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.