Los Angeles County Fire Museum

Los Angeles County Fire Museum The LA County Fire Museum is a State of California non-profit organization. One of the museum's firs
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A seven year old image of two classics.
11/30/2023

A seven year old image of two classics.

11/29Another great,”Workday Wednesday!”We had a special guest as Prescott Fire Chief Durre stopped in to break bread wit...
11/30/2023

11/29
Another great,”Workday Wednesday!”
We had a special guest as Prescott Fire Chief Durre stopped in to break bread with our crew.
We had great conversation and he got to visit the Granite mountain crew buggy that is on display at the museum show room.

11/29/2023
11/20/2023

As a reminder, the Fire Museum will be closed this Wednesday and Thursday November 23rd and 24th in honor of
Thanksgiving. 🦃🍗

Fireman Marco Lopez answering the call!  We were very fortunate to have Marco spend time with us at the Museum last mont...
11/20/2023

Fireman Marco Lopez answering the call! We were very fortunate to have Marco spend time with us at the Museum last month. What a warm and gracious man. We can’t thank him enough for his support.

We at the Museum appreciate our Country’s Veterans every day of the year.  To those Veterans we say Thank You!!
11/11/2023

We at the Museum appreciate our Country’s Veterans every day of the year. To those Veterans we say Thank You!!

I know it isn’t Engine 51 but we are sure glad we have old Engine 57.  The  International/Coast engines are just too coo...
11/11/2023

I know it isn’t Engine 51 but we are sure glad we have old Engine 57. The International/Coast engines are just too cool.

We at the Museum send our most heartfelt condolences to our Brothers and Sisters of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Dep...
11/08/2023

We at the Museum send our most heartfelt condolences to our Brothers and Sisters of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. They lost four Brothers to su***de over the last 48 hours. Many of us here are members of our Department’s PEER Support Team and we want to remind all of our first responder family that there is help for those of you in emotional crisis. Please reach out. We can help get you the support you need.

Warning: This article discusses su***de. After the su***de deaths of one retired and three current members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in a 24-hour period, officials released a s…

Retired Cal Fire Chief John Hawkins posted this today. 1955 Los Angeles County Fire Department (LAC) Hacienda Fire. Loca...
11/08/2023

Retired Cal Fire Chief John Hawkins posted this today.

1955 Los Angeles County Fire Department (LAC) Hacienda Fire. Located about 25 miles southeast of Los Angeles, CA. Six fatalities. Let us never forget the life threatening/giving efforts of our predecessors and learn more to help prevent future tragedies.

The producers of Into the Unknown, a Paremedic's Journey have released a new podcast. You know who are very much a part ...
11/03/2023

The producers of Into the Unknown, a Paremedic's Journey have released a new podcast. You know who are very much a part of this podcast. Listen to an insiders view of the production:

Podcast Host and producer on the documentary Into the Unknown, the Paramedics' Journey, Tonya Mantooth continues the conversation with Randy Mantooth, star of the legendary TV Show EMERGENCY and producers Steve Martin and Dr. Baxter Larmon on why ...

LACOFD Engine 237 sporting a 1948 Seagrave “high reeler”.   This image is from the George “Smokey” Bass collection. Smok...
11/01/2023

LACOFD Engine 237 sporting a 1948 Seagrave “high reeler”. This image is from the George “Smokey” Bass collection. Smokey’s collection is an absolute treasure trove.

Thanks to our friend Chris Arnold for the following information;

Two Engines rolled out of 37's at least back to 1942 with Engine 37 & 137 a 1942 International, replaced by the 1948 Seagrave and renumbered Engine 237, replaced by a 1956 Crown. 1977 Engine 237 was closed.

I found this image at our Fire Station 18 in Lennox.  Firefighter Ed Wilson taking a breather after handling some busine...
10/31/2023

I found this image at our Fire Station 18 in Lennox. Firefighter Ed Wilson taking a breather after handling some business! Ed is absolutely one of the best. Worker!

Most images of fire apparatus show the vehicles from various angles off the front.  Here we see the business end of LACO...
10/28/2023

Most images of fire apparatus show the vehicles from various angles off the front. Here we see the business end of LACOFD Engine 2’s 1924 American LaFrance. Engine 2, at the time of these images, was located in East LA area then known as Laguna.
This engine was owned by a family in Ramona until last year when they sold it to a collector in Germany with out giving us a chance to buy it. We had tried for 27 years to acquire this engine from them. Very frustrating. 

Meant to post this early today!   An anniversary of a terrible day.
10/27/2023

Meant to post this early today! An anniversary of a terrible day.

Edit.  The fire engine in this image is not ours.  We are using this picture to show the style of valves we need. We do ...
10/27/2023

Edit. The fire engine in this image is not ours. We are using this picture to show the style of valves we need. We do not have the valves seen in this image. We have been given one great source for a company that still offers a very similar valve. Thanks everyone.

We are looking for 3/4 inch valves and valve handles like these in the picture. Not new valves but old valves just like these. Look in Grandpa’s garage for us.

Just doesn’t get much prettier than this.  1903 American “Metropolitan” next to the 1898 Gorter Water Tower.
10/25/2023

Just doesn’t get much prettier than this. 1903 American “Metropolitan” next to the 1898 Gorter Water Tower.

10/24/2023

A beautiful sound. Hall Scott Power.

Marco is here til 1:30pm. Come see us.
10/21/2023

Marco is here til 1:30pm. Come see us.

One week from today. Saturday, October 21st. Marco will be here. Don’t miss your chance meet him.
10/14/2023

One week from today.
Saturday, October 21st. Marco will be here. Don’t miss your chance meet him.

Absolute treasure arrived today.
10/11/2023

Absolute treasure arrived today.

We are very excited and thankful to the new owner that has decided to allow us to display this amazing piece.  Its histo...
10/07/2023

We are very excited and thankful to the new owner that has decided to allow us to display this amazing piece. Its history alone is amazing. The fact that it was restored by Andy Swift and the crew at Firefly makes it all the more better!

CHP with the photobomb.
10/06/2023

CHP with the photobomb.

10/4/23I want to thank those volunteers who show up every Wednesday. They do it all from rebuilding engines to getting r...
10/05/2023

10/4/23
I want to thank those volunteers who show up every Wednesday. They do it all from rebuilding engines to getting rigs put back together.
Today we were missing our mechanic Henry. He was under the weather.
Hurry and get will sir as you are missed!

A strange and rare firefighting machine is headed to the Museum all the way from Maine.   Should be in town next week.
10/04/2023

A strange and rare firefighting machine is headed to the Museum all the way from Maine. Should be in town next week.

ALL SIZES BACK IN STOCK...  Hurry!
10/03/2023

ALL SIZES BACK IN STOCK... Hurry!

ANOTHER SPECIAL SHIRT! All three of your favorite apparatus on one t-shirt. The artwork by specialist Paul Combs. Limite...
09/30/2023

ANOTHER SPECIAL SHIRT! All three of your favorite apparatus on one t-shirt. The artwork by specialist Paul Combs. Limited number available! Get yours today. These will be available in the Museum on Wednesday, online today! Women's style, youth sizes, and men's sizes available.
https://www.lacountyfiremuseum.com/engine-company-51/

AVAILABLE NOW.  In the web store or at the Museum next Wednesday. Beautiful Breast Cancer Awareness T-shirts in unisex s...
09/29/2023

AVAILABLE NOW. In the web store or at the Museum next Wednesday. Beautiful Breast Cancer Awareness T-shirts in unisex sizes, printed on a Bella preshrunk T. Limited quantities; get yours today. XS, S, M, L, XL. XXL, ###L, and ###XL.

https://www.lacountyfiremuseum.com/engine-company-51/

Sept. 19,2023Happy birthday Randy Mantooth!Thank you for your friendship and support of the LA County Fire Museum!
09/20/2023

Sept. 19,2023
Happy birthday Randy Mantooth!
Thank you for your friendship and support of the LA County Fire Museum!

Save the Date!
09/18/2023

Save the Date!

Our Museum continues to draw people from around the world. Yesterday a group of Fire Fighters from Korea stopped in to s...
09/14/2023

Our Museum continues to draw people from around the world. Yesterday a group of Fire Fighters from Korea stopped in to see us. While we had a language barrier, the love and respect for the Fire Service was our common bond. The visit included a trip to the “Salt Mine” to see Workday Wednesday in full action mode. Much love for all of our visitors.

We will never forget!
09/11/2023

We will never forget!

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16400 Bellflower Boulevard
Bellflower, CA
90706

Opening Hours

Wednesday 9am - 2pm
Thursday 9am - 2pm
Friday 9am - 2pm
Saturday 9am - 2pm

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