is owned by
dedicated to the preservation and
education of the rich history of the fire fighting service,
fire prevention education and fire safety.
life long fire
fighter, Donald E. Whitaker.
In the local area he is know
simply as Chief.
Donald and his
wife Ethel, built the museum on their property and it opened
to the public in 2003. He started his collection 48 years
ago and he is still collecting.
The museum is
Donald is the main tour guide and shares the story behind each
and every item. His collection includes many items from
foreign countries he has visited.
The museum is Free and all donations received go to the
Muscular Dystrophy Association.
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Donald E. Whitaker
Administration Chief, Climax Fire Dept
Treasure, NC Assoc. of Fire Cheif's
Past President, NC State Firemen's Assoc.
Past President, Piedmont NC Firemen's
Past President, Guilford County Fire
Past President, Randolph County Fire
Past Chief, Level Cross Fire Dept.
Past Chief, Pleasant Garden Fire Dept