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Wildland Firefighting Gallery

 

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Wildland firefighting has been neglected by American fire museums.

In August of 2003 the Hall of Flame opened a gallery to remedy this omission to the nation's firefighting history.  

It includes a replica of a 1930s era L-6 lookout cabin, several pieces of motorized wildland firefighting apparatus, and displays that tell the 

story of wildland firefighting -- the smokejumpers, hotshots, helitack crews, engine crews, class II crews, air tankers, and lookouts who comprise the profession.

Visitors use a twenty five page catalogue as they tour the gallery.  It contains background information on each subject as well as captions for every photograph on display in the gallery. 

A television in the gallery shows several wildland firefighting related videos, and a computer runs an educational program introducing users to techniques of firefighting in the forests of Florida, the mountains of Montana, the prairies of Idaho, and the chaparral districts of Southern California.

 

Entrance to the Wildland Firefighting Gallery

 

Left: An Osborne firefinder.

Center:   Replica of L-6 Fire Lookout Cabin.

Right:  Wildland Firefighting Tools.

A Bosworth firefinder inside the L-6 Lookout Cabin Replica. The diorama is based on the view from the Diamond Point lookout cabin near Payson, Arizona.

View of Wildland Firefighting Rigs.  In foreground is a 1930 Moreland Brush Truck Once Used by the Los Angeles Department of Forestry.

Left:  Manikin outfitted as Hotshot.

Center:  Tool Display and Deployed Fire Shelter.

Right:  Manikin Outfitted as a Smokejumper.

 

 

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