The St. Joseph Fire Museum
Did you know that the St. Joseph Fire Department was one of the first (some say the first!) in the country to implement the fire pole? You can see that and more at the St. Joseph Fire Museum.
The Museum is located in the former St. Joseph Fire Station Number Five and is considered by many to be an architectural masterpiece. The Fire Museum contains a large collection of historical firefighting equipment that has been used to protect the residents of St. Joseph for over 140 years. Much of the collection has been meticulously restored to original condition including fire trucks that were used to fight fires throughout the City.
The St. Joseph Fire Department was founded in 1865 and throughout its history, members of the Department introduced several innovative fire fighting methods that have led to the advancement of firefighting techniques throughout the country.
The Museum is located just South of Downtown St. Joseph, directly between the historical Pony Express Museum and the Patee House Museum.
May - September, Monday - Friday, 10 am - 3 pm. Open any other time by appointment. Closed all national holidays. Admission is free, donations are requested.
1202 South 11th Street
St. Joseph, MO 64501