The FIRE WARDEN

The Los Angeles County Fire Museum’s newsletter is called the Fire Warden. The name reminds us of the history of the Department with every issue. The LACoFD started out with the Forester and Fire Warden in charge with his crew putting out fires in our wildlands. Through the years, the Department became more sophisticated and morphed into the multi-divisional world class Fire Department we know today. 

Every issue of the newsletter is written by our team at the Museum, as well as active and retired Firefighters. We print and mail a beautiful glossy print magazine for our members.

SHARE YOUR STORY!

The Fire Warden welcomes and accepts articles from Firefighters everywhere. If you have stories and photos you would like to share, please email them to the Fire Warden using the Contact form on the left below the Current Issue. You will be contacted upon your submission.

CONTACT THE FIRE WARDEN TEAM

If you have a question on any article in our Fire Wardens, if you have a story to tell, or maybe some photographs to share, please contact us via this contact form. A Fire Warden Team member will be in touch with you shortly. If you wish to submit photographs, you will be provided more information in the reply.

Thank you, The Fire Warden Team.

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PAST ISSUES

Past issues are only available as PDFs
There are a few recent and current print issues that are only available at the Museum
If you wish to receive the print edition, become a Museum Member at the Supporting Membership level or higher

There are many links and certain information that will not be relevant in the older archive issues

Fire Warden
FW 2-2021 CONTENT

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3) From the President
5) Facilities & Docent Spotlight
6) Random Shot
7) 32 Miles – On Call Delivery
10) Paramount Patrol Station
14) Find the Fire
16) Company Journals – Tower to Dispatch
20) Too Close for Comfort
22) 1968 Canyon Fire
24) Brush Fires & Backfiring
26) Brush Fire Apparatus
30) Brush Air Ops
32) Flashback: Senior Pilot Rick Cearley
33) Leather Cairns Brother’s Helmet
34) The Fire/Flood Sequence
36) When the Fire RULES
38) The Shop – 1969 Ambulance
40) The Shop – Seagrave, Model T, Crew
43) The Shop – Squad 51 Detailing
46) Evolution of Escondido Patrol Station
48) Engine 2 is Back Home… Avalon
49) Retiree Call for Support
50) Photographer Carson – Eng. Co. 23
51) Tech & Media
52) Missing Smokey & Workday Spotlight
53) Estate Planning
54) In Memoriam – Tim Donnelly
54) Impressum

Fire Warden
FW 1-2021 CONTENT

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3) From the President
5) Facilities
6) A Bad Day for Engine 164
12) The Hog Lives On
14) More About Home Gardens
22) Call for Retiree Support
23) 1937 ULH Harley Davidson
26) The Shop – Engine 51
33) The Shop – 1903 American Steam
38) First Station Number One
40) Harley: An Ambulance Cycle?
41) Harley: A Siren?
45) Flak Jackets?
46) Not Only Engines Get Caught
47) Tech & Media
48) Call for Docents
49) War Surplus

FW 2/3-2020 CONTENT

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3) From the President

5) Facilities
6) Random Shot
7) The Long Road to Dept. Historian
8) Vernon Goes County
15) LACoFD Inventions
16) Station 17’s Pump House Fire
18) Super Scooper
23) Simple By Design – PBX
26) Pumper J
29) E51
30) 1928 Mack
31) 1925 Stutz
33) Waterous Steamer
36) 1915 Model T
38) 1903 American Steamer
40) Good Old Days – Battalion 6
42) Engine 41’s Dalmatian
45) Chief Bragdon & the Fire Pact
48) Change of Watch
49) Tech & Media
50) Estate Planning

FW 1-2020 CONTENT

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3) From the President
5) Facilities
6) A Bad Day for Engine 164
12) The Hog Lives On
14) More About Home Gardens
22) Call for Retiree Support
23) 1937 ULH Harley Davidson
26) The Shop – Engine 51
33) The Shop – 1903 American Steam
38) First Station Number One
40) Harley: An Ambulance Cycle?
41) Harley: A Siren?
45) Flak Jackets?
46) Not Only Engines Get Caught
47) Tech & Media
48) Call for Docents
49) War Surplus

FW 3/4 2019 CONTENT

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3) From the President
5) Facilities
6) Museum Honors Two Stars: Cinader & Norell
7) Robert A. Cinader
10) EMERGENCY! A visit with “Captain Stanley”
18) Homegardens Station 15
23) Plan an Event at the Mayne
24) Old Engine 15
26) From the Shop
31) Calling All LACoFD Retirees
33) Fireman James Michelli – We Will Never Forget
36) Call for Docents
37) When is the Department’s Birthday
39) “Junkyard” Treasure … wow
40) Transition – Callmen & Paid – 1948
42) Fire Camps
44) Transitions – Merger Master
44) White Motor Company
45) Engine 51 Ladders Are Back
45) Corrections
46) From the Archives: Seagrave Presents the new Quad
52) Tech & Media & Website Update
54) Legacy Donation Information

FW 2 2019 CONTENT

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New Partner: Powerbuilt
Random Shot
Museum Facilities
Crown Apparatus Number One
Photo from Universal Studios
From the Shop
Completing a Story – Station 42
Fire Antique Swap Meet
Call for Docents
50 Years  EMS Celebration
Dispatch Frequencies
Unintended Midnight Visitor
When Musters Were Us
Tech & Media: archives and sharing
A Dedicated Firefighter
April 1950 Fire Engineering Archive
Traveling Canteen

FW 1 - 2019 CONTENT

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New Museum & Grand Opening Day
Meet the Board of Directors
Docent Meeting
1951 Factory Photo
Box Alarm
EMS 50 Years and 1971 Dodge Mobile Aid Truck
Squad 51 Plates
When FS 27 Was New
Crown F1001
Haphazard Early Days
1929 Getty Oil Fire
Rose Parade
Crown Parts for a Friend
New Photo Identity System
1953 International Coast Engine

FW 1 - 2018 CONTENT

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Grand Opening Announcement
Station History 18’s
Street Alarms
LACoFD FSA Program
Indian Fire Pump
American La France Engines
New” Enclosed Crew Cabs
Photographs and Preservation
Celebrating Jeff Langley
Higgins & Langley Memorial Awards.

FW 1 - 2017 CONTENT

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The New Museum Building Progress – Our Future
Random Shot
Blast From the Past
From the Shop
Retired Chief Houts
A Ghost That Galloped
Donated Collection – R. Dale Magee
Sharing our Collection – Fire Engineering Magazine
Station 42
Fire Chief Keith E. Klinger’s Retirement Invitation
Engine 1/3
Fighting Fire With Fire
Pumper J Restoration
Visit by Jorden Pearl, past Museum Director
Engine 41’s “Dalmation”

FW 2 - 2016 CONTENT

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History Maker – Legacy of T. F. Schneider
Random Shot
Pumper A Comes Home
R. Dale Magee
Bellflower Facility Sprucing
From the Shop
Diamond in the Rough
Volunteer Fire Companies of LA County
What Was That?

FW 1 - 2016 CONTENT

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History Maker – Legacy of T. F. Schneider
Random Shot
Pumper A Comes Home
R. Dale Magee
Bellflower Facility Sprucing
From the Shop
Diamond in the Rough
Volunteer Fire Companies of LA County
What Was That?

FW 1/4 - 2014 CONTENT

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Breaking Ground
E51 Restoration Photos
Random Shot
Restoration Report
New Home vote
Boot Is Back
LACoFD Badge History
James O. Page 1936-2004
The 51’s
Celebrating FFS J. Littlefield
Knott’s Berry Farm’s Waterous Steamer
Firefighter Stories: Walter Walker

FW 3/4 - 2013 CONTENT

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Pioneers of Paramedicine
Celebrating Ken Jury – Treasurer for Life
Random Shot
Restoration Report
Squad 51 In Las Vegas
Firefighter Stories: Bernard Dickey
Mecum Auctions
From the Archives
Historian Dave Boucher honored by LACoFD

FW 1 - 2013 CONTENT

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Boot the Firedog
Restoration Report
Random Shot
Squad 51 Responding to EMS
Lunch in Hollywood
March 10th, 1933 EARTHQUAKE!
King Family donates 1922 REO
Firehouse Terminology #3 – Baby Banger
Guest Firefighter Stories: Lon Myers

FW 4 - 2012 CONTENT

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1956 CJ5 FIRE JEEP
EMERGENCY! The Little Show that Just Won’t Die
Random Shot
From the Shop
Guest Firefighter’s Story: Scott Franklin, Old Engine 7
So Many Engines, So Little Time
Fire Game Warden Forestry Department Badge
Firehouse Terminology #2: Bugles

FW 3 - 2012 CONTENT

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Kevin Tighe & Randolph Mantooth bestowed as Honorary Fire Chiefs
100 Years of Family Service
Random Shot
Return of Engine 7
Firehouse Terminology #1 – Run
EMERGENCY! Collections Donated
LACoFM Hosts a Car Show
Denver Trip

FW 2 - 2012 CONTENT

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Make A Wish
Fred Earl
LACoFD Firefighters Military History
May Madness
US Army Vets Job Fair
Heroes Night
Emergency Artifacts

FW 1 - 2012 CONTENT

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Disney Animator Ward Kimball
Restoration Progress Report
Autographed T shirts
The Silsby Rides Again
Ward Kimball and His Fire Engines

FW 2 - 2011 CONTENT

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Merry Christmas
Honor Them Always
Old Engine 12
Random Shot
A Very Special Luncheon

FW 1 - 2011 CONTENT

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Engine 51 Restored and Reunited
From the Shop
51 In Quarters
Event Photographs
LACoFD History – Men and Their Machines

FW 4 - 2010 CONTENT

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1941 Ford
Open house photos

FW 3 - 2010 CONTENT

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1903 American Metropolitan Restoration
Filming of the Pioneers of Paramedicine Documentary

FW 2 - 2010 CONTENT

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Pioneers of Paramedicine Event
Kathy St. Amant joins the Museum Team
Iconic Paramedic Backboard
Photos of Big Smiles and Good Times

FW 1 - 2010 CONTENT

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Tributes to Captain Ted Hall & Firefighter Specialist Arnie Quinones
Museum expansion feasibility study

FW 1 2009 CONTENT

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BBQ for a badly burned boy due to child abuse
Building fund for investors
Return of Engine 51 from Yosemite (Ward LaFrance)
Goodbye honor for Firefighter and Museum pioneer Tom Aplanalp

FW 1 2008 CONTENT

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Update on the Museum’s ‘Starter Home” which is now “The Shop”
Highlight review photos

FW 2006-2007 CONTENT

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Remembering the Great Earthquake and Fire 1906-2006
Announcing the 200th Paramedic Graduation and reunion
LA County Board hails Museum for the SF event

FW 2=2006 CONTENT

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2) Mantooth Raises $20K for Museum

3) LACoFD Explorer Banquet
4) Fire Hydrant Pulled from WTC
6)  Fan Letters
7)  Dear Chief Freeman

FW 1-2006 CONTENT

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2) Road Trips
3) Selman Chevy Steps Up
4) Saving Engine 69
6)  Biography: James O. Page Pt 3
7)  New Board of Directors

FW 1-2 2005 CONTENT

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1) Mantooth Promotes Museum
3) Recovering FF Tom Barilla
4) Paramedic History
6)  Selman Chevy
8)  New Museum Facility
9) Firefighter Museum
10) Biography: James O. Page Pt 2

FW 2-2004 CONTENT

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1) Goodbye to James O. Page
6) Biography: James O. Page Pt 1

FW 1-2004 CONTENT

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1) Protectors of Signal Hill
2) Actor Lends Star Power
3) Biography: Chief Richard Houts
6) Flashback: Ronald Regan’s Effect on CA

FW 3-2003 CONTENT

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1) Squad 51 in the Hall of Flame
2) TV Firefighters by Yokley
3) 59 Years Ago
4) From the Shop

FW 2-2003 CONTENT

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1) Mantooth Promotes Museum
3) Recovering FF Tom Barilla
4) Paramedic History
6)  Selman Chevy
8)  New Museum Facility
9) Firefighter Museum
10) Biography: James O. Page Pt 2

FW 1-2003 CONTENT

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1) Museum Raises Funds for FDNY
2) Parade Rest
2) Q&A Dave Boucher
3) Corn Fields to Fireground
4) Wide Open Spaces
6) Flashback: 1924 Parade of Rest
7) Master Plan

FW 3-2002 CONTENT

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1) Museum Leaders Share Expertise
2) Museum Sponsors 9/11 Flag Cases
2) Off to Oz
3) Biography: Larry Hoerner
4) From the Shop

FW 2-2002 CONTENT

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1) Master Plan
2) Open House Notes
4) From the Shop: ’37 Seagrave
6) Flashback; Station 7

FW 1-2002 CONTENT

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1) Squad 51 at Petersen Museum
3) Biography: Chief Pilot Rick Cearley
4) From the Shop: ’55 Crown
6) Flashback; Camp 9 Open House

FW 2-2001 CONTENT

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1) Squad 51 Returns from DC
3) Biography: Roland Percey
4) From the Shop: Amish Wheelwright
6) Wishlist: Harley Davidson

FW 1-2001 CONTENT

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1)”The Hog” Lives On
A Tribute to Leonard Koehler
4) Santa Fe Springs Oil Fire
7) Things to Come

1999 FW issue 1 cover
FW 1-2000 CONTENT

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1) Chief Anderson
Turner’s T
2) Editor’s Desk
6) Advertisement from the LACoFD Annual 1929 Dance

 

1999 FW issue 1 cover
FW 1-1999 CONTENT

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1) Dispatching Systems / Early Fire Protection Districts
5) From the Editor’s Desk

 

FW 1-1998 CONTENT

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1) “Fire Chief Emeritus Keith Klinger”
A Tribute from Fire Chief P. Michael Freeman
A Personal Perspective by Dave Boucher
2) From the Editors Desk
3) L.A. County Fire Department Goes Online
4) Engine 32B in 1934
5) LA County Fire Department Band

FW 1-1997 CONTENT

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1) Passing of a Giant – Supervisor Kenneth Hahn
A Look at the Future
3) From the Editor’s Desk
4) Brush Fires and Backfiring
5) Petey the Firedog says goodbye

 

FW 1-1992 CONTENT

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1) A History of the County of Los Angeles Fire Protection Districts
4) The Mt. Lowe Railway – Thaddeus S. G. Lowe
4) A Railway is Born
5) Fire Museum Seminar 1992
6) Battalion Directors

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