Welcome to Firehouse of God Ministries- Our church is located at 306 5th Avenue in Sterling, Illinois 

    Located at 306 5th Avenue in Sterling, Illinois 815-622-9490 (Church)
403 W. 2nd St. in Rock Falls, Illinois (Fire Museum)

Firehouse Ministries Fire Museum

"A Look Into the History 

of Rock Falls Firefighting"

Located at

403 W. 2nd St.

Rock Falls, Illinois

A fun & educational place for kids of all ages!

Fire Museum Hours:


The Fire Museum is now closed for the season.

It will be open Saturdays June through August


 from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM and by appointment for

private tours.


Admission is free.  Donations are appreciated.


Call 815-622-9490


Email us at [email protected]

Currently offering: 


-Tours for schools or other organizations


-Family Fun Events


-Fire Truck Rides


-Inflatables


-Children's Firefighting Activities


-Fire Safety Training


-Community Celebrations


-And more!


Call 815-622-9490 for more information

History of the Museum

Firehouse Ministries Fire Museum, located at 403 W. 2nd Street in the former Rock Falls Fire Station, opened to the public for the first time in November of 2012.  In August of that year, the building was in danger of being torn down, when volunteers from Firehouse Ministries stepped in and restored the dilapidated structure.


The museum now displays vintage firefighting equipment, historic pictures, uniforms, several local fire engines, and many toy fire trucks. Tours are offered during the summer months of June through August each Saturday from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM.


Private tours for schools, groups, and families are available by appointment.


Kids young and old will love walking through the museum and hearing about Topper the dalmation and Thome and Grady, the Rock Falls Fire Team horses.

Occasionally special events are held with fire truck rides, firefighting activities with the smoke house including rescuing a teddy bear or learning how to safely climb out a window, and other safety training. 


Visit the museum this summer or schedule a tour today by calling 815-622-9490.







Before

After

The Fire Museum Fleet

Rock Falls 

Fire Department 

1928 Pirsch Fire Engine.

Rock Falls Fire Department


 Former Tender 46


This is a 1971 International.

 

Former Rock Falls 


Fire Engine 42. 


This is a 1975

 

International.

Former Hinsdale, IL 


Engine 1012 


This is a 1987 


Pierce Lance


Slideshow of museum exhibits


 

  • Extinguisher Cart from Sterling NWSW
    Extinguisher Cart from Sterling NWSW
  • Antique Hose Cart
    Antique Hose Cart
  • Extinguisher
    Extinguisher
  • Airpack
    Airpack
  • Extinguisher
    Extinguisher
  • Toy Fire Truck Collection
    Toy Fire Truck Collection
  • Toy Fire Truck Collection
    Toy Fire Truck Collection
  • Toy Fire Truck Collection
    Toy Fire Truck Collection
  • Fire Extinguisher
    Fire Extinguisher
  • Current Apparatus
    Current Apparatus
  • Chief's Chair
    Chief's Chair
  • Cases of antique fire equipment
    Cases of antique fire equipment
  • Antique Fire Department Chairs
    Antique Fire Department Chairs
  • Former RFFD Engine 42
    Former RFFD Engine 42
  • Former RFFD Tender 46
    Former RFFD Tender 46
  • Former Hinsdale, IL Engine 1012
    Former Hinsdale, IL Engine 1012
  • 1884 Keystone Hose Co. Cart
    1884 Keystone Hose Co. Cart
  • Rock Falls Fire Dept. Helmets
    Rock Falls Fire Dept. Helmets
Extinguisher Cart from Sterling NWSW
Extinguisher Cart from Sterling NWSW
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1957 Sterling Engine 2

Many showcases and exhibits including an 1884 Hose Cart, firefighting equipment and uniforms used by Rock Falls Fire Department, collectible toy fire engines, historic photographs of the fire department and local fires, and much more!


Souvenir glasses and postcards are available for purchase.

The Hose Tower seen from the outside of the building.

Historic Pictures of the former Rock Falls Fire Department/City Complex

Visit often, we are always adding to our collection of historic firefighting memorabilia.  Call us to take a tour!

1884 Keystone Company Hose Cart

403 W. 2nd St., Rock Falls, IL

Located just off I-88
  Exit 41

Other local 


museums and 


activities:



-Coloma Township Little Red Schoolhouse 

http://www.colomatownshipparkdistrict.com/


-Dillon Home Museum

http://www.sterlingparks.org/facilities-a-parks/our-facilities-and-parks/dillon-home-museum.html


-Hennepin Canal State Parkway

 http://www.dnr.state.il.us/lands/Landmgt/PARKS/R1/Hennpin.htm


-New River Model Railroad

http://www.newriverrailroad.com/


-Tampico Historical Society, Museum, Ronald Reagan's Birthplace http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.com/Home_Page.html


-Sterling-Rock Falls Historical Society Museum

http://www.srfhs.com/



-Rock Falls Tourism

www.visitrockfalls.com



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