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.

CURRENT ISSUE

V 28 – ISSUE 2 – SPRING  2019

  • New Partner: Powerbuilt
  • Random Shot
  • Museum Facilities
  • Crown Apparatus Number One
  • Landmark 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
  • LACoFM When Musters Were Us
  • Tech & Media: archives and sharing
  • A Dedicated Firefighter: Retired Assistant Chief Brunstrom
  • April 1950 Fire Engineering Archive
  • Traveling Canteen

CONTACT THE FIRE WARDEN TEAM

If you have a question on any article in our Fire Wardens, or 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 contacting you shortly. If you are submitting photos, you will be provided more information.

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.
There are many links and some information that is not relevant for today in the archive issues.

V 28 – ISSUE 1 – WINTER  2019

  • 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.

V 27 – ISSUE 1 – SUMMER 2018

  • 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.

V 26 – ISSUE 1 – WINTER 2017

  • 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”

V 25 – ISSUE 2 – Summer 2016

  • 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?

V 25 – ISSUE 1 – WINTER 2016

  • Museum’s 21st Anniversary
  • Celebrating Purchase of Bellflower Building
  • Make A Wish – Noah Cohen
  • Random Shot
  • Museum Experiences
  • Cold Case Murder
  • Blast From the Past
  • Firehouse Dogs – Big Al the Kiddies Pal
  • Discovery on Oat Mountain
  • History – It’s What We Do
  • 1923 Ford Model TT
  • Treasures Found at South Gate

V 24 – ISSUES 1- 4 – SUMMER 2014

  • 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

V 23 – ISSUES 3-4 – FALL 2013

  • 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

V 23 – ISSUE 1 – SPRING 2013

  • 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

V 22 – ISSUE 4 – WINTER 2012

  • 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
  • Art Millette Donation – Deputy 191 Fire Game Warden Forestry Dept. Badge
  • Firehouse Terminology #2: Bugles

V 22 – ISSUE 3 – FALL 2012

  • 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

V 22 – ISSUE 2 – SUMMER 2012

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

V 21 – ISSUE 1 – SPRING 2012

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

V 20 – ISSUE 2 – Winter 2011

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

V 20 – ISSUE 1 – FALL 2011

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

V 19 – ISSUE 4 –  WINTER 2010

  • 1941 Ford
  • Open house photos

V 19 – ISSUE 3 – FALL 2010

  • 1903 American Metropolitan Restoration
  • Filming of the Pioneers of Paramedicine Documentary

V 19 – ISSUE 1 – Winter 2009

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

MORE COMING SOON

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