A Legacy of firefighting in the City of Dallas
For over 50 years, the Museum has been operated by active-duty and retired firefighters. Working during their time off, they have given tours, managed educational programming, and maintained the Museum. The board ensures that the memory of fallen firefighters sacrificed will not be forgotten. The Museum works to collect, preserve, and present the history and cultural heritage of the fire service of Dallas and to provide fire prevention and all-hazards life safety education to the public, especially children.
The mission of the Dallas Firefighter’s Museum is to collect, preserve, and present the history, cultural heritage and honor fallen heroes of the Department and to provide fire prevention, protection, and all-hazards life safety education to the public, especially children.
Trixie G. Lohrke
Battalion Chief 8B, DFR
Board Vice President
Deputy Chief, DFR
Sherwood E. Blount, Jr.
Capital Campaign Chair
Battalion Chief 5A, DFR
BOard of Directors
Battalion Chief, Cedar Hill Fire Dept. Retired
Past Museum President
Captain, DFR Retired
Texas Fire Museum
Kimberly L. Davies
Cali M. Franks
Bocell Ridley, P.C.
Assistant Chief, GFD
Deputy Chief, DFR Retired
Captain, DFR Retired
Pioneer DFW Realty
Driver Engineer, DFR Retired
Assistant Fire Chief DFR, Retired
Fleet Services Manager, DFR Retired
Driver Engineer, DFR Station 37
Head of EMS Training, DFR
Captain, Arson DFR
City Archivist, Dallas Municipal Archives
Head of Maintenance, DFR Retired
Gary "Bubba" Benningfield
Michael G. Hoskins
Key Committee Members
When the Board of the Dallas Firefighter's Museum decided that they wanted to expand the part of the mission statement that speaks to teaching fire safety to children - they decided to increase the outreach exponentially. With an emphasis on Fire Prevention and All-Hazards Life Safety education towards school-age children.
The Board knew that they would need to upgrade the facility as the Museum had never been renovated since its opening in 1975. The Board planned a capital campaign into two phases. Which consisted of Phase I to renovate the exterior of the building and Phase II to renovate the entire interior of the building.
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