Since its formation in 1865, the Lima Fire Department has provided basic fire fighting and safety services. Changes in technology and fire fighting personnel have left a rich heritage. To capture and preserve the history of the department and the people who made it possible, we have built the Lima FireFighters Memorial Museum.
The museum, built in Lincoln Park, will display a horse drawn steam pumper from the late 1800s and a 1929 Ahrens-Fox fire engine. A memorial dedicated to those who died in the line of duty features the names of the department's fallen heroes. Another section pays tribute to the city's finest, naming past and present fire fighters.