Oklahoma State Firemens Museum Inc.
2716 NE 50TH St
Oklahoma City OK 73111
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Organization Does Business As (DBA) Name(s)
Organization DBA
Oklahoma Firefighters Museum
Oklahoma Firefighters Museum and Family Educational Center
Oklahoma State Firefighters Museum
Oklahoma State Firefighters Museum and Family Educational Center
Mission Statement

The Oklahoma Firefighters Museum and Family Educational Center is where dreams begin, safety lives, and memories are preserved. This is where the future meets the past.

Contact Information
Contact Name Steve Lumry
Contact email osfa@osfa.info
Address 2716 NE 50TH St
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
Phone (405) 424-3440
Fax 405-424-1032
County Oklahoma
Alternate Phone 405 424-1452
How to Give
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer

For direct donations of time, money, or in-kind contributions contact:

Gene Brown, Museum Director
2716 NE 50th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
(405) 424-3440
geneb@osfa.info
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $267,600.00
Projected Expenses $226,400.00
History and Background
Supported Organization Oklahoma State Fireman's Museum Inc
Year Founded 1966
IRS Ruling Year 1966
State Registration Expiration Aug 2020
Statements
Mission

The Oklahoma Firefighters Museum and Family Educational Center is where dreams begin, safety lives, and memories are preserved. This is where the future meets the past.

Background

On April 6, 1967 a groundbreaking ceremony was held at 2716 N.E. 50th St., in Oklahoma City, where the Oklahoma State Firefighters Museum is still located today. The building was completed in 1969 and houses the Firefighter Museum and the offices of the Oklahoma State Firefighters Association (OSFA), Oklahoma Fire Chiefs Association (OCFA) and the Oklahoma Retired Firefighters Association (ORFA).

The Museum contains a remarkable collection of antique fire apparatus and equipment dating back to the mid-1700s, including the first fire station built in, what was then, Oklahoma Territory in 1869. Other exhibits include the world's largest fire department patch collection and a one-of-a-kind mural, The Last Alarm. The Museum is the new home to several artifacts from the Ben Franklin Collection, a group of items representing the birth of the oldest fire department in the United States.

The Museum is one of the most outstanding facilities in the nation devoted to the preservation and display of antique fire fighting equipment and apparatus. Owned and operated by the Oklahoma State Firefighters Association, it is financed by membership dues and donations.

Impact The Oklahoma Firefighters Museum has been a respected member of the state’s business community since 1969. The Museum has been expanded three times since then: In the early 1970’s to house the Oklahoma State Firefighters Association and the Oklahoma Firefighters Pension and Retirement System; in the late 1970’s to add more display area; and in the mid 1980’s to allow for increasing staff at the two housed organizations. The pension system has since moved to another facility and we have still outgrown our existing facilities. The mission at that time was to display fire artifacts and apparatus. The time has come to expand our building and our mission. By making public fire education resources available to fire departments, public fire education professionals, teachers, and parents, we can extend the outreach and exhibit a statewide impact.
Needs

The Oklahoma State Firefighters Museum and Family Educational Center has initiated a capital campaign for a 25,000 square foot expansion and remodel of our existing facilities at our current location. Our location is the gateway into the Adventure District which includes the OKC Zoo, Science Museum, other museums, and family destinations. Our expansion in this high-traffic area will allow us to greatly enhance our ability to deliver a safety-oriented message to the general public in Oklahoma and beyond. Our vision includes space for: Interactive Tours; Computer Technology Games with Fire Safety as the Takeaway; Interactive Displays; Fire Truck Simulator; A Real World Firefighter Experience; Various Safety Oriented Messages; and Senior Citizen Fire Safety and Injury Prevention.

A multitude of state-of-the-art upgrades are at the heart of our renovation plans. Working in partnership with the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum, a statewide working group of Public Fire Education Professionals and other Fire and Children's Museums both locally and nationally, we will provide the most effective and comprehensive fire and life safety education programs available with a statewide impact.

CEO/Executive Director Statement Having been in the fire service both as a volunteer, paid, and a chief officer, this is one of the most impactful and ambitious projects the Oklahoma Fire Service has been involved with.  We have the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of everyday Oklahomans and that is what the fire service is all about!
Board Chair Statement

Being from Ponca City and having served as a firefighter and fire marshal for 20 years, I still find it interesting to visit the museum. Now, with the expansion we will be able to reach more people and provide a positive fire safety education experience. One that will touch kids, adults, and seniors, each in similar ways but also in individual ways. On top of the in-house experience, we will be able to provide a consistent fire safety message across the state through individual fire departments who are starving for fire safety education programs to present to their local communities.

-Dereck Cassady, President

Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Oklahoma - Statewide
Central Oklahoma
Oklahoma City - NE
National
International

The Oklahoma State Firefighters Museum and Family Educational Center has a broad appeal and reaches people locally, statewide, nationally, and internationally.

Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Education/Educational Services
Tertiary Organizational Category Arts,Culture & Humanities/Science & Technology Museums
Programs
Description

We instill the early dreams that blossom later to save lives, create a fire safe environment, and even future firefighters. This is accomplished through interactive displays, technology and hands on learning, fire truck simulation, learning through play, and what it’s like to be a firefighter.

Strategy
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Adults Families
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program.

In the fire safety business, even one prevented injury or death is considered a win.

Program Long-term SuccessHelpDescription of the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future or represent an ideal state.

Fire safety education programs have shown tremendous success over the years. We take the proven methods and expand to true interactive, hands on, and learning through play that throughout education circles have proven to be a successful method for long-term retention of ideas and behaviors.

Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact.

We will track the educational programs that are presented across the state through our resources as well as track demographics on museum visitors for comparison with statistics provided by our partner agency, the Oklahoma State Fire Marshal's Office. We will be able to determine if there is a decline in specific areas of concern and continuously tweak our content to meet current trends.

Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success.

If we see reduction in fire fatalities and injuries, particularly in the identified high risk areas of the state, it will definitely be an example of program success.

Description When people survive and/or escape without injury, then we know safety lives through them.  We will provide smoke detector education, kitchen safety, burn safety, stop-drop-roll training, home storage fire safety, wildfire prevention, senior fire safety, statewide fire safety programs in a box, and training and resources for Public Fire Safety Professionals.  We are partnering with agencies like the State Fire Marshal, the State Education Department, Safe Kids Coalition, and the Oklahoma City National Museum and Memorial to bring targeted, quality fire safety education that will have a lasting impact on behaviors.  We will have Public Fire Safety Professionals on site in the museum and family educational center to provide the information and we will use their expertise along with the partnering organizations, to have a long-term positive message for the safety of our citizens.
Strategy
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Adults Families
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program.

In the fire safety business, even one prevented injury or death is considered a win.

 

Program Long-term SuccessHelpDescription of the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future or represent an ideal state.

Fire safety education programs have shown tremendous success over the years. We take the proven methods and expand to true interactive, hands on, and learning through play that throughout education circles have proven to be a successful method for long-term retention of ideas and behaviors.

 

Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact.

We will track the educational programs that are presented across the state through our resources as well as track demographics on museum visitors for comparison with statistics provided by our partner agency, the Oklahoma State Fire Marshal's Office. We will be able to determine if there is a decline in specific areas of concern and continuously tweak our content to meet current trends.

Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success.

If we see reduction in fire fatalities and injuries, particularly in the identified high risk areas of the state, it will definitely be an example of program success.

 

Description

As a museum, we will continue to have artifact on display and in storage, rotate our displays, and preserve the history of the Oklahoma Fire Service. Old photos, documents, and records must be properly stored and displayed to prevent decay over time. Artifact must be tracked and recorded into our records. Artifact must be maintained and restored. We have a significant portion of the Ben Franklin Collection of which the only remaining parts are in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D. C. We have one of the largest vehicle displays in the country of fire apparatus, the largest patch collection on display, original wooden water mains, and the oldest fire station in Oklahoma among numerous other important pieces. We also have fire related art on display. All of these take maintenance, restoration, and tracking to continue to display the history of the fire service.

Strategy
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Adults Families
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program.

In the fire safety business, even one prevented injury or death is considered a win.

 

Program Long-term SuccessHelpDescription of the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future or represent an ideal state.

In order to take positive strides into the future and future firefighter safety, we must first understand where we started and how we have evolved so far. This side of our efforts provides that historical basis and research ability to understand our past and how we got where we are in the fire service. It also has a tremendous impact on the general citizenry in regard to understanding why the fire service operates as it does and even the simple things like why a fire plug is called a fire plug. The more people know, the more they grow in understanding and ability to apply those lessons to real life situations. Even history can save a life just like past experience helps predict future performance.

Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact.

We will track the educational programs that are presented across the state through our resources as well as track demographics on museum visitors for comparison with statistics provided by our partner agency, the Oklahoma State Fire Marshal's Office. We will be able to determine if there is a decline in specific areas of concern and continuously tweak our content to meet current trends.

 

Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success.

If we see reduction in fire fatalities and injuries, particularly in the identified high risk areas of the state, it will definitely be an example of program success.

 

Description

The Oklahoma State Firefighters Museum and Family Educational Center has initiated a capital campaign for a 25,000 square foot expansion and a remodel of our existing facilities, plus a 6100 square foot workshop and storage building at our current site at 2716 NE 50th Street in Oklahoma City.

Engaging families is our primary focus. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the most at-risk age groups for fire deaths are under age 9 and over age 65. We have a story to tell when it comes to fire safety education and fire history.

We ignite the imagination of the young and rekindle the flame of youth for the older generations. Most everyone remembers that feeling of excitement when they first saw a fire truck rolling down the street with lights and siren blaring and they had that desire to know what was going on. We take that excitement and turn it into a learning experience.

Unfortunately, we have outgrown our space, been outpaced by technology to engage the children, and each day these family educational opportunities are dissipating like a cloud of smoke.

Strategy
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Adults Families
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program.

Continued capital investment toward the expansion.

Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact.

Amount of capital raised, quality construction techniques, proper accounting practices, and capital remaining for future maintenance and upkeep.

Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success.

Have already raised approximately $1.2 million toward the goal of $9.5 million in less than one year.

Comments on Programs
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

I have been involved in the fire service for a long, long time and this museum expansion and associated public fire education program is one of the biggest things to affect the firefighters statewide in the last half century. The impact this stands to have is outstanding and greatly needed in Oklahoma.

-Jim Minx, Museum Board President

CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Steve Lumry
Start Date July 2018
Email stevel@osfa.info
Experience

30 years on Oklahoma City Fire Dept retiring in 2015 as a Battalion Chief

2 years as a volunteer firefighter in Nicoma Park, OK
14 years as staff member/Assistant Director at Oklahoma State Firefighters Association
5 years as Executive Board member at Oklahoma State Firefighters Association
Chairman of the Board of the Oklahoma Firefighters Pension and Retirement System
Chairman of the Oklahoma City Firefighters VEBA Trust insurance program
Recording Secretary of NFPA committees at the national level
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Gene BrownMuseum Director
Steve LumryExecutive Director
Sheri NickelAdministrative Director
Staff
Number of Full-time Staff 8
Number of Part-time Staff 2
Number of Contract Staff 3
Number of Volunteers 2
Staff Retention Rate 88
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 7
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 1
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 5
Female 4
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan No
Policy against commission-based compensation for fundraising consultant Yes
Communication Plan Yes
Strategic Plan Yes
Number of Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Aug 2017
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
Collaborations

Adventure District, Oklahoma City National Museum and Memorial, Great Plains Museum - Enid, Fire Museum Network, Oklahoma State Fire Marshal's Office, Oklahoma State Firefighters Pension and Retirement System, Oklahoma Department of Education, Oklahoma Insurance Department, Softball Hall of Fame, 45th Infantry Museum, Train Museum - OKC, Department of Homeland Security, NFPA, NVFC, IAFF, Professional Firefighters of Oklahoma, Most Fire Departments in the State of Oklahoma, National Fire Academy, U.S. Fire Administration

Affiliations
AffiliationYear
Greater Oklahoma City Chamber2018
Greater Oklahoma City Chamber2019
Risk Management Provisions
Commercial General Liability and D and O and Umbrella or Excess and Automobile and Professional
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? No
Comments on Staff & Management
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

Our staff are able to work miracles. Plus our partnerships with numerous organizations and agencies all over the country provide the expertise to fill in any gaps that may exist among the staff or board. We are truly blessed.

-Mike Kelley, OSFA 1st Vice President/Oklahoma City Fire Dept

Board Chair
Name Jim Minx
Company Affiliation Oklahoma State Firefighters Association, Past Executive Director
Term Mar 2014 to Mar 2020
Email osfa@osfa.info
Board of Directors
List Current as of July 01, 2019
Board of Directors List
NameAffiliationStatus
Raanon AdamsLawton Fire DepartmentVoting
Chris BainNichols Hills Fire Dept, Retired/Past OSFA Executive DirectorVoting
Tim BartramCoyle Volunteer Fire DeptVoting
Mike BillingsleyNichols Hills Fire Dept, RetiredVoting
Larry BoggesLawton Fire Dept, Retired/ORWA Board MemberVoting
Mike BowerMidwest City Fire Dept, RetiredVoting
Herb BradshawWarr Acres Fire Dept, Retired/Past OSFA Executive DirectorVoting
Roy BrockThe Village Fire Dept, RetiredVoting
Ione BrownOklahoma State Firefighters Assoc, RetiredVoting
Mike BrownMidwest City Fire Dept, RetiredVoting
Gerald Keith BryantOklahoma City Fire Dept, Ret/U.S. Fire AdministratorVoting
David "Chigger" BurchLawton Fire Department, Retired/Museum Board Vice Pres.Voting
T. Dick CagleTulsa Fire Dept, RetiredVoting
Mike CanigliaMcAlester Fire DeptVoting
Dereck CassadyVoting
Don Chambers Jr.Tulsa Fire Dept, RetiredVoting
Allen ClarkClark ConstructionVoting
A.K. "Yogi" ColeTulsa Fire Dept, Retired/Keys Volunteer Fire Dept/OK Insurance DeptVoting
Mona ColleyOklahoma State Firefighters Association, RetiredVoting
Jerrad Van CootsVFIS - the Burrows Agency, ClaremoreVoting
Mr. Dana CramerNorman Fire Dept, Retired/Oklahoma Retired Firefighters AssociationVoting
Cliff DavidsonVoting
Mike DuncanDewey Vol Fire Dept, Retired/OSU Fire Service TrainingVoting
George FinaOklahoma City Fire Dept, Retired/OK Retired Firefighters AssociationVoting
Les FoughtyOklahoma City Fire Dept, RetiredVoting
Don FroeseEnid Fire Dept, Retired/Past Museum Board PresidentVoting
Paul GallaharTulsa Fire Dept, RetiredVoting
Gerald GarrettTulsa Fire Dept, RetiredVoting
Richard GilesStillwater Fire Dept, RetiredVoting
Elaine GriffinOklahoma State Firefighters Association, RetiredVoting
Ray HammonsTahlequah Fire DeptVoting
Eric HarlowVoting
Byron HollanderOklahoma City Fire Dept, Retired/OK State Fire Marshal, RetiredVoting
Mike KelleyVoting
Richard KelleyOklahoma City Fire DeptVoting
Matt LayOklahoma State Firefighters Association/MuseumVoting
Clifford LewisOklahoma City Fire Dept, RetiredVoting
Steve LumryOklahoma State Firefighters Association, Executive DirectorVoting
Gary MarrsOklahoma City Fire Dept, Retired/Former OKC Council MemberVoting
Casey MorrisonClaremore Fire DeptVoting
Robert "Bob" NollYukon Fire Dept, Retired/Oklahoma State Firefighters MuseumVoting
Albert "Bert" NortonMidwest City Fire Dept/OK Fire Chiefs AssociationVoting
Gene "Sam" OruchOklahoma City Fire Dept, Retired/OK Firefighters Museum Curator, RetiredVoting
Phil OstranderTulsa Fire Dept, Retired/Former State Legislator/Former Oklahoma State Firefighters Association Executive DirectorVoting
Mike RamseyClaremore Fire Dept, RetiredVoting
Greg RobertsNorman Fire Dept, RetiredVoting
Juan RodriguezLawton Fire Department, Retired/OK Retired Firefighters AssociationVoting
James "Jim" SmithStillwater Fire Dept, RetiredVoting
Robert "Bob" SmithSlaughterville Vol Fire Dept, RetiredVoting
Tom C. SmithOklahoma City Fire Dept, RetiredVoting
Tom H. SmithDewey Vol Fire Dept, RetiredVoting
John SoosOklahoma City Fire Dept, RetiredVoting
Haskell "Hack" StarbuckShattuck Vol Fire Dept, RetiredVoting
Charles "Charlie" StoneOklahoma City Fire Dept, RetiredVoting
Frank StoneOklahoma Insurance DeptVoting
Randy SudikAllied Steel ConstructionVoting
Dennis TappOklahoma City Fire Dept.Voting
David ThompsonSlaughterville Vol Fire DeptVoting
Scott VanHornOklahoma City Fire Dept/IAFF Local 157Voting
Richard WaltsFt. Sill Fire Dept, RetiredVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 58
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 6
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 62
Female 3
Governance
Board Term Lengths 25 years
Percentage of Board Making Monetary Contributions to the Organization 98 %
Percentage of Board Making In-Kind Contributions to the Organization 2 %
Board Orientation Yes
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Standing Committees
Building
Capital Campaign
Endowment
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
Executive
Education
Advisory Board
Advisory Board Members
NameAffiliation
Dereck CassadyOklahoma State Firefighters Association
Cliff DavidsonOklahoma State Firefighters Association
Eric HarlowOklahoma State Firefighters Association/Museum
Mike KelleyOklahoma State Firefighters Association
Jim Ed NimmoOklahoma State Firefighters Association
Comments on Board & Governance
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

We have one of the most active boards that take a hands on approach to all elements of the museum. Our board members are selected only upon recommendation from another board member or by virtue of being elected in a statewide firefighter election to the Oklahoma State Firefighters Association Executive Board. Upon recommendation by a board member, the candidate is brought before the entire board and they are introduced and explain their commitment and interest to the entire board. At that time, they are voted on by the full board. It becomes a lifetime appointment unless the board member resigns or misses more than three meetings unexcused. It is a system that has worked very well for our board over the years.

-Steve Lumry, Oklahoma State Firefighters Association Executive Director

Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year July 01, 2019-June 30, 2020
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $267,600
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $226,400
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201820172016
Contributions$100,476$52,807$55,515
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified------
Individual Contributions------
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$126,610$80,026$98,488
Investment Income, Net of Losses--$89--
Unrealized Gain/Loss------
Membership Dues$44,191$47,046$45,609
Special Events$994$65,093$52,899
Revenue In-Kind------
Other------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201820172016
Program Expense$323,468$258,715$212,292
Administration Expense$10,620$10,347$7,577
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.810.911.15
Program Expense/Total Expenses97%96%97%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201820172016
Total Assets$1,582,400$1,641,580$1,667,907
Current Assets$446,808$466,570$457,340
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$5,850$3,213$5,539
Total Net Assets$1,576,550$1,638,367$1,662,368
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities76.38145.2182.57
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201820172016
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountEarned Revenue $126,610Earned Revenue $80,026Earned Revenue $98,488
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions $100,476Special Events $65,093Contributions $55,515
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountMemberships $44,191Contributions $52,807Special Events $52,899
Endowment? Yes
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage (if selected) 5 %
Credit Line? No
Reserve Fund? Yes
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Campaign Purpose

To expand current museum, remodel existing facility, and include fire safety education as a focal point.

Campaign Goal $9,500,000
Campaign Dates Feb 2018 to Jan 2021
Amount Raised To Date $1,250,000 as of Jan 2019
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next Five Years? No
Comments on Financials
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

We do our absolute best to be good stewards of the money and in-kind contributions as we possibly can. We believe that when someone puts their trust in us, we have to do all we can to ensure that trust is never broken. As firefighters and retired firefighters we understand what it means for people to trust us and to ensure we don't disappoint.

-Steve Lumry, Executive Director

Foundation Staff Comments

All prior year financial information is from the IRS Form 990s.

Contributions may include foundations and corporations when the breakout was not available.

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Address 2716 NE 50TH St
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
Primary Phone 405 424-3440
Contact Email osfa@osfa.info
CEO/Executive Director Steve Lumry
Board Chair Jim Minx
Board Chair Company Affiliation Oklahoma State Firefighters Association, Past Executive Director