Los Angeles Fire Department
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Hose Company No. 7

The Companies The Fire House

The Hollywood Fire Department - Volunteers

-Hollywood annexded by the City of L.A.
Hose Company No. 7 Organized

-Hose Company 7 moved to Engine 27

-Disbanded to Organize Engine Co. 27


February 7, 1910

October 25, 1913

  1560 N. Cahuenga
at  Selma

1625 N. Cahuenga Blvd.


Source: LAFIRE Collection

Hose Company No. 7
1908 Auto Vehicle "Tourist"
Built in Los Angeles

'This picture is the original Fire house of "City of Hollywood" as annexed in 1910 with Tourist Auto, which at that time was the first piece of automobile fire apparatus in L.A. Fire Dept.
    After taken over by L.A.F.D. it was designated Hose Co #7 and the old building had originally been a church.
    When Eng. Co #27 was established in 1912, Hose Co #7 was abandoned.
    At the time of Annexation it was necessary to retain the former Hollywood Fire Chief (Joe Shill) to drive, as we had no one at that time who could drive an automobile.'
Lieutenant Jack Atwell

Hose Company No.7
South/West corner
 Cahuenga and Selma

Circa 1910

This was the Hollywood Fire Department at the time of consolidation with Los Angeles in 1910.  

The crew shown in the picture are all LAFD men.  The lieutenant standing on the right running board is Jack Atwell who was sent to Hollywood to take charge.  He later retired as an Assistant Chief.

The apparatus is a Tourist hose wagon built in Los Angeles.  Later assigned shop number 35, this was the first LAFD motorized apparatus.  

by Willis M. Martin, May 1981


Source: Fred Allen Collection




'Original Fire Apparatus of  "City of Hollywood", which L.A. acquired with annexation of Hollywood to L. A. in 1910.  The apparatus was built in L.A.--assembled and named "Tourist"  I, then a Lieutenant was assigned to take over the volunteer Fire Dept. with crew consisting of original Hollywood Chief Joe Shill, driver and one L.A. Fireman named Bert Enos.                                                                           Lieutenant Jack Atwell

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