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April 27, 2018

Thanks to the continued support of the Motorola Solutions Foundation, the Fire Museum was able to partner with the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland (GSCM). Together, our organizations created STEM Femmes, a fire safety and STEM patch program that allowed Girl Scout...

April 27, 2017

Did our last blog post about the restoration of our 1899 steam fire engine peak your curiosity about such infernal machines? Well, you aren’t alone. As we've been getting ready for the museum's annual Steam Show, I have done some research on early steam fire e...

March 16, 2017

In 2015 the Fire Museum's only functional steam fire engine was put out of commission when the boiler was deemed unsafe. This began a two year endeavor of raising money, finding a boiler maker, and completely rebuilding our 1899 American Fire Engine Company steamer...

July 20, 2016

The Fire Museum of Maryland is thrilled to announce it has received a generous grant of $20,000 from the Motorola Solutions Foundation to fund Free STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs as part of our Full STEM Ahead initiative. The three parts...

May 5, 2016

As a museum, education is the driving force of our mission. We have established tour programs that are popular with students and adults. For students, they are designed to align with Maryland’s Curriculum Standards. However, most people do not realize that we are r...

March 9, 2016

There are hundreds of things to consider when it comes to keeping your family safe. On Saturday, March 5th the Fire Museum's third annual Family Safety Day helped visitors address these considerations. The museum did this by connecting our visitors with companies p...

January 14, 2016


 Where is the place for telegraph technology in the modern digital world? Abraham Brecher has been answering that question for forty years. As president and founder of Digitize, he has created fire and alarm monitoring systems which integrate existing telegraph sy...

December 21, 2015

One of the most remarkable things about the Fire Museum of Maryland is that many pieces of the wheeled collection can actually be operated. They can be called upon to drive, pump water, and give rides. And I will readily admit that the idea of driving a 97 year old...

November 3, 2015

Have you ever wondered how people got word to the Fire Department if their home was ablaze in the days before telephones? In colonial America it was not much more than ringing bells, sounding rattles, and screaming “Fire!” as loud as your voice would allow. By the...