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What do Fire Museum Volunteers do?

A little Bit of Everything.

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The Fire Museum of Maryland would not function without the service and dedication of our volunteers.

Retired firefighters, historians, woodworkers, historic re-enactors, archivists, and mechanics all play a vital role in our ability to maintain, preserve, and restore our collection and buildings.

Here are just a few examples of the many things our volunteers help us with. If any of this piques your interest, please get in touch with us!

Rebuilding fire alarm telegraph instruments

  • Tuesday Night Work Crew (7-9:30)

  • Join the Crew  of the BCFD Fireboat "Tommy"

  • Repairing damaged artifacts, polishing and painting, construction projects, buildings and grounds maintenance

  • Scanning and cataloging photographs and other items, and other collections duties

  • Restoring our wooden firehouse doors

  • Restoring from the frame up our 1920 Seagrave

  • Constructing new scenes on our Holiday Train Garden

  • Assisting with Online and Social Media Marketing

  • Assisting with virtual and in-person educational programs and events


We always have items needing our attention, and rarely do we have enough time! Any help you can provide is greatly appreciated.

Fire Museum of Maryland Capial Campaign 2018
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