Home of the World Famous
ENGINES 51 & SQUAD 51
The Los Angeles County Fire Museum is open
Wednesday through Saturday 9AM to 2PM
$5 donation for entry
active military and children 12 and under are free
LOCATION: 16400 Bellflower Blvd, Bellflower, CA 90706
Second Annual Dave Rosa Memorial Car Show
On October 19th, we will be taking our Rescue 11 and other rigs to the car show.
OFFICIAL SQUAD 51 T SHIRTS
BREAST CANCER AWARENESS T SHIRTS
are available NOW in our
Engine Company 51 Store
ALSO available in the Museum store
The current edition of the
Challenge Coins are going away!
The Squad 51 coins are gone,
order your Engine 51 coins today to get yours.
THE MUSEUM WILL BE CLOSED
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 13TH
CAPF MEMBERS: CAPF has voted to increase dues by $5.00 a month starting October 1st. You will see a boost of $2.50 per pay period in your payroll deduction to the Museum in October that will go toward this increase. If you have any questions about this increase, please contact CAPF directly.
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.
CHIEF CLYDE A. BRAGDON, Jr.
Over the weekend of October 5th, retired Los Angeles County Fire Chief Clyde A. Bragdon, Jr. passed away at the age of 90.
As the Department’s sixth fire chief, Chief Bragdon served from 1977-1984. In 1978, he even made a cameo appearance as fire chief in the TV show, Emergency!
After leaving the LACoFD, then-President Ronald Reagan nominated and swore Chief Bragdon in as Administrator of the U.S. Fire Administration/FEMA in Washington, D.C. After retirement, he and his wife Dahlia moved back to California where he continued to promote fire safety. Chief Bragdon’s wife passed away in 2009; he is survived by his five sons and their wives, 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
The Museum team sends our condolences and wish the family to know our hearts go out to them.
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 new display space was designed from the ground up as the home for our most popular fire apparatus, artifacts, and gift shop. The World Famous EMERGENCY! apparatus are central to our display, but you will also see rigs that are from the hand drawn, horse drawn, and rigs from the early 20th Century forward.
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. Plan your visit today!
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BECOME A MEMBER OR DONATE TODAY
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.