The North Dakota Firefighter's Museum is dedicated solely to preserving and presenting the storied histories, rich traditions and heritage of firefighting, firefighters and the fire service within the great State of North Dakota. The museum's officials made the public announcement in 2005 and held the Museum's Grand Opening during Fire Prevention Week in October 2006.
Through the efforts of Donald H. Huettl family, with the support of the Community of Garrison, and the Executive Board of the North Dakota Firefighter's Association, this Non-Profit Corporation has been established to organize, build and operate a museum to preserve and present firefighting related records, photos, artifacts, memorabilia and equipment.
Each and every department in the state has a rich history that is replete with outstanding, colorful, or interesting firefighters, equipment, apparatus, and incidents. The organizers are asking individuals and fire departments across the state to document and share their histories with the public through the North Dakota Firefighter's Museum.
In 2012, the North Dakota Firefighter's Museum became home to the North Dakota Fallen Firefighter's Memorial. The memorial remembers and recognizes all North Dakota fallen firefighter's whom have lost their lives in the line of duty. The memorial features a front stone honoring all firefighter's past and present as well as three flagpoles flying a United State Flag, North Dakota Flag, and a Fallen Firefighter's Flag. Behind the stone are two granite pillars that bear the names of each fallen firefighter etched in the granite. The NDFA Past President's Association chose the museum to be home of the memorial and worked diligently in fundraising money to make it happen.
We are excited to announce our 2019 Hall of Fame Inductees!
Jay Wolsky – Carrington, ND
Active Firefighter: 1987-2005, Devils Lake City FD; 2014-Present, Carrington FD
Fire Chief – US Naval Base Adak, AK
President of Devils Lake Volunteer Firemen, Truck Lieutenant, Training Officer, Lieutenant
John Hocking – Minot, ND
Active Firefighter since 1974 (Retired 2017)
Fire Inspector, Captain, Battalion Chief, Minot RFD Board Member, Fire Instructor, Past
President of ND Fire Prevention Assoc.
Due to inclement weather, the 2019 Hall of Fame Banquet was cancelled.It was the first time the board was pressed to make this difficult decision, but as firefighters we all knew the importance of keeping our friends & families safe. With busy schedules and other reasons, the banquet was not rescheduled. It is very important to us to give full recognition of John Hocking & Jay Wolsky as we have given our inductees since 2006. They will be recognized at this year’s banquet with our 15th class of inductees on Saturday, October 10th.
Mark your calendars for the 2020 Hall of Fame Banquet
Saturday, October 10th • Nominate someone today!