Board Members


“The purpose and mission of the Dallas Firefighter’s Museum is to provide
the City of Dallas a thriving and well-attended historical and educational
asset. The Museum will teach fire safety, honor fallen heroes of the
Department and preserve firefighting heritage.”

Museum Board Members:


Trixie Lohrke, President
Battalion Chief District 8
Dallas Fire Rescue

Daniel DeYear, Vice President
Deputy Chief, Dallas Fire Rescue

Ray Cherry, Board Secretary - Community Leader
Vice President of Sales, Dallas Security Systems

Sherwood E. Blount, Jr., Treasurer and Capital Campaign Chair - Community Leader
President, Parkway Realtors

Rett Blankenship, Past President – Ret’d (2015) Captain, Dallas Fire Rescue



Stuart Grant,
Assistant Chief,
Grapevine Fire Department
Fmr Museum President

J. D. Travis
Head of Maintenance Division
Dallas Fire Rescue

Joe Piper
Head of EMS Training
Dallas Fire Rescue

John Slate, CA
City Archivist
Dallas Municipal Archives,
City Secretary’s Office
City of Dallas

Bill Manning Annual Campaign Chair
Community Leader and Box 4 Member
President, Manning & Manning

Marshall Pettway
Firefighter, Dallas Fire Rescue

Laurel Pitman
Captain, Arson, Dallas Fire Rescue

Denny Burris
Retired Chaplain, Dallas Fire Rescue

Justin Treaster
Firefighter, Station 36, B

Michael Otto
Lieutenant, Station 55, B

Gene Conway
Texas Fire Museum.


Zip Crawford, Retired, Dallas Fire Rescue
Terry May, Retired, Dallas Fire Rescue
Bubba(Gary) Benningfield, Retired, Dallas Fire Rescue
Mike Tunnell, Retired, Dallas Fire Rescue
Donnie Rogers, Retired, Dallas Fire Rescue

Key Committee Members

Debbie Carlin
Ret’d Assistant Fire Chief, Dallas Fire Rescue
Capital Campaign Committee

Mary Brown
Museum Finance/Bookkeeper