The Utah Firefighter’s Museum and Memorial at Deseret Peak Complex
features over 50 lovingly restored fire trucks that are displayed within a modern 37,000-square foot building. The trucks there represent about 20 different models, the oldest dating back to the turn of the century. The museum has attracted visitors from around the world since opening in 2000. Curator Dave Hammond, himself a veteran fireman with over 40 years experience, entertains both young and old with stories about the trucks, other artifacts on display and more. The museum also has a library, auditorium and gift shop, plus its own restoration facility. There’s also an open-air memorial on site that pays tribute to firefighters in Utah who died while in the line of duty.
The museum is open Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Special arrangements can be made for school parties or special gatherings. Tours are available or one can walk through and look at the displays by themselves. For more information and tour times, call (435) 843-4040 or (435) 830-6556 or see www.utahfiremuseum.com.