NEW EL CAJON FIRE HISTORY MUSEUM TO OPEN AT PARKWAY PLAZA JULY 18

Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly version Share this

 

Photo: City of El Cajon’s first fire truck, 1924

July 8, 2015 (El Cajon)--It’s been years in the planning, but retired El Cajon Fire Chief Ed Jarrell, partnering with Parkway Plaza, is bringing a fire museum to the City of El Cajon!  It’s been a long-time dream for the former Fire Chief to provide the City with a history of firefighting in El Cajon, inspiring youth to pursue a fire career and to provide safety education to those who visit the museum.

Chief Jarrell has acquired a large collection of firefighter related items and found the perfect venue at the Parkway Plaza mall. The museum is located on the far west end of the mall, between Sears and Dick’s Sporting Goods.  Children will have their own “Kids Corner” to color and read, in addition, an area that offers career and safety information.

The museum will officially open with a ribbon cutting ceremony Saturday, July 18 at 10:30 a.m.  For more information, or to be a contributing sponsor, please stop by the museum after July 18, or call (619) 441-1737.


Error message

Local news in the public interest is more important now than ever, during the COVID-19 crisis. Our reporters, as essential workers, are dedicated to keeping you informed, even though we’ve had to cancel fundraising events. Please give the gift of community journalism by donating at https://www.eastcountymedia.org/donate.