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. 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 also includes a Fire Service Research Library and a learning center where fire and life safety lessons are shared with both children and adults.
We invite you to visit us on any Saturday, from 10:00AM until 4:00PM.
Gift Shop hours are also 10:00AM until 4:00PM
The second floor of the facility is available for event rental. If you’ve ever thought about a unique special event, we have the place for you!