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The Fire Museum is 100% volunteer, operated and staffed on a full-time basis, six days a week.  We welcome anyone with an interest in history and meeting people to join us as a volunteer.  Please stop in and see us or email president@pnfm.org.

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“HFD-The Early 70’s”

Dave Houseal, Harrisburg Bureau of Fire historian and author, 3rd generation HFD fireman and veteran of the War Years will hold an in-depth and personal discussion filled with loads of photos from various sources of the Fire Bureau during the transition period of the late 1960’s thru the mid 1970’s. 

Anyone having any interest in Harrisburg history and the Harrisburg Bureau of Fire including, Mack fire apparatus, the old firehouses, personnel, equipment, operations and tactics from the late 1960’s thru the mid-70’s needs to attend this presentation.  If you’ve been to any of his previous programs you will NOT be disappointed! 

This will be the last program of the winter/spring season however we hope to resume again in the fall.

 When:  Saturday Morning, April 20, 2019, Time: 9:30 a.m.

Admission is Free for the program, but come early as seating is limited

Coffee, Donuts and Camaraderie will be provided!

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The PNFM would not possible without the help of donations. 

The Pennsylvania National Fire Museum is in an historic 1899 Victorian Firehouse. It was once the home of the Reily Hose Fire Co. No. 10 of Harrisburg.

Exhibits focus on the history of the fire service from the time of America's colonial days to the present. 

The museum has a large collection of artifacts and apparatus.

One of the premier exhibits is the working telegraph alarm system headquarters from Johnstown, Pa. dating to the 1920's.

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Closed April 21 for Easter 


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