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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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I recently had the opportunity to assist with our local September 11th memorial service. This was being included as part of a more significant annual history-based event in my hometown. As I began identifying speakers for the event, I realized that for the first time, I was approaching a whole generation that had no personal memory of the events th...

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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