This is an archive page. The Traditions Fire Company & Museum has closed and the Great Mall is scheduled for demolition.
One of the newest museums in Olathe, Kansas - Traditions Fire Company and Museum opened in the spring of 2009. The one room museum has a 1955 American Lafrance Ladder Truck which last belonged to the Webb City Fire Department and a handful of other exhibits. Nearly everything on display in the museum, may be seen in these photos.
The purpose of the fire company and museum is to receive, renovate and display historical fire & rescue apparatus, equipment a& supplies for the purpose of public education and information. The Traditions Fire Company and Museum was incorporated in 2001 and is approved as a 501(c)3 The Traditions Fire Company and Museum (TFC) was incorporated January 29th of 2001 as a not-for profit company in the state of Kansas. The TFC is approved as a 501(c)3 corporation. The Traditions Fire Company has a web site, but it has not been updated in many years.
The free Traditions Fire Company Museum is scheduled to be open Thursday through Sunday, but may be closed without warning.
While some fire fighting enthusiasts may spend much more time, most vistors to the museum appeared to be satisfied with 5 - 10 minutes.
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