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.
Congratulations to our 2022 Hall of Fame Inductees!
Kenneth Popiel – Grafton, ND
Active Firefighter since 1980
with Grafton Fire Department
Fire Chief, Assistant Fire Chief and Training Officer, Vice-President Walsh County Fire Chiefs Association
Raymond Volk – Surrey, ND
Active Firefighter since 1973
with Surrey Fire Department & Protection District
Former President of NDFA, Secretary/Treasurer
Mark your calendars for the 2023 Hall of Fame Banquet
Saturday, October 14th • Garrison Fire Hall
4:30 pm: Museum Open House
5:00 pm: Remembrance Ceremony
5:30 pm: Social
6:00 pm: Hall of Fame Banquet