Join us in upgrading this station to meet modern safety and accessibility standards so we can relocate to an improved facility, engage in year-round STEM education activities, and share joy with downtown Bay City!
Our Bay City museum is a qualified charitable 501(c)(3) organization, a Bay City nonprofit and is volunteer operated. Membership gifts are deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Our Federal Tax Employer Identification Number (EIN) is 37-1468256.
Donate online (below) or mail us a volunteer or membership application today!
Enjoy admission throughout the year and the satisfaction of knowing that your contribution is helping to safeguard a Bay City nonprofit that is preserving one of the premier collections of American Firefighting apparatus.
Your family will enjoy admission throughout the year and the satisfaction of knowing you are helping inspire the next generation of historians, first responders, photographers, collectors, and mechanics who love and respect the fire service and Mid-Michigan history. Thank you for supporting our Bay City nonprofit.
Enjoy a private tour led by a member on our Museum Board. This special tour will also include a fire engine ride and many photo (and video) opportunities. Tour size is limited to five people and must be scheduled during our summer season. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule, we need at least two weeks to arrange details.
Do you struggle to know what to get your favorite firefighter, collector, or photographer? Gift an experience! This gift package includes one VIP tour for the season, and a family membership. Email us at email@example.com to schedule, we need at least two weeks to arrange details.
This generous donation will grant the donor with a lifetime membership they can keep or grant to a person of their choosing. The museum will post an honorary plaque recognizing their name and (as applicable) their service.
Your support and contributions will enable us to share the joy of fire trucks. Your generous donation of any amount will fund our mission, including allowing us to restore trucks to driving conditions and share them with the community.
We are 100% volunteer run and a Bay City nonprofit . If you have passion for the fire service, sharing local history, and want to help our mission, contact us about volunteer options. You learn more about becoming a Bay City volunteer by emailing us by clicking the button below.
We evaluate donations of items on a case-by-case basis, with a preference for fire history donations that focus on equipment that has local (Bay City, Midland, Saginaw, Auburn, Sanford, Freeland) significance. We are not accepting donations for antique toys or non-Michigan apparatus at this time.