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Programs & Events

The National Firefighting

Outreach, Groups & Rentals

The Hall of Flame Museum offers many opportunities for the community to experience the museum, including special tours, educational programs, events, community outreach, and rental of the facility for private events.

To Schedule a Tour or Event

 

FOR EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS & TOURS:
Call 602-275-3473 and ask for the Curator of Education, Mark Moorhead.

Host Your Event at Hall of Flame

Birthday Parties

The Hall of Flame can accommodate up to 40 children or adults for birthday parties on Saturdays.

Rent Our Gallery Space

Hall of Flame’s galleries offer a unique space for after hours functions up to 250 people.

Storytime Tours

Groups are divided into classes of no more than 40 children. The Curator of Education, Mark Moorhead, and his staff of docents and volunteers introduce the class to the basics of fire safety and prevention. They get the chance to hear a fire safety related story, play on a real fire engine, learn life saving fire safety techniques, watch a fire safety video, and have lots of fun! Story hours are very popular with home schoolers, cub scout and girl scout groups, day care centers, preschools, and parents groups. They can be scheduled for anytime between 9 AM and 3 PM, Monday through Friday. Most story hours take about an hour. They can be scheduled for anytime between 9 AM and 3 PM, Monday through Friday. Most story hours take about an hour. They can be scheduled on fairly short notice, but we do require a reservation to avoid too many groups at one time.

Fee: $8.00 per person. Teachers are free. All other adults pay $10.00 $80.00 minimum applies to any guided tour with less than 10 participants.

Wet N’ Wild Workshop

This hands-on version of our popular Storytime Tour is perfect for future fire fighters! It’s aimed at kids from Kindergarten through the 2nd grade, and includes a story and video and finally a demonstration of pumping from the museum’s 1969 Mack fire engine.

Kids are organized into bucket brigades, aim the booster hose of the Mack at a target, and operate the combination fog/solid stream nozzle of the booster line. These workshops take about 2 hours and can be scheduled for the morning or afternoon, Monday through Friday.

Fee: $8.00 per student. Teachers are free. All other adults pay $10.00. $80.00 minimum applies to any guided tour with less than 10 participants.

Junior Firefighters Workshop

This is the most popular educational program the museum offers. A tour of the museum’s collection of antique fire fighting equipment is enhanced with action packed activities. Workshops are aimed at kids from 3rd through the 6th grade, and include a tour of the galleries, a fire safety presentation, and a demonstration of pumping from the museum’s 1969 Mack fire engine and, with smaller groups, a hand pumped fire engine built in 1880.

Mark organizes the kids into bucket brigades and assigns others to “man the brakes” of the hand pumper. The kids also aim the booster hose of the Mack at a target and operate the combination fog/solid stream nozzle of the booster line. Workshops can be scheduled for the morning or afternoon, Monday through Friday.

Fee: $8.00 per student. Teachers are free. All other adults pay $10.00. $80.00 minimum applies to any guided tour with less than 10 participants.

School Group Tours

These tours are aimed at school children and have two objectives. First, students learn about the basics of firefighting from a historic perspective, beginning with the hand drawn engines of the 18th century and finishing with modern firefighting methods. Second, museum tour leaders show videos and demonstrate the principles of fire safety behavior. Kids see a fire safety video and they visit the museum’s fire safety exhibit area, where they can prepare an escape plan, practice stop – drop – roll, inspect a house for fire safety violations, and learn how to call 9-1-1. They also get to dress up in firefighter uniforms and climb aboard the museum’s 1951 American La France fire engine.

The museum can handle up to 100 children at a time. They are divided into groups of no more than 30 children and led by staff / docents and volunteers, most of whom are retired firefighters. Teachers must reserve a time for these tours. They are available from 9 AM to 2 PM, Monday through Friday. Our busiest month for these tours is October, which is fire safety month. We recommend that teachers schedule a group tour in any month besides October, so that we can better accommodate their needs.

Fee: $8.00 per person. Teachers are free. All other adults pay $10 each. $160.00 minimum applies to any guided tour with less than 20 participants.

Fire Safety Outreach

For schools and day care facilities which cannot visit the museum, the Hall of Flame can come to you! Mark will demonstrate the basics of fire safety to classes to the youngest future fire fighters. He uses the same curriculum as firefighters when they visit schools. Unfortunately most fire departments do not have the staff to visit every school who requests a visit, so Mark helps to bridge some of these gaps.

Your students will learn about safety issues with video presentations, games, and more! Teachers love this fun filled and creative explanation of basic fire safety and science.

Fee: $8.00 per student. Minimum fee is $160.00 for groups of less than 20. Teachers are free. All other adults pay $10 each.

Adult and Senior Group Tours

The museum offers guided tours of the galleries for adult groups and senior citizen groups of 10 or more. Tours usually take an hour, but can vary to meet the interests of the group.

The museum is a popular destination for bus tours as well as senior living communities.

Fee: $8.00 per person. Minimum fee is $80.00 for groups of less than 10

Fire House Open House

The museum sponsors our Fire House Open House on the museum grounds. Often held in the fall, these open house events include rides on a museum fire engine, face painting, games, drawings, and visits with professional entertainers.

Local fire departments bring their latest pieces of apparatus and welcome kids to climb aboard. Smokey Bear is also usually available for hugs by kids and photo ops for parents.

Admission is free to all during those hours. Open Houses typically draw well over a thousand visitors to the museum. Call 602-275-3473 for the date and other details.

Birthday Parties

The Hall of Flame hosts birthday parties for groups of 10- 40 adults and children on Saturdays. The parties all include tables and kids’ activities in the Hall’s air conditioned Fire Safety Exhibit Area, fire safety videos, and tours of the museum.

 

For scheduling and prices, please contact our Volunteer Captain, Ron Deutsch, at 602 540 1554.

Birthday Parties

A 1952 fire engine is available for boarding. For an additional fee children and adults can board one of the museum’s vintage fire engines for a trip around the museum.

It’s possible to schedule a pumping demonstration where kids can operate the pump of one of the motorized fire engines in the collection as well as one of the museum’s antique hand pumped fire engines.

For scheduling and prices, please contact our Volunteer Captain, Ron Deutsch, at 602 540 1554.

Private Parties

The Hall of Flame rents its galleries for after hours dinners and receptions. One gallery can accommodate up to 250 people for a sit down dinner. Another gallery can handle up to 40 people. People at the event have access to the museum’s exhibit galleries. Museum staff are on hand to describe the exhibits. The museum makes the galleries available. Renters are responsible for catering, tables and chairs, and cleanup.

Contact Details:
  • Phone: (602) 275-3473
  • Fax: (602) 275-0896
  • email: webmaster@HallofFlame.org
    Address:

    6101 East Van Buren St.
    Phoenix, AZ 85008

    Hours:

    Tuesday through Saturday
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Sunday
    Closed

    Monday - Open for tours of 8 or more by reservation