News Release

City of Irvine
Public Information Office

1 Civic Center Plaza
Irvine, CA 92606


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MCAS El Toro Fire Service

MCAS El Toro Fire Service

The Heritage and Aviation Exhibition will showcase MCAS El Toro Fire Service from June 16-October 2, 2016. This exhibit will feature a historical narration and artifacts including:

  • Fire Alarm Boxes
  • Federal Firefighter and Crash Crew Protective Gear
  • Ornate Hose Pieces
  • Extinguisher Cart
  • Vintage Fire/Crash Crew Truck

The Heritage and Aviation Exhibition is located in historical Hangar 244 and features historical images, displays and artifacts that tell the story of the Great Park from its agricultural roots to its role in the military as the Marine Corp Air Station.  The exhibition includes:

  • World War II Airplanes - N3N-3 Canary and SNJ-5 Texan
  • Airforce C-135 Stratolifter Memorial - In honor of United States Airmen and Marines who perished in the Loma Ridge crash departing Marine Corps Air Station El Toro on June 25, 1965
  • History Room - Transport back in time to WWII
  • Farmers to Flyers - Learn significant events that transformed Irvine's agricultural land into an active military base

Heritage and Aviation Exhibition Hours:

Thursdays & Fridays: Noon-4 p.m.
Saturdays & Sundays: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Free Admission