)broke into the Kansas Fire Museum’s storage container and stole everything so keep you...
03/17/2020

Some scumbag(not the men pictured)broke into the Kansas Fire Museum’s storage container and stole everything so keep your eye out for people selling brass nozzles, sprinkler heads, antique extinguishers and if it’s fishy contact the police. Also if you see someone melting down said items or trying to unload large amounts of brass contact the police or the museum. Extremely sad, the retired guys that run the Kansas Fire Museum work their butts off to run that place. If you have never been there go, it’s a cool museum.

03/13/2020

Due to the size and the close proximity of space inside the KFFM we will be closed until further notice, sorry if this will be an inconvenience for families over spring break.

03/02/2020
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02/27/2020

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Thanks to the Adults from Arrowhead West for visiting the KFFM today.
02/27/2020

Thanks to the Adults from Arrowhead West for visiting the KFFM today.

02/26/2020

To anyone interested:: I will be placing an order for engraved bricks for the Fire Museum by MARCH 18. Bricks engraved are $30.00,,, 3 lines with 12 spaces on each line. I MUST have your order by the 17th. If you have questions contact the KFFM or one its members.
Treasury Ruth Cox

Little visitors today at the museum.  We will be open until 3. Come and join us
02/22/2020

Little visitors today at the museum. We will be open until 3. Come and join us

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.

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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)

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Saturday 11:00 - 15:00

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(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