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Join us on the Third Saturday of every month with Harrisburg Fire Dept. historian Dave Houseal.

This Saturday March 16 from 9 'til noon will cover the following topic.

Ever wonder why Tower 1 runs from Station 2 and Ladder or Tower 2 runs from Station 1? Ever wonder why Harrisburg is the only department in Central Pennsylvania that calls their engine companies Wagons and Squads instead of the normal "Engine"?


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The PNFM would not possible without the help of donations. Join us for a night of fundraising. 

The Pennsylvania National Fire Museum is in a historic 1899 Victorian Firehouse which was once the home of the Reily Hose Fire Co. No. 10 and features fire apparatus from Handtubs and Steam Pumpers, hand drawn to horse drawn, to motorized Engines and a 1935 MACK tillered Ladder Truck. The museum has a large collection of artifacts, gear, and apparatus.


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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, meeting people, research, exhibit design, art, or simply socializing to join us as a volunteer.  Please stop in and see us or contact any of those listed on the Directors page of the website.