Chula Vista Fire Department Celebrates 100 Years


This year, the Chula Vista Fire Department (CVFD) is celebrating their Centennial – 100 years of dedicated service to the residents of Chula Vista! Part of the celebration includes a historical exhibit located in the South Chula Vista Branch Library at 389 Orange Avenue.

The free exhibit includes the classic “Old Goose” considered to be one of the first fire engines used in the City. Also on display are artifacts such as CVFD equipment and uniforms, historic photographs and more. In addition, visitors can watch a short film on the history of the department.

On Thursday, October 21, at 5 p.m., the public is invited to an event held at the South Branch Library with presentations by CVFD Chief Harry Muns, Mayor Mary Casillas Salas, the Friends of the Chula Vista Library and members of the South Bay Historical Society. Free guided tours of the exhibit will be offered and light refreshments will be served.

The free CVFD Centennial Exhibit is open during regular library hours of 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday.