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Our Displays and Exhibits

The museum has more than 30 collections that include:

  • Horse drawn and motorized fire apparatus
  • uniforms and badges
  • helmets and patches
  • firefighting turnout gear
  • firefighting tools and fire extinguishers
  • fire alarm boxes
  • photographs and postcards
  • fire company journals
  • models and toys
  • videos and films
  • interactive exhibits
Special collections include Buffalo Fire Appliance equipment, Young Fire equipment, the Chester Schroeck Collection, firefighting around the world, September 11, 2001 display and a collection of artifacts from the December 27, 1983 propane explosion; which claimed the lives of 5 members of the Buffalo Fire Department.