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“By providing this opportunity for the community to experience and understand the progression of fire protection, Oregon Fire Service Museum will be keeping history alive and perhaps inspiring the next generation of firefighters.  Oregon Fire Service Museum is a valuable institution for our community and our future.”                            --Terry Riley, Fire Chief

                                                                             Marion County Fire District #1

Mailing Address

1284 Court St, NE

Salem, OR 97301

1-888-313-6873

Future Museum Location

3995 Brooklake Rd NE, Salem, OR 97303

Building Project

Oregon Fire Service Museum is constructing the first phase of its museum facility at Powerland Heritage Park, just off I-5 near Salem, Oregon’s capital.  Powerland is a community of heritage museums, including a vintage truck museum and conference center, a steam engine museum, trolley museum, logging museum, heavy construction and farm equipment museums, an early gas engine museum, an antique car and motorcycle museum, a steam sawmill, and more. 

 

The initial phase of construction will create a firehouse museum building reflecting the architecture of a 1920s two-bay, two-story firehouse with single-story education wings.  Antique fire apparatus, artifacts, and displays will convey the technology and history of firefighting in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  In one education hall, visitors of all ages will learn about Oregon’s early fire companies, walk through displays that tell the story of major historic Oregon fires, glimpse a little of the life of firefighters, and participate in an interactive fire safety learning experience. The second hall will feature an exhibit about early factory fire suppression. Behind the firehouse, a small showroom will accommodate a portion of the museum’s collection of antique and vintage fire apparatus.  A mezzanine will provide OFSM with much needed office and archival storage areas.

 

Further phased construction will add a memorial plaza, additional vehicle showroom space, and a restoration workroom.  Eventually, an elevator will be installed and the second floor expanded to provide space for a major wildland firefighting exhibit, rotating exhibit gallery, and other exciting features.

 

You can support our on-going construction with a monetary or in-kind donation or through our Light the Fire Museum or Buy a Brick programs.  Click on the links for the forms.

PROJECT SUPPORTERS

Oregon Community Foundation

Union Pacific Railroad Foundation

Dimmer Family Foundation

Marion Cultural Development Corporation

Autzen Foundation

Location: Powerland Heritage Park is located in Salem, Oregon, just 1/4 mile west off of Exit 263 on I-5 (about 8 miles north of Salem). Go west 2 blocks on Brooklake Road and you will find Powerland on the north side of the road.