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 provide the City of Dallas a well-attended historical and educational asset.  The Museum will teach fire safety, honor fallen heroes of the Department and preserve firefighting heritage.

Executive Board

Trixie G. Lohrke
Board President
Battalion Chief 8B, DFR

Daniel DeYear
Board Vice President
Deputy Chief, DFR

Ray Cherry 
Board Secretary
Honorary Chief 

Sherwood E. Blount, Jr.
Capital Campaign Chair
Honorary Chief

Chuck Hampton
Battalion Chief 5A, DFR

BOard of Directors

David Allen
Battalion Chief, Cedar Hill Fire Dept. Retired

Rett Blankenship
Past Museum President
Captain, DFR Retired

Gene Conway
Texas Fire Museum

Kimberly L. Davies
Registered Nurse
Children's Health 

Cali M. Franks
Bocell Ridley, P.C.

Stuart Grant
Assistant Chief, GFD
Deputy Chief, DFR Retired

Marshall Pettway
Driver Engineer, DFR
Station 37

Don Howard
Captain, DFR Retired 

Ean Schuessler
Co-Founder, Brainfood

Justin Treaster
Pioneer DFW Realty
Driver Engineer, DFR Retired

Brent Wise
Captain, DFR
Station 33B


 Debbie Carlin

Assistant Fire Chief DFR, Retired

Jimmy Faulkner
 Fleet Services Manager, DFR Retired 

Bill Manning

Community Leader and Box 4 Member

Joe Piper
Head of EMS Training, DFR  

Laurel Pitman
Captain, Arson DFR

John Slate
City Archivist, Dallas Municipal Archives

J.D. Travis 
Head of Maintenance, DFR Retired

Museum Docents

David P. Allen
Gary "Bubba" Benningfield
Michael G. Hoskins
Terry May

Key Committee Members

Mary Brown
Patty Pickard
Shannon Braden

Building for
the Future

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. 

We have gathered the best resources for Firefighters and Uniformed Personnel.

We update these lists regularly so check back often. And if you have a recommendation of something we should be listing - let us know!


Contact Us

3801 Parry Avenue 
Dallas, Texas 75226



Wednesday - Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


© 2020 Dallas Firefighter's Museum, Inc.

  • Instagram
  • YouTube
  • Black Facebook Icon