Toledo Fire Division
Saving a Life
Conveniently located five minutes from downtown Toledo.
Toledo Firefighters Museum
918 Sylvania Ave.
Toledo, OH 43612
(419) 478-FIRE (3473)
Solentific men are these
Unknown heroes clad in blue
By: Nick Kenny
The T.F.D. has been protecting the lives and
property of Toledoans since 1837. It has evolved from
a volunteer "bucket Brigade" into a highly-trained
workforce schooled in the most current methods of
modern-day fire fighting and life-saving
technology. Authorized strength is 525
firefighters. They are responsible for
protecting Toledo's 333,000 residents
living throughout an 84 square mile area.
Old Fashioned Training
The Toledo Fire/Police Alarm Office - Report from 1937
Toledo Fire Division and educating citizens about fire prevention
and safety. In memory of fallen firefighters, the two-story museum
is located in a working fire station, "Old Number 18 Fire House",
of vintage fire fighting equipment. The centerpiece of the museum
is the 1837 "Neptune", Toledo's first fire pumper. Lovingly restored
by Toledo Firefighters, the hand-pulled, hand-operated Neptune
required a 20-man crew and could deliver about 300 gallons
of water per minute.
Other major fire equipment includes:
Old Alarm Office
Models of old rigs
Speaking Trumpet & Helmet
Museum Study/Research Ctr.
Fire Marks/Old Equipment
TFM Stained Glass Window
The Firefighting "Ladies"
from the horses, fire gongs, bells, badges, buckets and...
Hundreds of antique fire toys
can be found on the second floor of the museum. An
extensive collection of scrapbooks, reference materials
and Toledo Fire Division journals dating back to the
1800's is housed in the museum's library.
Hundreds of photographs of notable fires and Fire Division
In addition, the chronological history of the T.F.D.
This turn of the century display was made possible through
Click HERE for a report (Spring, 1985)
on the Toledo Firefighters Museum
from the Ohio Professional Fire Fighter
and learning center that was once the firefighters
sleeping quarters. "Jed's Bedroom" and
"Fireman Freddy's Fire Station" were constructed
to allow children to actually role play situations
they might encounter in their home.
Under the trained supervision of the Fire Prevention
The Man Who Created Fireman Freddy
Home Fire Escape Drill - Escape Plan and
Practicing your Plan
Home Fire Escape Tips
The Thank-You Board - from children who visited TFM
Click on Spot
for history of
organization, was founded in 1976, as part of the
City of Toledo's celebration of
The museum's first display was located in the
If you have items in your attic, basement, garage, etc., consider donating them to the museum so everyone can enjoy seeing them. Items can also be loaned to the museum, if you wish.
We also have fund donations set up including the Stamp Fund to help us pay newsletter mail costs, and the Coloring Book Fund.
Contact us for further information (419-478-3473)
We are a 501c3 charitable organization and all donations
are tax deductible for those who itemize.
Winter: Saturday 12-4 pm
evenings by appointment
Visit our Gift Shop!
Play music? Old Fire
Sheet music here!
Taking the Museum
On the Road
The Last Alarm
(List covering 10 years of TFD
firefighters who have passed on)
If I Knew...a poem
The Ultimate Sacrifice
(Those who died in the line of duty)
Five Chiefs Reminiscing -
200 years aggregate of fire-
fighting in Toledo
Credit Union Homepage
Toledo Firefighters Health Plan
Toledo Convention/Visitor Bur.
Volunteers Painting the Fire Museum
our various pages as
well as others.
The Firefighter's Prayer
Fire Museums listing
Jim the Fire Horse
Toledo Fire Horses
The Fireman's Wife
The Fireman's Dream
Hall of Flame
The Midnight Fire Alarm
Society Preserving Old Fire
Fire Collector News
Twas the Night Before Christmas for Firemen
Creation of a Firefighter
What is a Fireman?
The Saddest Job
The Chief's Laws
Misc. Fire Pictures
The Littlest Firefighter
10/05/01 Symphony Photos
"When I Grow Up, I Want To Be A Fireman"
God Bless Firefighters