• The Fire Museum will host Dr. Antoinette J. Crawford-Willis for a talk and a signing of her children's book on Saturday, February 24, 2018 in celebration of Black History Month. Her book, The Promise: A Pioneer Firefighter's Story, is about Memphis Fire Department Deputy Director Robert J. Crawford’s experience as one of the first African American Pioneer Firefighters in the city of Memphis. Her book was published to celebrate her father’s legacy through storytelling. We hope you will join us as Dr. Crawford-Willis shares her father’s story from a child’s perspective.


    About the author: Dr. Antoinette J. Crawford-Willis recently returned to Memphis from Louisville, Kentucky where she served as Chair of the Kentucky Alliance for Arts Education. Dr. Crawford-Willis was a Master Teaching Artist at the Kentucky Center and also served as an Artist Educator and Consultant for the Kentucky Arts Council and The Kentucky Department of Education.

    The event is free to the public, and copies of the book will be available for purchase the day of the event in the museum gift shop. Last admission for a museum tour is at 3:30 pm. Admission to the museum is $10 for adults, $8 for children ages 3-18, and $8 for seniors and military.

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    West Tennessee Fire Marshals’ Association presents:

    The Annual West Tennessee Regional Fire Prevention Conference


    May 16th - 18th 2018.


    Hotel: The Hilton Memphis 939 Ridge Lake Blvd, Memphis, TN 38120

    Follow the link to reserve your room at the Hilton ($139/night).

    Reserve Your Room Here


    Conference Locations: Hilton Memphis & International Paper (Tower IV) 1740 International Drive, Memphis, TN 38120


    Registration: A $40.00 registration fee is required, payable through the Fire Museum of Memphis. Deadline of May 1st, 2018.

    118 Adams Ave, Memphis, TN 38103 (901) 636-5650.



    Onsite Registration: May 16th from 7:00am - 8:00am.


    All classes are approved by the State of Tennessee for recertification credit and by ICC for CEU’s.  Enclosed is the schedule of events. Schedule of events has changed and will be updated soon.  After hotel reservation, please RSVP by emailing: kevin.massey@memphistn.gov 

    We look forward to seeing you at the  2018 Annual West Tennessee Regional Fire Prevention Conference


    If you have any questions, please contact




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  • Calling our local fire fighters! Do you make the best chili in town? Want to prove it? You are invited to compete against professional and amateur chefs in the Bluff City Chili Cookoff to benefit Le Bonheur's Heart Institute. The event is on February 24 from 12-4 pm at 391 South Front Street. Entry fee is waived for our fire fighters - everything will be provided except for your award winning chili (pre-made before the event). For more information on how to enter, contact Fire Museum Director Shannon Perry at shannon.perry@memphistn.gov. For tickets to the event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bluff-city-chili-cook-off-tick…

    Join us for the 2018 Bluff City Chili Cook Off benefitting Le Bonheur Children's Hospital Heart Institute. You will taste the chili of 30 competitors from professional chefs to avid home cooks bringing you their best and hottest chili…
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The Fire Museum of Memphis has launched a fundraising campaign that includes a new commemorative brick program. The Fire Museum has begun selling engraved bricks that will be placed in the courtyard of the museum. The bricks can recognize an active or former firefighter, or they can be purchased as a memorial or honorarium. Bricks can also be purchased as a show of support for the Fire Museum or the Memphis Fire Department. For information about purchasing a brick, please go to https://fmm.engravedbricks.com/. (Note: there is no www before this web address.)  If you would like to contribute to the fundraising campaign or order a brick over the phone, please call 901-636-5650.
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