• P.O. Drawer 76, Emmitsburg, Maryland 21727
  • (301) 876-3454

NFHC NOMINATION INSTRUCTIONS THE HALL OF LEGENDS, LEGACIES, AND LEADERS: Class 2023

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Background The National Fire Heritage Center Board of Directors is accepting nominations for the Fire and Emergency Services Hall of Legends, Legacies and Leaders (HLLL).Nominations will be accepted from June 15, 2022 through September 15, 2022. The HLLL provides individual recognition of significant contributions and distinguished service to the F...

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Preserving the Perishable: Remembering the Forgotten Fire of Peshtigo

Preserving the Perishable: Remembering the Forgotten Fire of Peshtigo

With fire prevention week upon us, our minds naturally turn to the Great Chicago Fire, and with good reason, not only because Fire Prevention week got its start in memory of the Great Chicago Fire, but also just by the sheer massive size of the conflagration and the destruction it caused. Following a lengthy drought and supported by very strong win...

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Preserving the Perishable: A Fire Historian’s Never Ending Battle

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As a member of the fire service community, so many of us tend to naturally become collectors. Whether it be books, toys, models, hose appliances, or even up to and including antique apparatus, the fire service offers a little something for everyone. If you aren't a collector of something, I would venture a guess you just haven't been around the fir...

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Contact Info

  • 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