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Milwaukee Fire Education Center & Museum [edit]
1615 W. Oklahoma Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53215
(414) 286-5272
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Inside one of the five bungalow style firehouses built in the 1920s by Milwaukee architect Charles Malig, there is a quiet treasure.

The Milwaukee Fire Education Center and Museum, 1615 W. Oklahoma Ave., isn't exactly a secret, but considering the passion for the history of firefighting that burns in the folks that maintain and grow it, it almost feels like it.

To the naked eye, the former firehouse, built in 1927, is a repository for old vehicles, a brass fireman's pole, call boxes and other memorabilia. But the resources housed in the museum go much deeper.

There are all kinds of records stored in filing cabinets. There is a box of old run cards which told firehouses which units were expected to respond to blazes for the entire city. And that's just the start.

Open first Sunday of each month, excluding holidays, 1-4 p.m., or by appointment.


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