Los Angeles County Fire Museum

Home of the World Famous
ENGINES 51 & SQUAD 51

THE MUSEUM WILL BE CLOSED THURSDAY APRIL 25, 2024 FOR A PRIVATE EVENT


WELCOME

HOURS OF OPERATION

Wednesday – Saturday
9AM to 2PM

General Admission $5
Free Admission for
LA County Fire Museum Members,
Fire, Military, and Children 12 & under


The Los Angeles County Fire Department
& the Los Angeles County Fire Museum

are hosting the best event in May 2024.
Bellflower Boulevard will be closed and fire apparatus will fill the street.
Demonstrations, explorations, and the restaurants will be serving great food.
LACo Fire FLY OVERS!!

DONT’ MISS IT 10am to 2pm

LACoFD Centennial Party Save the Date, May 11th, 2024, 10am to 2pm

Book image of Frank Leeb's book: Cornerstones of Leadership on and off the Fireground

JOIN US FOR A BOOK SIGNING

Join us and
FDNY Assistant Chief Frank Leeb
on June 6th – 11am TO 1pm

 
About the Author (2023)
 
Frank Leeb is a Deputy Assistant Chief in the Fire Department of New York. During his 31-year career, he has held several senior staff positions, including the Chief of the Fire Academy, Chief of Training, and the Chief of Safety. Frank has also been a member of the East Farmingdale Fire Department since 1983 (Long Island, NY).
 
Frank Leeb’s career has been defined by his unwavering commitment to fostering growth through training and development, a central tenet of his leadership philosophy. He has lectured nationally and internationally on motivation, preparedness, leadership, and strategy and tactics.
 
He holds a Fire Service Administration Bachelor’s degree from SUNY Empire State and a Security Studies Master’s degree from the Naval Postgraduate School, Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS). He has served as an advisory panel member for UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute’s (FSRI) “Study of Coordinated Attack in Acquired Structures”. He is the chair of the First Responder Center for Excellence cancer advisory committee. Frank is also a principal on the NFPA Technical Committees 420, 1585, and 1710. Chief Leeb was also the keynote speaker for Firehouse Expo in 2022 and was a presenter at the 2022 and 2023 U.S. Fire Administrator Summit on Fire Prevention and Control. He is also the author of the best-selling book “CORNERSTONES OF LEADERSHIP – ON AND OFF THE FIREGROUND”.
 
16400 Bellflower Blvd, Bellflower, CA
 
Free entry to the Museum for Firefighters/military
A portion of each book sold will be donated to the museum
The Los Angeles County Fire Museum is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization

IN MEMORIAM

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.

MUSEUM FIREFIGHTER MEMORIAL

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.

Into the Unknown, The Paramedics' Journey<br />
You cannot unsee what you have seen.

The Producers release the INTO THE UNKNOWN, THE PARAMEDICS’ JOURNEY Podcast & other announcements. In this series of the podcast, you’ll hear from the filmmakers, including executive producers Mantooth and Tighe. CLICK HERE for more information and the links to the podcast and more.
INTO THE UNKNOWN, THE PARAMEDICS’ JOURNEY

PODCAST RELEASE FOR NOVEMBER 2023

10 YEARS ON THE FRONT LINES OF THE BATTLE TO SAVE DETROIT, BURN X, the incredible follow-up to the award winning documentary BURN.

IN THE STORE

PAUL COMBS EXCLUSIVE
ALL THREE 51s

Dark blue t shirt with all three 51s apparatus and the 51 logo in a circle

Available NOW in our
Engine Company 51 Store

All items subject to prior sale, order early!

Get one NOW!
Ward LaFrance 
Engine 51 Model

Engine Company 51 Store

MEMBERS DON'T FORGET YOUR DISCOUNT CODE

SQUAD 51 MODELS TOO!

photo of the Squad 51 Model, side view

MEMBERSHIP PERKS

Benefactor Member Discount Code teaser

MEMBERS – Don’t forget to use your discount coupon code when you are shopping in the Museum or here in our Engine Company 51 Online Store.

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KEEP UP WITH THE NEWS!

WANNA RACE?

WANNA RACE?

"HEY, WARD.... WANNA RACE?" One afternoon, I was taking a walk, I heard a voice that said, "Hey Ward... wanna race?" I looked around to see who was calling out to Ward. Lo and behold, there they were.... A pair of classics enjoying retirement and still ready for...

AMBULANCE SIGNING

AMBULANCE SIGNING

Look who came by The Shop... Kevin Tighe and Randolph Mantooth signed the glove compartment of the newly restored Chevy Suburban Ambulance from the TV show EMERGENCY!"[dsm_text_divider header="THANK YOU PARTNERS" admin_label="THANK YOU PARTNERS"...

ADA  website compliance notice: As we expand all aspects of the Museum, both on ground and online, our new website was built for rapid deployment to share our information during a time of tremendous amounts of work for our volunteers in all areas. Please see our Accessibility Page for more information on our ADA compliance and Museum facility accessible access.

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.

Photograph of the Museum buildingOur 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.

BE PART OF THE PROCESS
BECOME A MEMBER OR DONATE TODAY

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

MISSION STATEMENT

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.

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