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Roswell Fire Museum
What the Museum Has to Offer
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Roswell Fire Museum

1002 Alpharetta St.
Roswell, GA  30075

Ph: 770-xxx-xxxx
Fx: 770-xxx-xxxx

Hours
7 days a week
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The museum closes when station personnel leave to respond to fire or EMS incidents.
The museum contains numerous fire-related pictures and historical information that pertain to the Roswell area. There are also artifacts concerning fire history in Atlanta as well as information and static displays illustrating the fire service in general.

1947 Ford American LaFrance Pumper
The main piece of history that occupies the museum is a 1947 Ford American LaFrance Pumper. This is an original piece of firefighting equipment that was used by the City of Roswell. This fire truck is taken out of the museum occasionally to ensure proper maintenance and to allow it to operate for a period of time. The truck also participates in parades throughout the year.

View Roswell's Fire Department History.

Fire Department History
Early Fire Stations
Roswell's first fire station, located on Elizabeth Way in the old Citizens Bank building, was rented for $10 per month in 1937 for use as an office for the clerk and storing the fire truck.

In 1946, the City built a small concrete block building on Alpharetta Street near Elizabeth Way in which to house the City Hall, fire station, and jail. The cost of the building was $1,000, much more than originally planned because of the extra steel bracing needed for the jail.

Expansion
The Fire Department was expanding in volunteers and equipment, making it necessary in the mid 1950s to purchase the Economy Auto Building next door for the fire station. In 1979, the Wright Chevrolet building on Alpharetta Street at Norcross Street became available, and the City purchased the building for the Fire Department.

The 1942 building, enlarged into a five-bay fire station with 11,643 square feet of space, was completed and put into use in 1980. The glassed-in room used as a showroom for the car dealership is the present museum.

Additional Information
For more information about the history of the Roswell Fire Department, please visit our museum at:
1002 Alpharetta St.
Alpharetta, GA 30005


38 Hill Street, Roswell, GA 30075, 770-641-3727