Fire Stations


On Tuesday, July 1, 1930, Engine Co. No. 27, Hose Co. No. 2, Truck Co. No. 9, Rescue Co. No. 2, and Salvage Co. No. 4 moved into the city’s newest Fire Station at 1355 N. Cahuenga Ave.  This new building replaced the combination police and Fire station that occupied the same location for more than fifteen years.  Although the building was not entirely completed at the time of occupancy, it still represented a remarkable feat: Fire Station 27 was the largest fire station west of the Mississippi. The first emergency response from Fire Station 27 came on the fist day of occupancy at 3:14 p.m. to a two-story brick hotel at 6724 Hollywood Blvd. The occupants of apartment 149 extinguished a fire caused by a cigarette with buckets of water.


For decades, Fire Station 27 served Hollywood, the motion picture studios, the stars who lived in the hills and along Sunset Boulevard, and during major emergencies, the entire city at large. The Northridge earthquake nearly brought an end to the magnificent old building, but it was saved from the wrecking ball and rebuilt. For the past decade, a new Fire Station 27 sits next door and continues the tradition established by the ornate and long-lived building.


Today, Old Fire Station 27 is a completely restored facility, and represents what the station was like when it was in operation. Three apparatus bays are filled with equipment, some dating back to the early 1900s and not to be found anywhere else. In addition, artifacts and equipment of all types are on display, dating from the 1880s through the present day. There are existing and under-development exhibits upstairs as well.


Old Station 27, (Hollywood Fire Museum) also includes a Fire Service Research Library and a learning center where fire and life safety lessons are shared with both children and adults.


In June, 2012, the dedication ceremony took place for a new Fire Station #82, located at 5769 Hollywood Blvd.


Other comparable photos are the Hollywood Lake and Dam and  Palladium.

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Fire station on Cahuenga Ave. just south of Holywood Blvd.
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Fire Station on Cahuenga Ave. just south of Holywood Blvd.
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Fire Station on Cahuenga Ave.
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Fire truck from Station #51 on Seward St.
Fire StationsFire station on Cahuenga Ave. just south of Holywood Blvd.
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Fire StationsFire Station on Cahuenga Ave. just south of Holywood Blvd.
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Fire StationsFire Station on Cahuenga Ave.
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Fire StationsFire truck from Station #51 on Seward St.
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EARLY FIRE STATION IN HOLLYWOOD
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Fire Station On Cahuenga Ave.
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Fire Station #51 on Van Ness Ave.
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Fire Station On Van Ness St.
Fire StationsEARLY FIRE STATION IN HOLLYWOOD
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Fire StationsFire Station On Cahuenga Ave.
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Fire StationsFire Station #51 on Van Ness Ave.
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Fire StationsFire Station On Van Ness St.
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Fire Station on Cahuenga Ave. just south of Hollywood Blvd.
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Fire Station on Cahuenga Ave. just south of Hollywood Blvd.
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Fire Station on Seward St. between Melrose Ave. & Santa Monica Blvd.
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Fire station on Seward St.
Fire StationsFire Station on Cahuenga Ave. just south of Hollywood Blvd.
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Fire StationsFire Station on Cahuenga Ave. just south of Hollywood Blvd.
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Fire StationsFire Station on Seward St. between Melrose Ave. & Santa Monica Blvd.
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Fire StationsFire station on Seward St.
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