Hall Of Flame Museum

Heritage, history, and honor burn brightly in The Hall of Flame Museum in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Let’s face it, kids of all ages love fire trucks, and there are more than a few car guys who restore and show them. Ron Moorhead, a retired firefighter, is one.
Jay Leno is another, though his a 1941 American LaFrance his has been modified so it can haul people or motorcycles behind the cockpit.

1935 American La France in Hall Of Flame Museum
You may see the occasional old fire engine at a local cruise-in, but the best place to see classic firefighting equipment is the Hall of Flame Fire Museum and the National Firefighting Hall of Heroes in Phoenix, Arizona, where more than 130 fully restored pieces are on display, one of them dating to 1725, 51 years before USA became a country.

The Hall of Flame is sponsored by the National Historical Fire Foundation, established in 1961 by George F. Getz Jr., whose wife, Olive Atwater Getz, bought him a 1924 American LaFrance Type 12 as a Christmas present in 1955.

1890 Asa La France Firetruck in Hall Of Flame Museum
The Getz lived at Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, where George used to five local children rides on his truck. Over the years he added other fire trucks to what became a collection housed in Kenosha, Wisconsin until 1970, when the family moved to Scottsdale, Arizona.

Fire Truck in Hall Of Flame Museum
The Hall of Flame opened in its current location, near Papago Park (across the road from the Phoenix Zoo and adjacent to Phoenix Municipal Stadium, spring training facilities for the Oakland A’s) in 1974.

The Hall of Flame is over 35,000 square feet. It contains four large main galleries, one smaller secondary gallery, a theater, and the National Hall of Heroes.

1930 Moreland 'Pumper G' Fire Truck in Hall Of Flame Museum
The collection includes firefighting equipment from the United States, Europe and Japan. There also are displays of firefighting uniforms, an exhibit on forest fires, a firefighting dispatch center and a hands-on fire safety center for children.

1966 Mack model C Fire Truck in Hall Of Flame Museum
The Hall of Flame, at 6101 E. Van Buren St., is open to visitors Tuesday – Saturday from 10am to 6pm. For more information, visit the Hall of Flame website.

Do you wanna see a modern fire truck in action?
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