Fire Fighting Vehicle Exhibit

On permanent display on the airside of the museum is a retied ARFF (Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting)  truck used at LAX. The Oshkosh M3000 model was manufactured by Oshkosh Corporation in Appleton, Wisconsin and entered service at LAX in 1995, it stayed in operation for about a decade and a half. Maximum operating load is 148,000lbs, 3,000 gallons of water and 500 gallons of foam. Made to reach potential accidents sites at top speed, it reached speeds of 50mph in a sprint.

Today, ARFF operations at LAX are conducted out of one station near the center of the airport, Station 80 is a part of the Los Angeles Fire Department. They currently operate six Panther trucks manufactured by Rosenbauer America. In addition to ARFF operations, there is a city fire-station that responds to EMS and non-ARFF emergencies on the airfield located within the airport operations area adjacent to Sepulveda Blvd.