The National Fire Heritage Center exists to preserve and protect the history of the American Fire Protection Services and allied disciplines through identification, acquisition, restoration, and conservation of historic information.
The National Fire Heritage Center is committed to the preservation of ideas including: the legacy of written and original works by individual contributors within the profession; the published history and literature of the American Fire Service Industry; as well as conservation of oral histories.
The NFHC newsletter offers information about our organization, the connections we have been making, articles of interest, preservation tips, recognition of lost leaders in our industry, book reviews, oral interviews, and meeting notices.
This section provides bibliographic information about the large collections that have been donated by our board, members, and people in the fire service industry. Since our move to the current location all of this material still needs to be cataloged, scanned, and archived. Check-back frequently as this section of our website continues to grow!
This section provides historic documents that were scanned and are available for you to download; including the Wingspread Conferences and America Burning reports. As our collection gets cataloged, this section will grow with the extensive resouces already in storage, as well as contain the resources in bibliographies of the Individual Collections section.
Ron Coleman, CA State Fire Marshal, Retired