July 15th, 2008 // By admin
Welcome to the Los Angeles Fire Department Historical Society's blog. Our blog is part of our completely redesigned website. Expect to read a wide variety of news, opinion, and editorial about the history of the Los Angeles Fire Department and the city she serves.
This is an exciting time for the LAFDHS and the museum and memorial. The Memorial Plaza was completed just this month - after more than four years of planning, fund-raising, and construction. There are some remaining small areas that require minute detail work, but the overall plaza is complete and it's ready for use.
We'll celebrate the completion of the plaza with a ribbon-cutting and Open House on August 17, beginning at 11AM. We hope you can join us for a terrific afternoon of music, tours, fire engine rides, and much more.
This summer is also the kick off for our first formal fund-raising program, Firing Up Our Future. Those most at risk relative to injury or death from fire or accident include our kids and our seniors. Our $3 million dollar campaign is designed to develop and deliver a range of education and preservation programs that will benefit the community and all of our fellow citizens, young and not so young.
We welcome your thoughts, comments, and suggestions regarding everything related to the LAFDHS, including our Fallen Firefighter Memorial, our two museums (Hollywood and San Pedro), and Old Fireboat No. 2, the Ralph J. Scott. Tell us what you think, and don't forget we're always interested in meeting new friends, as well as greeting old ones. So, stop by on any Saturday from 10AM through 4PM.
Dear Friends at LAFDHS !
I`ve been visiting in Los Angeles and LAFD three times before - and on next month will be the fourth, this time with my family (wife and two daughters, 16 and 14 years). My friend, ret. Assistant Chief Frank Borden has been a great host for me, already twice and I will meet him again at Fire Museum 27 on February. Last time I promised to bring (next time) with me an old Finnish fire helmet to LAFDHS Fire Helmet Collection...and now I have that helmet for your wonderful museum !!
Your Hollywood Museum is very nice - propably the most beautiful in the world (of course I haven`t seen them all) ! Hopefully get a possibility to see also your San Pedro Fire Museum 36 and Old 28 (restaurant) in downtown LA...It will be great to visit again at LAFD / LAFDHS !! My ladies are also waiting anxiesly their first trip to California !!
Hannu Willman, Battalion Chief (DO)
Länsi-Uusimaa Dept. for Rescue Services, Finland
January 4th, 2009 // By Hannu Willman
Thank you for your kind comments on the museum and memorial. Everyone involved with the program is committed to the creation of the best fire-service museum in the USA, if not the world.
Please tell your friends and we hope to see you again in the near future.
January 4th, 2009 // By davidb
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