MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Thanks to a few big grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Plough Foundation, the Fire Museum of Memphis is pressing ahead with a slew of upgrades to its educational programs and exhibits focused on fire prevention and life safety.
The money includes one grant from FEMA for $197,245 and another for $481,740. A third grant, from the Plough Foundation, was for $250,000.
The museum has been spending the year making preparations to use that money to update exhibits such as the Fire Safety House and FedEx Fire Room.
It also is installing several new exhibits and beefing up its fire safety and prevention education curriculum, used to instruct museum visitors and by firefighters who visit schools in the area.