• P.O. Drawer 76, Emmitsburg, Maryland 21727
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Preserve the historical documents of the American fire services and fire protection disciplines.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.

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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.

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Press Release: PastPerfect Software

In January of 2021, the NFHC purchased access to an online museum cataloging software system known as PastPerfect, the world's leader in collection and contact management software. PastPerfect, produced by PastPerfect Software, Inc, out of Exton, PA, will allow for the cataloging of publications, documents, and photographs and store electronic...

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  • The National Fire Heritage Center
  • Physical Address: 17701 Creamery Road, Emmitsburg, Maryland 21727
    Mailing Address: P.O. Drawer 76, Emmitsburg, Maryland 21727
  • Phone: (301) 876-3454