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804, 2015

Los Angeles’ First African American Firefighter

By |April 8th, 2015|Categories: Blog, News|0 Comments

Sam Haskins was a former slave. He was born in Virginia in February of 1846. In 1880, fifteen years after the civil war, as a free man, Haskins made the cross-country trek to Los Angeles. According to [...]

804, 2015

College students campaign in 1940s Fire Truck Restoration for the Museum

By |April 8th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Current Projects, News|0 Comments

2703, 2015

Battalion Chief Veronie Steele-Small

By |March 27th, 2015|Categories: Blog, News|0 Comments

When it came time for Recruit #38 in the 78th Recruit Class to demonstrate her ability to put up a 150-pound, 24-foot wooden ladder against the side of the training tower at headquarters, a small crowd [...]

511, 2014

Pioneer who lead fight against discrimination in the Fire Department has died

By |November 5th, 2014|Categories: Black Ribbon, Blog, News|0 Comments

Arnett Hartsfield Jr. a Retired Firefighter and Attorney, who helped lead the fight against racial discrimination in the Los Angeles Fire Department, died October 30th at the age of 96. Hartsfield wrote  “The Old Stentorians,” a [...]

1510, 2013

Greatest Rescues on Paper and Film

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1712, 2012

Arnett received the Miriam Matthews Ethnic History Award

By |December 17th, 2012|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Top row: Adam Burton III, Oscar Casillas, Brent Burton. Seated, Todd Gaydowski, President of the L.A. Historical Society, Arnett Hartsfield, Mrs. Jeanne Harstfield.