The New York City Fire Museum is a member of the American Association of Museums, but they are not an accredited museum. They also belong to the Museum Association of New York and the Fire Museum Network.
The online catalog of the New York City Fire Museum's collection uses Past Perfect Online. Past Perfect Online is a fee based service that allows institutions to place their catalogs online. All catalogs hosted by Past Perfect can be searched at once by users.
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The New York City Fire Museum posted a job opening for thier director on the listerv MUSEUM-L in 1998. In 1999, they posted an opening for a part time special events coordinator. In 2000, they were looking for two part time performers to take part in their Living History program. In 2008, they also posted a job opening for a project manager. Any other forum posts that came up when I searched for "New York City Fire Museum" were generally looking for NYC museums or fire suppression systems for museums.
The New York City Fire Museum occasionally pops up in Google News, but usually is association with NYC tourism and 9/11 memorial services.
When I searched for "new york city fire museum" in Google's search bar, the first three results were the museum's website, their Wikipedia page, and their Yelp page, followed by their Twitter and Facebook pages.
When I searched for "new york city fire museum" in Google Books, most of the top results were travel guides, with one book on the evolution of toys related to firefighting by a former curator of the museum.
When I searched for "new york city fire museum" in Google Scholar, the first result was a citation of the same book on toys, but the rest of the results were unrelated.
When I typed in the museum website's URL slash gobbledygook, I was redirected to their homepage.
When I did a Google search for "fire marks," of which the New York City Fire Museum has an extensive collection, none of their webpages came up on the first page of results. When I searched for "fire marks museum," the New York City Fire Museum was the third and fourth results.