Get Involved

Get Involved!

Make a gift. Your tax-deductible donation will help build and maintain a permanent museum facility that will benefit society for generations to come. Click here to donate online. If you prefer, checks can be made out to “Oregon Fire Service Museum” and mailed to our office at 1284 Court Street NE, Salem, OR 97301. Thank you for your support!

Share and support the GoFundMe campaign. Give $10 or more and receive a special thank-you gift! Click here to visit our GoFundMe campaign.

Donate supplies. Make an in-kind gift of building materials, labor, or other goods and you’ll play a valuable role in constructing the Oregon Fire Service Museum.  The curator is also requesting wall-mount digital photo frames (at least 8” x 10”) and male mannequins (scratches or minor defects on limbs and torso okay, but hands and head need to be in good condition), and new or gently used fire truck board books and children’s firefighter costumes for use in the museum.  Please contact us to discuss in-kind opportunities.

Become a sponsor. Play an instrumental role in funding construction of Oregon Fire Service Museum, Memorial, and Learning Center.  To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact us.

Planned Giving. By including the Oregon Fire Service Museum in your estate planning, you can help ensure the completion and continued operation of the museum. To include the Oregon Fire Service Museum in your will, just include the following text: “I hereby bequeath to The Oregon Fire Service Museum Memorial & Learning Center at 1284 Court Street NE, Salem, OR 97301, a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization with IRS tax identification number 93-1100605, (percentage of estate or dollar amount) to be used for (program of choice) or as determined by the board of directors.”

Buy a brick. Honor or memorialize a hero or loved one or express your personal or your business’ support with an engraved brick for our entry area and fire service memorial space.

Buy A Yard of Concrete (PDF). Help us build a permanent home for the Oregon Fire Service Museum by contributing to the construction fund.

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Volunteer.  Share your expertise or enthusiasm to help Oregon Fire Service Museum meet its goals. Contact us to learn how you can become involved.

Join the museum as a sustaining member and be part of Oregon’s fire service history and heritage. Learn more and apply for membership here.

Share Oregon’s Fire Service History.  Help us collect and preserve Oregon’s fire service history for future generations by sending us artifacts related to fires and firefighting in Oregon, such as:

  • Antique and vintage uniforms and badges
  • Photos of fires, firefighters, and fire apparatus
  • Documents, including correspondence, journals, newspaper articles, memoirs, obituaries, etcetera.
  • Film and video
  • Antique and vintage presentation items, equipment, and other artifacts.


To send: If you wish to donate a larger item, please first contact us by email or mail at the above address. Place items such as photos into separate envelopes labeled with any identifying information.  Put envelopes into a larger cardboard photo mailer and mail to:

Shirley Tormey, Curator
Oregon Fire Service Museum
1284 Court Street NE
Salem, Oregon 97301

If you wish to donate a larger item, please first contact us by email or mail at the above address.

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