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
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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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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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.
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.
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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.