Kansas Firefighters Museum
Historic Engine House No. 6

1300 South Broadway
Wichita Kansas 67211
(316) 264-5990

Saturday: 11AM - 3PM
Adults $3    Seniors $2.50    Students $2

Kansas Fallen Firefighters Memorial - Wichita Kansas
Kansas Fallen Firefighters Memorial
Kansas Firefighters Museum - Wichita Kansas

Wichita, Kansas Fire Department's Engine House No. 6 opened in 1909. It was the last horse drawn fire station in Wichita to switch to motor vehicles in 1918, and continued to operate until 1953. In 1993 the building was restored and became the Kansas Firefighters Museum. Firehouse Number Six was placed on the National and Kansas Registers of Historic Places in 1994.

In addition to the fire vehicles shown on this page, the upstairs of the Kansas Firefighters Museum is filled with displays of fire helmets, uniforms, badges, caps, wooden water mains, hydrants, nozzles, alarms, leather buckets, extinguishers, ladders, toys, fire related photographs, and fire manuals.

The memorial garden south of the Kansas Firefighters Museum was dedicated in June, 2002. The garden includes a wall with the names of Kansas fallen firefighters, a courtyard of engraved bricks donated by family and friends and "Last Call," a life sized statue of a firefighter holding a fallen firefighter.

Although many visitors will be satisfied with a half hour or less, those with sufficient interest may spend hours at the Kansas Firefighters Museum.

Kansas Firefighters Museum
Fire trucks and horse drawn fire pumper wagon.

19th Century handdrawn chemical extinguisher
19th Century hand drawn chemical extinguisher fire wagon.

1880s Howe handpumper
1880s Howe hand pumper fire wagon

1909 horsedrawn chemical and hose wagon
1909 horse drawn chemical and hose wagon.

1902 American LaFrance Metropolitan steam powered pumper
American LaFrance Metropolitan steam powered pumper purchased by Wichita Fire Department in 1902

Kansas firefighters memorial wall of honor
Wall honoring and listing the names, cities and years of fallen firefighters

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