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Fire Department History

 Color cartoon images of a fire engine, raining storm cloud, ambulance, fire extinguisher and fire flames

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Image of a Meritorious Award medalMeritorious Conduct Awards

Presented to Fire Department personnel and members of the public for acts of exceptional ability, personal initiative and courage, and for the saving of human life under dangerous conditions.

Image of The Little Giant: gold painted fire hydrant

 After the 1906 Earthquake, this fire hydrant, at the corner of 20th St & Church, was the only hydrant that continued to function. Dubbed the "Little Giant," it's painted gold to commemorate the role it played in saving San Francisco's Mission District.
History of Great Earthquake & Fire

Image of the firefighters Memorial Wall located at fire department headquarters; the name and date of loss is etched into the dark gray marble for every firefighter who died in the line of duty

Firefighters Memorial Wall

In tribute to the bravery and selfless dedication of members of the Fire Department who gave their lives in order to save the lives of others in fires, natural disasters and medical emergencies.

Color cartoon image from the children's book "Frankie and the Phoenix"This children's book, Frankie & The Phoenix, tells the story of how the Fireboat Phoenix, along with the portable fire hydrant system, saved the Marina District following the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake.

Learn, Be Safe, Have Fun!

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SF Fire Department Museum

SFFD Programs:

Image of NERT instructor explaining exercise to volunteers at annual NERT drill.  Volunteers are wearing red vests and yellow safety helmets.





Social Media Links:

external link to SFFD facebook page     external link to SFFD twitter page     external link to SFFD instagram page     external link to SFFD youtube channel

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Fire Department Museum

655 Presidio Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94115
SF Fire Department Museum

Museum Hours:
Thursday through Sunday
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM


During Museum Hours: (415) 563-4630
After Hours Voicemail: (415) 558-3546

Please call prior to making your trip
to verify that a docent will be on duty.

Vintage Firehouses of San Francisco
San Francisco Landmarks - Vintage Firehouses


SFFD Images:

  • Photo Gallery
  • Ladder Shop Video (this links to a video that is not produced by SFFD; the video is on an external independent website)
  • Cistern Video (this links to a video that is not produced by SFFD; the video is on an external independent website)