Fire and Rescue Heroes

Firefighters and rescue heroes – Could a kid ask for a more exciting morning?

On Saturday we had the pleasure of attending a special premiere of the new Transformers RescueBots show, hosted by the HUB TV Network at the Los Angeles Fire Department Historical Society’s Hollywood museum.

Transformers RescueBots is a cool new show aimed at a younger audience than the Transformers Prime show. In this new series the RescueBots are paired with a family of “first responders” to keep the peace and keep people safe. It’s a fun ride, with good messages for kids and a few laughs thrown in.

For hero-loving little folks, there was no better place to watch the show than the LAFD’s historic museum (it’s one of two museums, the other one being in San Pedro).

The LAFDHS has inventory of more than 30 pieces of LA-based firefighting apparatus, thousands of artifacts (some dating back to the 1880s), and hundreds of hours of film and video. On a walk through the museum you’ll see everything from vintage firefighting uniforms to charred items found in fires and examined by investigators. The Hollywood museum, at more than 20,000 square feet, was once the largest firehouse west of the Mississippi and is home to the Fallen Firefighter Memorial. The San Pedro museum features Old Fire Boat No. 2, the longest serving piece of apparatus in the city’s history at 77 years.

Want to see some robot heroes do their stuff on TV? Tune in to the HUB on Feb. 18 at 8:30 A.M. (Saturday morning) for the premiere of the show. Then head over to one of the LAFD’s historic museums to see what our real firefighting heroes have done here in L.A.

LAFD Historical Society Hollywood Museum, 1355 N. Caheunga Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028 (323) 464 – 2727. Open Saturdays, 10 A.M. to 4 P.M.

LAFD Historical Society Harbor Museum, 638 Beacon Street (across the street from Ports of Call Village), San Pedro, CA 90731, (323) 464 – 2727. Open Saturdays, 10 A.M. to 3 P.M.

“Transformers Rescue Bots” premieres February 18th at 11:30 A.M. ET/8:30 A.M. PT. The second season premiere of “Transformers Prime” will be on February 18th at 8:30 P.M. ET/5:30 P.M. PST, only on The Hub.

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