Sunday, July 31, 2011

Great Park Event July 9th

One size fits all!

Ever kid wants to be a firefighter.

Ready for the big day

Big Crowd all day.

1957 GMC/Van Pelt OES pumper on display

CFM set up a booth at this years Great Park Anniversary event on Sat. July 9th 2:00 PM to 9:30 PM. Truly a big day at the park, 25,000 in attendance. We were busy all day with the kids on the engine for parents photo op. Gave out lots of fire prevention material and CFM information & membership brochures. Had a line of people most all day.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

CFM possible new partner

The California Fire Museum (CFM) is moving ahead with our plans to locate our building at the Orange County Great Park. A possible partnership has developed with a group called the Fire Services Training Institute (FSTI) Which is the training arm of the California State Firefighters Association (CSFA)

After some talks back and forth between the two organizations it was decided that each would put together a ad-hoc committee made up of board members from each group.

FSTI and CFM had our first committee meeting on June 1st to look into how we could work together to build the fire museum safety center at the Orange County Great Park (GP) The GP gave FSTI a tour of the park and new construction projects along with a look at the land set aside for our fire museum. FSTI was impressed with the GP and the location of the fire museum. We will now work together to iron out the details of how this all will work.

FSTI has some great plans for their side of things including a fire service history library and archives plus class rooms and a conference room to accommodate their needs. We at CFM are excited about this possible partnership with FSTI and see a great opportunity to build a first class project which we both can benefit from. At present we are communicating back and forth to work out the details which hopefully will lead to a working partnership agreed to by both boards. CFM has sent FSTI a number of documents to bring them up to date on our relationship with the Great Park and where we stand on our funding campaign. Updates will follow on this site as we move forward on this partnership and project. We feel this could be something really GREAT for us and the fire service community.

For more information on FSTI see their web site at or

Sunday, January 16, 2011

343 Tribute Coin Program for CFM

343 for 343+ Tribute Coin Program
One Time Exclusive Offer for Fire Service Collectors
California State Firefighters Association (CSFA) and the California Fire Museum (CFM) have put together a Tribute Coin to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of September 11, 2001 tragedy. There will only be 343 coins minted to pay tribute to the New York Firefighters. The reason for the PLUS (+) on the coin is to represent both the New York Firefighters who died on 9-11 and those who are still dying from effects of the tragic 9-11 2001 event. Net proceeds from this Tribute Coin sale will go to support the California Fire Museum and Safety Learning Center in Orange County at the Great Park, who plan to include a 9-11 memorial at their completed site.
This colorful 2 1/2 inch coin is highly polished, gold plated, bright epoxy clear coated, and sequential numbered (1-343).
This "Limited Edition" Copyrighted Tribute Coin is a true collectors item.
Coins #1 and 343 are reserved. Orders for coins 2-50 will be available to individual orders only. Coins 51-343 will be available for multiple coin orders. Sorry, no credit card payments at this time.
Tribute Coin cost (each) $100.00
Tax 8.25 % (Each) $ 8.25
Shipping & Handling $ 4.25
Total single coin cost $ 112.50
Shipping for each additional coin 1.00
Please include with your payment:
Name, Fire Dept. / Organization, Shipping address, Phone, E-mail
Please make check or money order payable to: California Fire Museum, and mail order to: California Fire Museum, 10 Oak Canyon Trail, Coto de Caza, CA , 92679. For information contact: Dave Hubert at: 949 589-2444 or