Crown Firecoach Enthusiasts Club - Southern California Chapter of SPAAMFAA

A Non-profit organization for owners and fans of the fire engines & trucks made by Crown, dedicated to preserving and appreciating the history of the Crown Firecoach

Historial Archives of the Firecoach Division of the Crown Coach Corporation of Los Angeles 



Crown Firecoach Enthusiasts September Membership Meeting

Saturday, September 17, 2016 @ 9:30 am

Los Angeles City Fire Station #80

Los Angeles International Airport

During the 1960s, 1970s and early 1980s, LAFD ran this 1963 Crown from Station 80 at LAX (Photo by the late Larry Arnold, foudning member of CFE)

MEETING LOCATION: Los Angeles FD Fire Station 80, 7250 World Way West, Los Angeles, CA (Los Angles International Airport)

LAFD Station 80 is the primary Aircraft Rescue and FireFighting (ARFF) station at LAX airport. There are two other LAFD stations at LAX but station 80 serves the airport exclusively. Station 80 was rebuilt as a new state of the art ARFF station in 2011. It recently received several of the six new Rosenbauer “Panther” ARFF units delivered to LAFD and assigned to LAX.

DIRECTIONS: Using the 105 Freeway, go West until it ends and it drops down onto Imperial Highway. Continue on Imperial Hwy until you come to
Pershing Drive and turn right.  World Way West will be the first right as you are going north. Follow this in until you come to the gate by the station. We will have CFE signs or our bright green cones placed out to help you.
TIME: Please allow yourself enough time to arrive by 9:30 am to get parked and be at the gate into the station grounds no later than 9:45. This is a secure area and we will enter as one group. If you are LATE, you will NOT be admitted! Since we will be doing a photo shoot of the rigs, the sun will be better when we first get there so we will do this first and it will be no longer then 30 to 45 minutes. The meeting will take place following the photo shoot.  Due to the location we will not have a lunch break (lunch on your own after the meeting). We will be doing a raffle so bring an item or two for this.

QUESTIONS?: Contact is Don Beckwith  909-936-0818 or

NOT A MEMBER OF OUR CLUB?: SHOW UP AND ASK TO JOIN ($25/YR includes our great newseltter!)


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