Get Involved

Volunteer.  Share your expertise or enthusiasm to help Oregon Fire Service Museum meet its goals.  Contact us to learn how you can become involved.


Make a gift.    Your tax-deductible donation will help build and maintain

a permanent museum facility that will benefit society for generations to come. 

Click DONATE button to the right.  If you prefer, checks can be made out to

“Oregon Fire Service Museum” and mailed to our office at

1284 Court Street NE, Salem, OR 97301.  Thank you for your support!


Donate supplies.  Make an in-kind gift of building materials, labor, or other goods and you’ll play a valuable role in constructing the Oregon Fire Service Museum.  Please contact us to discuss in-kind opportunities.


Share Oregon’s Fire Service History.  Help us collect and preserve Oregon’s fire service history for future generations by donating artifacts related to fires and firefighting in Oregon, such as:

  • Antique and vintage uniforms and badges

  • Photos of fires, firefighters, and fire apparatus

  • Documents, including correspondence, journals, newspaper articles, memoirs, obituaries, etcetera.

  • Oregon fire department and district histories

  • U.S. Forest Service and Oregon Department of Forestry fire prevention and fire fighting artifacts

  • Antique and vintage presentation items, equipment, and other artifacts.


Specific requests for exhibits:  

  • Vintage firehose cabinet


To send: If you wish to donate a large or fragile item, please first contact us.

Place items such as photos into separate envelopes labeled with any identifying information.  Put envelopes into a larger cardboard photo mailer and mail to:

Shirley Tormey, Curator

Oregon Fire Service Museum

1284 Court Street NE

Salem, OR 97301


Become a Sponsor.  Play an instrumental role in funding construction of Oregon Fire Service Museum, Memorial, and Learning Center.  To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact us.


Become a Member.  


Planned Giving. By including the Oregon Fire Service Museum in your estate planning, you can help ensure the completion and continued operation of the museum. To include the Oregon Fire Service Museum in your will, just include the following text:  “I hereby bequeath to The Oregon Fire Service Museum Memorial & Learning Center at 1284 Court Street NE, Salem, OR 97301, a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization with IRS tax identification number 93-1100605, (percentage of estate or dollar amount) to be used for (program of choice) or as determined by the board of directors.”

The Hug Puppies Program provides Oregon fire districts and departments with small stuffed Dalmatian dogs to give to traumatized children.  Each $5.00 donation purchases a Hug Puppy for a child while also supporting Oregon Fire Service Museum’s operating budget. Checks may be sent to:


“Hug Puppies Program”

Oregon Fire Service Museum;

 1284 Court Street NE

Salem, OR 97301


Tell us the first name of someone you wish to honor and we will write that on a paper dog tag for “your” dog before we distribute it to firefighters around the state.

You may purchase a dog to keep for $7.00

Buy a Brick.  Honor or memorialize a hero or loved one or express your personal or your business’ support with an engraved brick for our entry area and fire service memorial space.


Light the Fire Museum.  Help provide lighting or other permanent fixtures and furnishing for Oregon Fire Service Museum’s new building at Powerland Heritage Park.


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2019 Recipients of one dozen Hug Puppies each:

West Valley Fire District

Tangent RFPD

Lane Fire Authority

Umatilla Co. Fire District 1

Canby Fire District

Stayton Fire District

Yamhill Fire Protection District

Lowell RFPD

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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


Future Museum Location

3995 Brooklake Rd NE, Salem, OR 97303

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