Fire Museum Memorial #GivingTuesday Match Campaign

As one of the nation’s most hazardous professions, firefighters deserve our utmost respect and honor. It is more than appropriate to recognize the heroic actions that these men and women take to safeguard our property, and even more importantly, our lives. When a dear comrade is felled by a line of death duty, it is the responsibility of the Fire Museum to memorialize those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the community.

A goal of $60,000 was established to accomplish the current monument restoration, expansion of the hardscape and installation of additional markers.  A generous funder has offered to match all donations up to $30,000, dollar for dollar!

Current Memorial
Dedicated in 1900, York City established a monument in Penn Park to honor city firefighters who sacrificed their lives in service to their community. Today, over 100 years later, it stands at the Fire Museum where it was relocated in the mid-1970s to provide historical perspective about the profession and its inherent risks.

The Need
Through the years this beacon has staunchly illuminated fallen individuals in rain, snow and extreme temperatures that now jeopardize its longevity. Many of the mortar joints are missing or eroded contributing to the deterioration of the monument base. Additionally, the bronze plaques honoring the firefighters are tarnishing due to exposure.

The adjacent Fire Museum is a tribute to all York County fire history thus it is important to honor all those who made the ultimate sacrifice. As such, the Fire Museum seeks to install slant monuments and additional hardscaping to memorialize all fallen York County firefighters.


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  • Mervin Kashner 
    • $20 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 1 mo
    • $25 
    • 1 mo
  • Denise Dutton 
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
  • Carol Burk 
    • $25 
    • 1 mo
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Heather Maneval 
York, PA
York County History Center 
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