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The Fire Museum
The Fire Museum provides an entertaining and educational showcase of the history of fire fighting through exhibitions of artifacts while providing knowledge, skills, and education necessary to prevent the loss of life and/or property to the ravages of fire.

The City of Jackson 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 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

These exhibits give Fire Museum 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.