Exhibits & Galleries

Main Level:

Six themes comprise this gallery that follows the process of fire. Communicating Fire – discusses how fire has been communicated through time from pulling alarm boxes and telegraph, to dialing zero and calling 911 today; Personal Protective Tools and Equipment – display of bunking gear, helmets, boots, and firefighting tools; Fire Apparatus – display of hand pulled, horse pulled and motorized fire trucks and engines; Fire Suppression - discussion of methods used to extinguish fire through water and chemicals; Other Duties – discusses other life safety tasks that firefighters perform; and an interpretation of the History of Station No. 1. 

Follow the firefighters boot prints through the gallery to interact with the hands-on activities. Fire Safety Stops explore the exhibit themes on a child’s level and teach important fire prevention lessons in a fun, non-threatening manner. Activities include a 911 teaching phone, child size firefighting gear, children’s pole and fire truck, and a touch cart full of real firefighting tools.

Discount Tire Company Educational Center shows a variety of videos on demand.The Museum Tour DVD is playing on a rotating basis.

Second Floor:
Three themes comprise this gallery: firefighter training, Denver’s fires and living quarters at Station No. 1. Visitors learn of the rigors of becoming a firefighter; the large fires in Denver’s history; and tour the living quarters - dorm room, officer’s quarters, locker room, bathroom, and family room.

Special Exhibits:
2013 brings two special exhibits for the Denver Firefighters Museum.  For Black History Month in February we are featuring an exhibit about Black Firefighters in the department.  In March 2013 we will be featuring a special exhibit about the Women Firefighters in DFD for Women's History month.

September 3-October 19, 2013 features immigrant firefighters of the Denver Fire Department

November 4-January 25, 2014 Just in time for the holidays-an exhibit featuring Fire related toys!

Please check out these exhibits on the 2nd floor inside the Family Gallery. More information on these can be found on the Special Exhibits website.

Children’s Gallery:
This gallery is designed just for families to interact one-on-one with their children. The concepts presented reinforce the fire prevention messages gleaned through the tour of the exhibits and include computer kiosks, puppet theater, reading center, video center, and a hop scotch that teaches matches and lighter safety.

Next Museum Closure

  • 02/15/2016

    In observance of Presidents' Day

  • 05/30/2016

    In observance of Memorial Day

  • 07/04/2016

    In observance of Independence Day

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