Los Angeles County Fire Museum

Home of the World Famous
ENGINES 51 & SQUAD 51


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

Here is The Shop 3D Tour >>>
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EMERGENCY!’s CHET KELLY
TIM DONNELLY PASSES

It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our friend, Tim Donnelly on the 17th of September, 2021.  Tim, as you know, played Chet Kelly on the show Emergency! among many other roles during his acting career.  Tim is survived by his daughter, Ashley, two grandsons, his sister Kathleen and his brother Dennis.

To all the EMERGENCY! fans, we want you to know that he was very excited about coming to the Museum in  January for the 50th Anniversary.  Many of the Museum Board Members have great memories of Tim from our time on Project 51 and personal contact.  To his daughter, grandchildren, and siblings, we offer our sincerest condolences.  At this time, services have not been arranged.  Cards may be directed to Dennis Donnelly, c/o Los Angeles County Fire Museum Association, 9834 Flora Vista St., Bellflower, CA 90706.

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KEEP UP WITH THE NEWS!

Engine 57 Comes Home

Engine 57 Comes Home

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...

THE SHOP

THE SHOP

Los Angeles County VP Joe Woyjeck lying on the top of the pump working on Engine 51 (Ward La France)

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ADA  website compliance notice: As we expand all aspects of the Museum, both on ground and online, our new website was built for rapid deployment to share our information during a time of tremendous amounts of work for our volunteers in all areas. Please see our Accessibility Page for more information on our ADA compliance and Museum facility accessible access.

IN THE STORE

BREAST CANCER
AWARENESS MONTH


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
All proceeds from the sale of our special T-shirts
will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Organization

Available NOW in our
Engine Company 51 Store

MEMBERS DON'T FORGET YOUR DISCOUNT CODE

All items subject to prior sale, order early!

IN MEMORIAM

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.

MUSEUM FIREFIGHTER MEMORIAL

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.

MEMBERSHIP PERKS

Benefactor Member Discount Code teaser

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.

Photograph of the Museum buildingOur 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.

BE PART OF THE PROCESS
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.

LOS ANGELES COUNTY FIRE MUSEUM ASSOCIATION

MISSION STATEMENT

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.

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