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

March 16, 2017 through May 29, 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 scheduled docents to be stationed at the truck for the weekends, likely between 11am and 3pm.
Current Schedule:
Thursday, March 16 from 5-7 (opening event)
Saturday, March 18 from 11am-3pm approximately
Sunday, March 19 from 11am-3pm approximately

Don’t miss the opening event on March 16!


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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