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Responding to Fire

Museum Info

Hollywood Museum

1355 N. Caheunga Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 464 - 2727
SAT 10a - 4p

Harbor Museum

638 Beacon Street
San Pedro, CA 90731
(323) 464 - 2727
SAT 10a - 3p

Off-hour tours available
by special request.

Responding to Fire

Truck 60 Prepares to
A firefighter never knows when the next big alarm will occur. Every time the long ring comes in, firefighters head to attack a dangerous and indifferent enemy: fire.

The Los Angeles Fire Department responds to more than 1,000 emergency calls every day. Today, more than 80% of those calls are emergency medical calls (EMS). Still, on an average of once a day, a significant fire breaks out in Los Angeles. Fighting fire has become a sophisticated and nearly military-like process. You can learn what it is to respond to fire by reading some of the accounts posted here and in the section on Famous Fires in Los Angeles.

Ride Along for a Major Emergency Structure Fire

Watch the Video - Part 1

Watch the Video - Part 2

Visit the LAFD Historical Society Video Channel