By Kaelyn Floyd
The Los Angeles County Fire Museum at the Mayne Events Center in Bellflower held its grand opening on Saturday, July 14, 2018. The ceremony commemorates the completion of the brand-new building which now houses decades of historic Los Angeles County fire service apparatus and equipment.
Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) Fire Chief Daryl Osby, Fire Captain and Fire Museum President Paul Schneider, Fourth District County Supervisor Janice Hahn and other fire personnel joined about 6,000 people that traveled from neighboring cities, states, and countries to experience this historic grand opening.
The museum features the Granite Mountain Hotshots’ Buggy 7A and the fictional Engine 51 from the 1970s television show “Emergency!”
Granite Mountain Hotshot Brendan McDonough, the only survivor of the 20 Hotshots that battled the 2013 wildfire, in Yarnell, Arizona, joined “Emergency!” actors Randolph Mantooth, Kevin Tighe, and Mike Stoker in autographing memorabilia.
For the museum’s normal business hours and prices, please visit: http://www.lacountyfiremuseum.com/