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The LAFD Historical Society Celebrates 10-4 Day

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.

The LAFD Historical Society Celebrates 10-4 Day

Summer is a Great Time to Visit the Museum 2010 Fallen Firefighter's Memorial Event
Art Gilmore at the LAFD museum in Hollywood in 2009.Every year, Hollywood celebrates 10-4 Day. It's a police code for "message received." For the past several years, the celebration has included a parade that has started in front of the LAFD museum and hheaded to thte Hollywood Walk of Fame.

"2150 Bye" - that was the famous line delivered by actor Broderick Crawford, who played CHP Chief Dan Mathews on the television show "Highway Patrol" (1955-1959). But the show's real history was set in stone by its narrator, Art Gilmore.

This year, the parade is more than just a celebration of the protection provided by the CHP. Art Gilmore passed away in September and for many participants, the parade is a tribute to him and his remarkable voice.

In 2009, when Art attended his last 10-4 event, he was still vibrant and funny. He told the assembled crowd that when he was doing the show, he was stopped for speeding. He told the officer that, "I'm the guy who does the Highway Patrol narration." The CHP officer demanded that he prove it with a demo. Art launched into his prologue for the show and was interrupted as the CHP officer exclaimed, "you don't sound anything like him. If you don't be quiet, I'll arrest you!"

The photo to the right was taken by MySafe:LA founder David Barrett during the 2009 event.

Check out this gallery on laist: 10-4 Parade.


Is there a roster of all fireman who served with
LAFD throughout the years?

June 1st, 2011 // By JOSEPH SASSONE

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