The City of Roseville was born a “railroad town” in the late 1800’s and grew to be one of the largest railroad switching yards in the United States. Roseville was incorporated on April 10, 1909 and at the time, the population was approximately 2,500 residents. The city grew at a fairly slow rate until the early 1980’s.
100 Years of Service
The Roseville Fire Department was organized in 1907. Fire Commissioners organized a volunteer fire department with W.B. Musson elected as Fire Chief and W.T. Butler as Assistant Fire Chief. Chiefs Musson and Butler were charged with selecting 16 volunteers to staff two hose carts in order to provide fire protection for the community. This was the start to a humble beginning of the Roseville Fire Department as it is known today.
The Roseville Fire Department turned 100 years old in 2007.
ABOUT THE MUSEUM
The Old Town Firehouse was built in the 1920’s and operated as a fire station until the 1960’s. The Roseville Historic Fire Museum committee plans to restore the fire station to a museum and public fire and emergency education center. Once completed the Fire Museum will be open to the public. Photographs, fire equipment, and other memorabilia will be on display.
Our mission is to create and maintain a self sufficient non-profit museum that provides an interactive learning environment which celebrates the history of the Roseville Fire Department and the Fire Service in general, and educates while promoting public safety.
We would like to thank California Pizza Kitchen at the Fountains in Roseville for hosting a yummy fundraiser & thank all of our supporters for coming out and helping us raise much needed funds for the museum restoration. We raised a total of $210! Thanks again...read more
AAA Roseville South Branch donated $2,500 to the Roseville Fire Museum. The funds are designated to support the fire education programs at the Roseville Fire Museum for local grade school...read more
Hey All - Did you know that we are members of the Placer Museums? The Placer County Museums Newsletter Mar-Apr 2014 To keep up with all the latest happenings you can view their newsletter HERE...read more