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and Fallen Firefighter Memorial
Hours: Saturdays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
and by appointment for groups over 15.
Admission: Adults $3.00; Seniors $2.50;
Students $2.00; Under 5 Free
Future plans are to build an new addition to the east of the present museum complementary to the turn of the century architecture of the present museum, park and surrounding neighborhood. Included in the addition would be rest rooms, more display area for fire apparatus and an elevator for handicapped access to the second floor
A memorial garden south of the museum was dedicated in June, 2002. It includes a wall with the names of Kansas fallen firefighters, a courtyard of engraved bricks donated by family and friends and a life-size statue of a firefighter amid fire debris holding a comrade’s helmet.
Find us or send us a letter:
The Kansas Firefighters Museum
1300 S. Broadway, Wichita, Kansas 67211
Call us: 316-264-5990
For questions and comments, please email: email@example.com
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FIRE CAMP IS COMING SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2016.
WHERE IS FIRE CAMP?
Wichita South High School (NE corner of campus)
701 W. 33rd Street South, Wichita, Kansas
WHAT IS FIRE CAMP?
Fire camp is a one day camp giving a hands-on experience for youth into the world of firefighting.
You will have an opportunity to participate in hands-on activity stations that will give you a real feel for whether this career is the right one or you.
The stations are lead by real firefighters from multiple fire departments in our local area.
Search Maze, Water Rescue, High Angle Repelling, Hose Pull/Firefighter Hose Line Battle, Medical, Bucket Brigade,
Search & Rescue, Bunker Gear Race, Haz Mat Station, Combat Challenge, and more coming this year!
WHO IS IT FOR?
This is a one day camp that will be FREE to up to 100 students who pre-register for this event by completing and submitting the registration form with a postmark no later than May 1, 2016.
SPONSORS & FIREFIGHTERS
FIREFIGHTERS – Interested in helping at camp? Call us at (316) 648-3662.
POTENTIAL SPONSORS – We welcome businesses and private sponsors to join us in our effort to serve our community.
We are a non-profit organization. Call (316) 648-0563 to see how you can help us!
PLAN FOR AN INCREDIBLE, FUN-FILLED DAY!
8:00 Check In and Opening Ceremonies
9:00 – 12:10 Firefighter Station Activities
12:10 – 12:40 Lunch will be provided
12:50 – 4:00 Firefighter Station Activities
4:15 – 4:30 Closing
___Sunscreen ___Jacket or sweatshirt (Depending on the weather)
___Medications ___Change of Clothes
___Hat ___Tennis Shoes (NO open toe shoes or sandals!)
___Towel ___Bug Spray
___Water Bottle ___Positive Attitude
SPECIAL THANKS TO:
Hutchinson Community College, Salvation Army, South High School and Walgreens along with our local fire departments and firefighters who all came together to make this possible!
Little did we know the impact we would make as we started to identify and connect with kids across the state through firefighters as they ran calls, or agencies like Big Brothers & Sisters across Kansas and even local teachers and churches who have helped us identify kids in need along the way. Not only do firefighters get to enjoy the gift of giving kids coats, scarves, hats and gloves, but they also brighten the day of families in ways they never imagined.
Once kids are identified, they are invited along with their parents to a special day to receive their winter wear with a personal “shopping buddy-firefighter”. We provide hot chocolate, coffee, breakfast, and families enjoy games and amazing fire trucks on display.
For those unable to bring their kids, we have firefighters who personally deliver coats. Additional families who benefit are those who are fire victims.
With the help of proceeds from calendar sales and a partnership with local fire departments we purchase coats and provide winter wear to over 500 children every year. We are expecting the need to grow this coming year with the large number of families affected by layoffs and downsizing of many businesses.
HOW YOU CAN HELP!
The Kansas Firefighters Museum in partnership with 104.5 The Fox, FireHouse Subs (Wichita locations), Sedgwick County Fire Department, RiverWalk Church Of Christ, and Wichita Fire Department invite the public to donate a new winter item (hat, gloves, scarf, or coat) for a child in need. We identify children through various groups like firefighters, police officers, social workers, and various community support organizations.
What: Coats For Kids Drive
When: First weekend of November to last weekend of November
New Winter Item Donation Drop Off points:
Kansas Firefighters Museum 1300 S. Broadway
FireHouse Subs – 8007 E. Kellogg Dr #18, Wichita & 2755 N Maize Rd #111, Wichita
Sedgwick County Fire Stations
RiverWalk Church Of Christ – 225 N. Waco, Wichita
Wichita Fire Station
You can also help put a coat on a kid by purchasing a calendar!
If you have a heart of a servant and love reaching out to our community, Kansas kids, help us make a difference in our state, showing ….
THE STRENGH OF KANSAS with our KANSAS FIREFIGHTER CALENDAR TEAM!