SAN PEDRO - Today, Saturday October 26, 2013, the remarkable Los Angeles Fire Department Ralph J. Scott fire boat turned 88 years-old. Originally named Los Angeles City No. 2, she was built in 1925 for $214,000 and was involved with most of the significant fires in the LA Harbor area. The fire boat went to sea with a crew of 14 officers and firefighters and she proudly served longer than any other single piece of apparatus in the LAFD. She was later renamed the Ralph J. Scott, in honor of the city’s most innovative Chief engineer during the early 1900s.
In case you are one of the many that have not yet had the privilege of seeing inside this amazing boat, we thought we'd bring her to you with the help of Bruce Ecker, a volunteer who has taken these beautiful panoramic photos. Click on the image and drag to navigate 360 degrees.
Today, Old Fire Boat No. 2 sits behind active Fire Station 112 in San Pedro. The Port of Los Angeles has begun the process of developing a multi-million dollar facility to house the rehabilitated vessel. It is a beautiful new environment for the old boat, and will be adjacent to Fire Station 112 and very close to Ports of Call Village. We warmly welcome you and your family to visit this unique National Historic Landmark in person!
Submitted by Erik Scott, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department