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6 - 1927 G.W. Hulse dies in the line of duty when his engine collided with an automobile at Ninth Street and Bishop Avenue en route to an alarm.

1950 A four alarm fire destroyed the Pleasant Grove Christian Church at 1324 Pleasant Grove Drive that resulted in a loss of $60,000.  Also on this date a $65,803 loss occurred at the corner of Grand & Midway on the State Fair Grounds when a Merry-go-round and Airplane and Auto Ride owned by R. J. and E. m. Stinnett burned.  Also damaged were a tilt-a-whirl and the roller rink building.

1982 Five alarm fire at #1614 South Ewing Avenue in a retail shopping center.

7 – 1941 J. S. Gass dies in the line of duty from injuries received when he is burned in cleaning fluid explosion at the Maintenance Shop.

1956 A two-alarm fire at 5:44 a.m. at 2520 Ross in a building owned by J. Grady Blanchette and occupied by Ed Daugherty, doing business as General Tire Company.  Defective wiring was to blame  for the $40,000 loss.

8 – 1953 A five-alarm fire ravaged a vacant warehouse located at 2401 South Harwood which was owned by the City of Dallas and was caused by an open fire.

1971 A two-alarm fire at 4235 S. Lamar happened in a one story old masonry packing plant owned by S. S. Borin as the Borin Packing Company.  The cause of the fire was due to careless use of a grease vat that resulted in overheating and caused $60,000 in damage.

9 – 1989 A three-alarm fire occurred at 7197 Holly Hill Drive in town homes that was caused by a plumbers torch and caused $332,500 in damage.


A Modern Museum

Our goal is to redefine the interior space of the Museum in order to create exhibits and preserve the antique equipment, artifacts and photos for generations to come. Below is the floor plan for the renovation of the first floor exhibit featuring all firefighting equipment and machinery. By changing the interior footprint, The Dallas Firefighters Museum simultaneously will lay the foundation for expanded outreach to thousands of schoolchildren.

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