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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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Preserving the Perishable: Engaging the Future Generations of the Fire Service

If you are anything like the authors of this blog article, you did not start as a fire protection and firefighting history lover. It grew on you as you became more and more involved in the service. Soon you stumbled across a relic at a flea market or in someone's basement and a collector was born. Whether it be a toy fire truck (our personal f...

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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