HISTORY OF
THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY FIRE MUSEUM

In the mid-1970s, two Los Angeles County firefighters began what would become the County of Los Angeles Fire Museum Association. By the end of the 80’s, our museum formally organized under the State of California as a not-for-profit public benefit corporation.

One of the museum’s first donated pieces was the famous Squad 51 from the hit television show “Emergency!” Since then, we have grown from a dozen or so antique fire engines to more than forty dating back to the 1860s! Additionally, uniforms, badges, helmets, photographs and many other artifacts are being resurrected and preserved as lucent examples of the County fire service.

All of the fire apparatus and artifact restoration efforts are supported by tax-deductible donations, most from the payroll deduction program supported by many loyal and proud Los Angeles County Firefighters. Without our vital membership support, the rich history of the County fire service would be lost.

This is just the beginning of our story. Please check back to learn more about your Fire Museum.

 

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