New museum exhibit highlights history of Edmonds Fire Department

A new exhibit highlighting the 105-year history of the Edmonds Fire Department is now open for viewing at the Edmonds Historical Museum in Downtown Edmonds.

FIRE! Bucket Brigades, Calamity & Conflagration illustrates the department’s beginnings, from its bucket brigade to its long-term agreement with Snohomish County Fire District No. 1 in 2010. Displayed items include the original 1922 fire siren, which sat on the Carnegie Library’s roof, original Edmonds Fire Department nozzles and more apparatus. 

The exhibit is on display in the Edmonds Historical Museum’s Upper Level Galleries through April 14, 2019. 

The museum is located in Edmonds’ historic 1910 Carnegie Library at 118 5th Ave. N. It is open year-round between 1 and 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, but opens early on Edmonds spring and summer market days. A suggested donation in lieu of an admission fee is $5 for adults, and $2 for students. 

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2 Replies to “New museum exhibit highlights history of Edmonds Fire Department”

  1. A part of Edmonds Fire Department history is depicted on a communications box at the corner of Hiway 99 and 212th St SW which shows the original fire truck that was sold by Edmonds to the city of Lynnwood.


    1. Earl Barnard retired EFD fireman and researcher for 100 year history of the "Edmonds Fire Department establilshed in 1904" book published 2004. says:

      Edmonds DID NOT sell their original fire truck to the city of Lynnwood. Edmonds original fire truck/engine was given to the Edmonds street department when the 1925 REO Speed Wagon was purchased. This unit as seen in many pictures with early firemen was sold to Alderwood Community for $300 when EFD engine # 1 was purchased in 1938.


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