• P.O. Drawer 76, Emmitsburg, Maryland 21727
  • (916) 667-1313

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Preserve the historical documents of the American fire service. Facilitate historical review and research to approaches and methods to save human life from destructive fires and mitigate fire losses in the future.

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The NFHC is a non-profit organization working to preserve the written history of “fire in America.” We support individuals, fire departments, libraries, museums and others who wish to collect, catalog and preserve fire-related writings.

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Fire Chief Harvey Eisner: A Major Driving Force in the American Fire Service

Harvey Eisner, a long time Editor of Firehouse Magazine, provided a view of the fire service through a camera lens that the public doesn't often get to see. He grew up as a boy in awe of the many fire stations and apparatus of the FDNY. This article is a glimpse of Harvey J. Eisner, the silent giant in the fire service that captured the American Fi...

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  • The National Fire Heritage Center
  • Physical Address: 17701 Creamery Road, Emmitsburg, Maryland 21727
    Mailing Address: P.O. Drawer 76, Emmitsburg, Maryland 21727
  • Phone: (916) 667-1313