BEST Friends of LAPL, publisher of the Hidden Heroes, is hosting the book launch. The event will showcase the ongoing work from Octavia Lab staff, in partnership with the L.A. Conservancy, for bringing to light to less-than-well-known heroes and locations in the Los Angeles area. Guests include family members/partners for the following subjects in the coloring book: J.L. Edmonds, John Ballard, Dr. Virginia Uribe and Aurelio Jose Barrera. Please register here in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing information about joining the meeting. For ADA accommodations, call (213) 228-7430 at least 72 hours prior to the event. Para ajustes razonables según la ley de ADA, llama al (213) 228-7430 al menos 72 horas antes del evento.

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Coming up!


Join us as we celebrate Black History this month… and every month! We invite you to our February 17th Open House as we celebrate history, community, and the brave men and women whose inspiring stories we share here at Old Station 30. Museum Historian, Captain Brent Burton, gives a captivating historical presentation beginning at 2pm. We look forward to seeing familiar and new Museum friends February 17! And we thank you for helping us continue to preserve and share their stories.


Save the Date! LA County Library our very own Historian and Former Museum Capt. Brent Burton of the Los Angeles County Fire Department is hosting an educational seminar. #Firefighter #HistoriansUnite #YourHistory#OurHistory


Fire It Up! BBQ Competition Family Event. Free admission featuring live band, DJ, vendors, BBQ tastings, VIP packages, celebrity judges, kids activities, local firefighters competing for title of "Best BBQ." Reigning champ, LAFD Assistant Chief Antoine McKnight and the LAFD Firefighter and 2016 Champ Mike Finger are both returning for year 3.

For vendor, sponsor, and competitor inquiries please email fireitupkelli@gmail.com. The Fire It Up! BBQ Competition is a fundraising partnership between two nonprofits that serve and honor the firefighting community. Proceeds will benefit Fire Family Foundation and the African American Firefighter Museum.

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"LAFD CERT Training (Community Emergency Response Team)" - September 6th, 2017

Location: 1401 S Central Ave, Los Angeles, California 90021 September 6 - October 18 / 6:30pm - 8:30pm, 2017
What is CERT? If a major earthquake (or any disaster) hits, do you …
  • have enough supplies for a minimum of 72 hours up to an entire month for all family members, including pets?
  • know how to turn off the gas?
  • know how to safely turn off the power?
  • know how to apply first aid?
  • have enough water for all of your family and your pets?
  • have provisions for living outside your home for a length of time if the structure is compromised?
It is important to know, if a major disaster occurs, the LAFD, paramedics, police…WILL NOT COME! They will be deployed FIRST to major incidents such as collapsed buildings. That is why you constantly hear…You MUST be prepared to take care of yourself. In the CERT course they say…“The Greatest Good for the Greatest Number of People.” When you are trained, you are far more equipped to deal with your circumstances without needing aid from outside sources. CERT members are trained in basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization and disaster medical operations. You will learn how to prepare for emergencies, what supplies you should NOW have in your house, how much food, how much water but most importantly, how to protect your family in an emergency!  


"2nd Annual Fire It Up! BBQ Competition" - September 30th, 2017


The Fire It Up!BBQ Competition is a fundraising partnership between two nonprofits that serve and honor the firefighting community.  Proceeds will benefit Fire Family Foundation and the African American Firefighter Museum.   This year's 2017, 2nd Annual event will be held on Saturday, September 30th from 12pm to 4pm at Firefighters First Credit Union, the headquarters for Fire Family Foundation, located at 815 Colorado Blvd. in Los Angeles, CA 90041.
BarBQ and blues? The Perfect Combination
Enjoy Live Blues Musical Entertainment ​by Les Falconer and the A Team
VIP Package, $60 - includes meal, beverage and dessert served in A/C indoor dining area + BBQ SWAG bag.  "5 Tastings Ticket", $15 (in advance) or $20 at event

"20th Anniversary Celebration" - November 4th, 2017

Location: 1401 S Central Ave, Los Angeles, California 90021 November 6 / 5:30pm - 10:00pm $25.00 donation Come join us for a celebration 20 years in the making. **SILENT AUCTION PRIZES** - Wheels Up!   3 Nights Lodging and Airfare to San Francisco Package - Going Goofy!   Disneyland ticket Package with discount lodging - Go Chargers! Los Angeles Chargers ticket package .... and more items ALL PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT THE AFRICAN AMERICAN FIREFIGHTER MUSEUM.


Past Events:

"Southern California Pioneers" - June 25th, 2017

 African American Firefighter Museum
1401 S Central Ave, Los Angeles, California 90021
Sunday, June 25 at 1 PM – 4 PM
Next Week
The African American Firefighter Museum (Museum) is celebrating its 20th Anniversary as a premier cultural destination in Los Angeles. Our non-profit public benefit corporation is dedicated to collecting, conserving and sharing the heritage of African American Firefighters through collaboration and education. The Board of Directors is currently re-imagining the Museum’s space, programming and exhibits. As part of that effort, we want to recognize and share the stories of African American Firefighters in the Southern California region. Our new exhibit celebrates the FIRST African Americans to be hired departments spread across the Southern California region, including male and female firefighters and volunteers. . This exhibit will showcase the triumphs and struggles of the men and women in SoCal Fire Departments and will provide opportunities for our visitors to engage in dialogue surrounding inclusion, diversity and perseverance as you tour our facility. A reception to honor these pioneers will be held at our Museum on Sunday June 25, 2017.