Los Angeles County Fire Museum

The goal of the Los Angeles County Fire Museum 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 3670+ dues paying LA County Firefighter members, and members of the public, dedicated to preserving and showcasing our collection while providing entertainment and education to our visitors.

Our 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.

Our new Bellflower location in the Bellflower Mayne Events Center located at 16400 Bellflower Blvd. Bellflower, CA serves as our public face to showcase our collections and events. This public facility has a rotating showcase of some of the 60 antique fire engines from our diverse collection, as well as our very large fire related artifact collection. The Museum also has a shop, closed to the public, where we have apparatus in various states of restoration. Volunteer crew work on the rigs to bring them back to historical condition.

Come and enjoy exploring fire engines from the 1860’s through just retired apparatus. The museum is open four days a week from 9AM to 4PM and during special events throughout the year. We have extended Summer hours. Please check the Events and Tours calendar page for up to date times and events. https://www.lacountyfiremuseum.com/calendar/

Included in our 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 Engines 51 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 3670 dues paying Firefighter members dedicated to preserving and showcasing our collection while providing entertainment and education to our visitors.