The City of Jackson Public Fire Safety Education Center and Fire Museum became a reality in 1993 when a bond issue was passed by the citizens in the amount of $468,000 to renovate the Goodyear building on Woodrow Wilson. In this renovation Station 10 would be housed, a fire museum established, and the Public Fire Safety Education Division relocated to form a complex to address all aspects of the past and present of the fire department.
The City of Jackson Public Fire Safety Education Center and Fire Museum consists of artifacts including records, an 1870 parade uniform, communication equipment, pictures, helmets, fire apparatus, such as a 1904 horse-drawn steamer, a 1917 chain-driven American LaFrance, a 1936 Seagrave, and more, which give its visitors the history of the Jackson Fire Department from the early 1800s to the actual equipment used in fighting fires today. This complex has educational displays and materials which provide valuable information for the public in how to prevent fires and protect their lives and property from fire loss or damage.
To complement these important historical properties will be a Public Fire Safety Education Center, which will provide the public with valuable training and information from pre-school children to adults on fire prevention to help save lives and property.
After receiving a fire safety presentation consisting of Stop Drop and Roll, crawling under real smoke and the 911 simulator, the participant tours the museum area to view the history of the department from 1839 to the present. The final venture is to proceed to the active fire station to visit and experience firefighters at work.