Community Risk: Los Angeles

A Walking Tour & Scavenger Hunt For Fire Tech Students

We're going on an adventure!

Saturday, November 7, 2015, we will "ride the rails" to Hollywood for some history, culture, and legendary beef dip sandwiches.

Your classroom lessons will come alive when we visit the Los Angeles Fallen Firefighters Memorial and the Los Angeles Fire Museum.

Meet us for all, or part of our day. If you will be providing your own transportation, be sure to check the destination websites for parking information. Don't forget your walking shoes!

We will meet at the Santa Ana Train Station at 8:45 am to catch the 9:12 Metrolink to Union Station.

At Union Station will transfer to the Red Line which will take us to Hollywood and Vine.

From there it is a short walk to the Los Angeles Fire Department Fallen Firefighter Memorial and the Fire Museum. We will meet at the Memorial at 11:15 am if you want to meet us there.

We will be back at Union Station at 1:30 pm. From there you can return to Santa Ana @ 2:00 pm, you will arrive back at 2:40.


Continue on with your team and participate in the Great Community Risk Scavenger Hunt. This will take your team to Olvera Street, El Pueblo De Los Angeles and Chinatown.

Meet back at Union Station at 4:15 to catch the Orange Line home at 4:40. We will be back in Santa Ana at 5:30 pm.

SIGN UP HERE - for all or part of the day.

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Los Angeles Fire Dept. Museum & Memorial

Saturday, Nov. 7th, 11am

1355 N Cahuenga Blvd

Los Angeles, CA

The LAFD Hollywood museum (Old Fire Station 27) is housed in what was once the largest fire station west of the Mississippi. With more than 20,000 square feet of space, a number of famous pieces of firefighting apparatus, and hundreds of artifacts on display, there’s something for the entire family here. Located just a few blocks from the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Chinese Theater, you won't find a more unique and welcoming fire museum on either side of the Mississippi.

This museum is not only home to some of the city's most important and remarkable history, it is also a place where retired firefighters like to spend their time. Being a firefighter isn't like most jobs, and when it's time to retire, the service stays with most men and women for the rest of their lives. And that makes this museum even more unique. On any given Saturday, you can bring your family to the fire station and hear about real fires, from the guys who fought them and put them out.

The Great Fire Tech Scavenger Hunt

Working in teams of 2-4 students, you will have the opportunity to explore Chinatown, Olvera Street and El Pueblo de Los angeles. Identify fire protection features, taste the food, learn about the different cultures and history of Los Angeles that make each community unique! You will need to bring $10- $15 for food.

Use THIS LINK to sign up for all or part of the day!

Cant Make Nov 7?

Another trip is planned for Sunday Nov 15 to visit the African American Museum in LA with a scavenger hunt in the morning. Sign up if you are interested in attending. We will only schedule it if enough people are interested.

Use this link to sign up!

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Itinerary & Fees

Getting to LA by Train

8:45 Ride the Metrolink train from Santa Ana to Union Station

Cost: $10 (covers all transportation for the day!) Purchase a Metrolink Weekend Day Pass when you get to the station.

You can also catch the Metro at the station nearest your home. Meet up in the last car if possible.

  • 9:12 -10:30 Metrolink #661 Orange County Line to Union Station

Los Angeles Fire Museum : Cost: $5 suggested donation.

10:30 Arrive at Union Station

10:46 Take Red Line Westbound to Hollywood and Vine. Walk to the museum.

11:15 Meet at the Fallen Firefighters Memorial- tour the museum (If you are driving- meet us here!)

12:45 Walk to Hollywood and Vine Station. Take Red Line Eastbound to Union Station

1:30 Arrive back at Union Station

2:00 Take the Orange County Line #664 Southbound to Santa Ana

2:50 Arrive in Santa Ana


1:30 - 4:00 The GREAT Fire Tech Scavenger Hunt through Olvera Street, Plaza De Los Angeles and Chinatown.

4:15 Meet back at Union Station to catch the Metrolink home!

4:40 Orange County Metrolink Southbound #666 - This is the last train home...don't be late! There are tables available if you bring food with you can enjoy lunch or dinner on the train. 5:30 Arrive at the Santa Ana Station.

Sign up HERE for all or part of the day.

Olvera Street

More reasons to join us...

You can...

  • Ride the train.
  • Make new friends.
  • Post status updates from museums.
  • Take awesome selfies.
  • Eat hot, caramel filled churros.
  • Identify the fire protection features in subway tunnels.
  • Pose for pictures with strangers.
  • Earn extra credit.
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Santa Ana Metrolink Station

Saturday, Nov. 7th, 8:45am

Santa Ana Metrolink Station, Santa Ana, CA, United States

Purchase a Metrolink Weekend Day Pass for $10 from the vending machine.
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Union Station

Saturday, Nov. 7th, 10:30am

800 N Alameda St

Los Angeles, CA

Exit the Alameda Exit (picture above) to get to the Pueblo & Olvera Street

2:00 First train Back Arrives in Santa Ana at 2:50. You can bring your lunch and eat it on the train.

The Last Train Back is at 4:40.! Don't be late!
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Santa Ana College Fire Technology Program

Mission Statement: The Santa Ana College Fire Technology Department serves a diverse community of students. The program provides students the opportunity to develop the technical, academic and professional competencies required for fire and emergency service professions, as well as transfer to higher educational institutions. The department is committed to developing civic leaders that advocate, champion and engage in the ethical administration of public policy.

We are located in the Caesar Chavez Building- Room A-113


Mon-Thurs 8-5

Fri 8-12