The Firehouse Mural is dedicated to the fire brigades who have served the community since the origin of the first firehouse in the early 1950s. The artist, Rik Erickson, based his art work on Engine No. 2, a 750 GPM Mack, triple-combination pumper purchased about the same time as the firehouse was built. The engine was restored by the Poway Firemen’s Association in the 1970s and in the 1990s purchased by Ramona resident Darrell Beck, author of On Memory’s Back Trail, who states in his book that he had “on many occasions in the past, used the engine to knock down grass fires.”
Artist, Rik Erickson
Rik Erickson is a licensed, professional mural artist and painter who has been painting custom, high quality wall murals for clients for more than 25 years. He is the artist who painted the Verlaque Pioneer Store mural at 629 Main St., Ramona, CA at Reds, Whites & Brews next to the Guy B. Woodward Museum. His murals can be seen in restaurants, businesses, hospitals, Marine and Coast Guard walls, as well as many private residences throughout San Diego.