First Due Fire Museum
The First Due Fire Museum offers a fantastic display of blaring lights and old fire truck sirens to create an engaging atmosphere for young and old visitors alike. Volunteer and off-duty fire fighters in the St. Louis area are responsible for the museum's upkeep, with one volunteer fire fighter traveling all the way from Jefferson County to do his service. Eric Kiehl, one of three founders and an active fire fighter for the city of Hazelwood, said it was just natural to open an historic preserve. "There were three of us and we knew a lot of people and fire fighters with a lot of great stuff," he said. "We just thought it was our public duty to share it all."
- Hours: Fri, Sat, noon - 8pm; Sun, noon - 6pm
- Handicap Accessible: The aisles are wide enough for mobility in a wheelchair to view the exhibits.
- Founding Date: May 2004
- Ticket information: The museum is free to enter and enjoy.
- Private parties: No
- Food/drink: No
- Alcohol served: No
- Coat/bag check: No
- Parking: Free lot
- What makes this community special?: This is a free community resource for the Hazelwood and surrounding communities to appreciate.
- Public restrooms: No
- Guided tours?: Yes
- Guided tour languages: English
- Gift shop: Yes
- Gift shop hours: Same as museum hours
- Cameras allowed?: Yes