Fire Fighter – America’s Fireboat
The Fireboat Fire Fighter Museum is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to preserving Fire Fighter as a fully operational vessel, memorial, and teaching museum. We are a 100% volunteer organization and rely on the time, generosity, and wide expertise of the general public to help us in our goal of maintaining this truly unique piece of American maritime history.
Fire Fighter is and always will be a fire service icon, having been in frontline service for over seven decades protecting New York Harbor and being involved in some of the most storied and harrowing maritime emergencies in US history. Fire Fighter has the hard-earned distinction of being the most award-decorated fireboat in the world, and at the time of her 2010 decommissioning she was the second oldest fireboat in frontline service worldwide and was the longest-serving member of the FDNY Marine Unit Fleet. A National Historic Landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Fire Fighter is the only fireboat to have received the Gallant Ship Award since its establishment in 1944.
In this website you can learn more about The Fireboat Fire Fighter Museum’s mission and the ship’s history. You can also explore our interactive map, tour our online museum, and plan your visit. If you’d like to get involved, you can learn how you can help support Fire Fighter through donations or volunteering. We also have a Museum Shop, where you can get cool Fire Fighter gear. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or you want to get involved with our organization.
Explore Fire Fighter’s history in New York Harbor by clicking on the map icons.