Fire Department Museum
The West Des Moines Firefighter Museum is located inside Station 18 at 5025 Grand Avenue. The 500 sq. ft. museum opened to the public in 2010 and currently houses the restored 1937 International Fire Truck and various West Des Moines Fire Department artifacts.
The museum was constructed to preserve West Des Moines’ firefighting heritage and to raise public awareness of the impact and benefit of firefighting in regard to saving lives and property.
Hours of Operation
Open every day from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Fire Department Memorial
The West Des Moines Firefighter’s Memorial (aka The Harry Morris Memorial) was started more than 15 years ago by the Harry Morris Family. This memorial is dedicated to honor the memory of the firefighters that have served the City of West Des Moines.There are two sections on the memorial to honor these firefighters. One is for non-service deaths and the other is for line of duty deaths. The memorial is located at 5025 Grand Avenue, Fire Station #18, in West Des Moines
If you would like to help support the West Des Moines Firefighter's Memorial, you may purchase an inscribed brick that will be on display at the memorial. To purchase a brick, you can download the purchase form from the Fire Department's web page, or you can pick up a copy of the form at Fire Administration, at 3420 Ashworth Rd, Fire Station 21.
Help support those that have served.