North Charleston & American LaFrance Fire Museum & Educational Center

4975 Centre Pointe Dr.

North Charleston, SC 29418

(843) 740-5550

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Welcome to The Fire Museum!

Tours and exhibits allow our visitors a glimpse into the life of a firefighter and the changes and advancements that have occurred in fire fighting throughout time. The museum is filled with one of a kind fire vehicles and antique fire equipment, which date back to the mid 1700's.  Kids of all ages will love the interactive displays and hands on equipment. The North Charleston and American LaFrance Fire Museum proves to be a remarkable experience and an unforgettable destination for the entire family, school group or other special guests.

Wondering What You Have or Where to Start?

Use the form below to submit research and reference requests to the North Charleston and American LaFrance Fire Museum and Educational Center. Given the number of requests the Fire Museum receives, please understand that while your request is very important to us, immediate answers are not always a possible. In most cases, your request will be answered within one (1) to four (4) weeks, depending on the extent of the research needed. For information and research inquiries please follow the link below and complete our research request form. Completed forms may be faxed, mailed or emailed. Research Request Form

Spring Forward!

March 9, 2014 - To kick off Daylight Savings Time, clocks “spring forward” at 2am Sunday morning. Before everyone goes to bed Saturday remember change all of the clocks throughout your home to reflect the time change. The Fire Museum wants to also remind everyone that this perfect time to change the batteries in all of your home's smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors and practice your home fire drill.
To stay safe, replacing batteries in all smoke alarms should be done at least once a year, but changing them while changing all of your clocks serves as a great reminder. In addition, smoke alarms should be tested once a month and if an alarm “chirps”, warning the battery is low, replace the battery right away.

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Response to American LaFrance Press Release


Below is a statement from Mayor Summey

The City of North Charleston has received word that American LaFrance, LLC has been shut down by its parent company.  The North Charleston and American LaFrance Fire Museum and Educational Center remains open and will continue to provide top notch fire safety and history education to the public.  The company’s closure does not affect the museum’s functions and day to day operations.