Home of the World Famous
ENGINES 51 & SQUAD 51
Tragedy struck our Department during an early morning structure fire January 6th, 2022. Fire Fighter Jonathan Flagler, from Fire Station 83, Battalion 14, Central Operations Bureau, was fatally injured at approximately 02:49 AM during suppression efforts inside a single-family residence located in Rancho Palos Verdes. On behalf of the Los Angeles County Fire Museum, we send our deepest and most heartfelt condolences to our Brother’s family, friends and fellow Firefighters. Words can simply not express our sorrow and heartache. May he rest in eternal glory and may God grant his family strength and comfort in this most trying time.
Firefighter Flagler was a 21-year veteran of the fire service having served 19 years with the Vernon Fire Department before transitioning into our Department in October 2020. He is survived by his wife and two sons.
His Memorial Service will be on Friday January 21st.
EMERGENCY!s 50th ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND HOURS
Free Admission all weekend
THIS IS NOT THE EVENT – SPECIAL HOURS TO CELEBRATE THE ANNIVERSARY
Friday January 14th 9-5
Unveiling of the EMERGENCY! Ambulance
in the Museum NOON
Saturday January 15th 9-5
Sunday January 16th 9-2
Saturday January 15th 9-4
Sunday January 16th 9-5
We are open Wednesday through Saturday 9AM to 2PM
$5 donation for entry
FREE ADMISSION for: Our Members, Active & Retired LACoFD Firefighters,
Active Military, and children 12 and under
LOCATION: 16400 Bellflower Blvd, Bellflower, CA 90706
If you cannot come to see us, take the 3D tour of the Museum and our Shop
WE ARE CELEBRATING THE ANNIVERSARY THIS WEEK
RELEASING NEW OFFICIAL SWAG EVERY DAY!
January 10th: Two Anniversary T-shirts
January 11th: Two Coins – one Anniversary Coin & one Museum Challenge Coin
January 12th: Two Event Sweatshirts
January 13th: An Anniversary Sticker & Two Key Chains
January 14th: 1/50th scale Squad 51 Model & Squad 51 Blanket
EMERGENCY'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT POSTPONED
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR PUBLIC RELEASE:
Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Los Angeles County Fire Museum regrettably announces that we must postpone the Emergency! 50th Anniversary event scheduled for January 14-16, 2022. We are currently evaluating the situation and in the process of establishing a new date for this event. Once this is determined, we will make formal announcements immediately.
We thank you for your understanding and patience,
Los Angeles County Fire Museum Board of Directors
December 22, 2021
Every day, the Los Angeles County Fire Museum Team honors those Firefighters who lost their lives in the line of duty and from career related illnesses or injuries while serving our County of Los Angeles residents. We will never forget those who gave their all during their last alarm call. Thank you brothers and sisters.
Tragedy struck our Department during an early morning structure fire today. One of our Firefighters was severely injured during suppression efforts inside the structure. He succumbed to his injuries. On behalf of the Los Angeles County Fire Museum, we send our deepest and most heartfelt condolences to our Brother’s family, friends and fellow Firefighters. Words can simply not express our sorrow and heartache. May he rest in eternal glory and may God grant his family strength and comfort in this most trying time.
There are two Memorial walls here on the Los Angeles County Fire Museum website. One lists the line of duty deaths, those who gave their all while on duty. The other wall lists the firefighters who lost their lives due to duty related illness or other duty related factors. All our firefighters join the Department prepared to serve the County and contract cities. They work selflessly everyday so we may all stay safe and healthy. Keep your first responders in your mind, and thank them when you see them.
KEEP UP WITH THE NEWS!
Engine 57 returning to district! After more than 40 years, Engine 57’s 1950 International Coast is returning home. It has spent decades in Utah serving with a fire department there and then serving the community as a parade engine. Steve Palmer is bringing her home...
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IN THE STORE
Available NOW in our
Engine Company 51 Store
MEMBERS DON'T FORGET YOUR DISCOUNT CODE
All items subject to prior sale, order early!
MEMBERS – Don’t forget to use your discount coupon code when you are shopping in the Museum or here in our Engine Company 51 Online Store.
CURRENT ISSUE OF
THE FIRE WARDEN
LOCATION OF THE LACoFM
16400 Bellflower Blvd
Bellflower, CA 90706
The Los Angeles County Fire Museum is on the ground floor of The Mayne Events Center, which is located in downtown Bellflower, California. There is a banquet facility upstairs that is managed by the private company TGIS.
Our sparkling display space is chock full of displays of fire apparatus and artifacts. You will also find our World Famous EMERGENCY! television show apparatus Squad 51 and both Engine 51s. As expected, they are central to our display. Our large collection of rigs include apparatus from the hand drawn, horse drawn, and from the early 20th Century to the modern era. We exchange the displays often and bring out various rigs for public viewing from our shop and storage warehouse in South Gate.
Our display cases are full of fascinating fire related artifacts. Our Engine Company 51 Store has t-shirts, hats, and more (including items not sold on the internet) that you will want to take home with you.
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The Los Angeles County Fire Museum acquires, maintains, and restores antique fire apparatus. We also are responsible for archiving thousands of photographs and artifacts relating to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. We can not do all of this without your support.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY FIRE MUSEUM ASSOCIATION
Celebrate the history of the American Fire Service and the contributions made to that history by the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
Document and present the evolution, history and impact of fire based Emergency Medical Services.
Acquire, preserve, and present artifacts, apparatus, photographs and documents, along with other materials, which assist in the presentation of our history.
Restore antique fire apparatus to accurately reflect their respective histories.