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.

Employ the popularity of the Fire Service as a means to motivate our youth to learn various school topics by showing how these topics pertain to the fire service.

Document and present the evolution, history and impact of fire based Emergency Medical Services.

Acquire, preserve, and present artifacts, apparatus, photographs and documents and other materials which assist in the presentation of our history.

Restore antique fire apparatus to accurately reflect their respective histories.

Finally we have a facility to showcase some of the 60 antique fire engines from our diverse collection. Our new Bellflower location in the Bellflower Mayne Events Center will serve as our public face to showcase our collections and events. The museum will be open four days a week, and during special events throughout the year. Come and enjoy exploring fire engines from the 1860’s through just retired apparatus. Please check the Events and Tours page for up to date times and events.

Included in this collection are fire engines pulled to fires by men, horse drawn steam fire engines, Los Angeles County Fire Department equipment dating back to the 1920’s, the “Disneyland” fire engine, Model T fire engines, and 1950’s fire engines. The County of Los Angeles Fire Museum is the ONLY place to come and see the world famous Engine and Squad 51 from the hit 1970’s television series “Emergency!”

Our goal is to tell the history of the American Fire Service in general terms, while emphasizing the County of Los Angeles Fire Department’s contributions to that history. We are an organization with 3400 dues paying firefighter members dedicated to preserving and showcasing our collection while providing entertainment and education to our visitors.

The Los Angeles County Fire Museum is a private 501(c)(3) non profit corporation # 33-0294056
The Museum is not an agency of the County of Los Angeles or the County of Los Angeles Fire Department