Preserve the historical documents of the American
fire services and fire protection disciplines.
Facilitate historical review and research to
approaches and methods to save human life
from destructive fires and mitigate fire losses
in the future.
The NFHC is home for the fire service hall of legends, legacies and leaders. We are a vibrant organization supported by private donations and grants.
Gaining access to historical fire-related writings can be hard. Prior to the establishment of the NFHC in 2006, there was no centralized, coordinated archival activity in the United States.
Our historic preservation efforts including any discipline associated with fire protection. We aid researchers, individuals, and organizations interested in fire protection
Thank you for you interest, with your help we can continue to preserve the historical documents of the American fire service, facilitate research and develop new methods to save human life from fires.
NFHC is a nonprofit organization working to preserve the written history of the American fire services and fire protection disciplines. We support individual researchers, fire departments, higher education, libraries, museums, and others who wish to collect, catalog and preserve and share fire-related historical information.