Payson, Arizona Hotshot crew
At left is a manikin equipped as a member of the Payson, Arizona Hotshot crew. The manikin at the right is equipped with a smokejumper suit, helmet, packs and chutes donated by the Smokejumper Center of Missoula, Montana. Common wildland firefighting tools on the panel were donated by the California Department of Fire Protection. In the center is a deployed emergency shelter donated by Rural Metro Fire Department.
L-6 Forest Service LookoutDon Hale built this replica of an L-6 Forest Service Lookout from plans provided by Ray Kresek.
To the right of the cabin is a panel displaying important wildfire fighting tools: chainsaw, drip can, bladders, a hose clamp, a rescue shelter, and a meal ready to eat (MRE) package.
Brush truckEx - Los Angeles County, CA. Donated in 1989 by Gene Autry.
The Moreland Truck Company of Burbank, California supplied the Los Angeles Division of Forestry with the chassis of one of their three ton trucks in 1930. Moreland was the largest truck maker west of the Mississippi, and supplied a considerable number of trucks to California fire departments. learn More
Wildland Firefighting Gallery
The Wildland Fire Gallery opened a few years ago. It’s the only gallery in the United States dedicated to the hotshot, smoke jumper, helitack, federal, state and Type 2 firefighters who make up the majority of America’s wildland firefighting corps. Highlighted by a stunning 1930 Moreland brush truck from Los Angeles County, California, the gallery also contains a full size replica of a fire lookout cabin built by the United States Forest Service in the 1930s.