To The Rescue! the Fire Trucks and People that Saved our Cities

March 16, 2017 through May 29, 2017 EXTENDED through June 19, 2017!

Alarms ringing, engines roaring, people shouting! The chaotic scenes of a fire were a stressful place. Fires causes significant damage in urban area prior to modern infrastructure, regulations, and fire departments with motorized fire apparatuses. Since the invention of the automobile, fire fighters have used that technology to improve the speed and how they are able to fight fires.

Explore all sorts of fire-fighting vehicles, equipment, and stories in this exhibit. Many of the trucks and other objects on display were local to Sacramento and saved our city, from the late 1800s and through the 1940s.

Don’t forget to experience sitting in a 1921 Graham fire truck! At anytime during your visit, you can find a docent to assist you in sitting in the Graham. There will be extra volunteers available on most weekends to specifically show you this exhibit and help visitors sit in the Graham.

By popular demand… The exhibit has been extended through Father’s Day! Last day is now June 19. Check the fire trucks out while you still can.


In partnership with Pioneer Hook and Ladder Society’s Sacramento Fire Museum.

Photo: 1924 REO Chemical Fire Engine in Sacramento on 20th Street, near E Street. From the Pioneer Hook and Ladder Society’s Sacramento Fire Museum’s collection. The same vehicle currently on display at the California Automobile Museum.


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