Guardians of The City
Mission Statement:

The Guardians of the City Museum and Safety Learning Center

Mission Statement

The mission of the Guardians of the City Museum and Safety Learning Center is to celebrate the lives, history and service of the City and County of San Francisco first responders of the Fire, Police, Sheriff and Emergency Medical Departments. The Guardians of the City provides the stewardship and preservation of the collection of irreplaceable artifacts from these departments. Our museum’s collection is frequently exhibited at civic events. Apparatus is displayed and paraded using the historical techniques to produce a living history museum. Our mission is to preserve the history and heritage of these city services for the benefit of the citizens of San Francisco and beyond.

Vision Statement

Our organization, the Guardians of the City (GOTC), is committed to creating a world-class first responder’s museum and safety learning center, employing modern procedures to preserve, conserve, display and maintain a collection of artifacts reflecting the history of the city it serves.

The new concept of a Safety Learning Center (SLC) is being incorporated into the mission of the GOTC. The SLC will be a community center providing citizens with a wide range of learning experiences, using modern education and technologies to bring displays to life and to facilitate a program of interactive learning through multimedia presentations and experiences. It will be a place where people can learn from the past and apply today’s procedures to improve the quality of their lives, family and their home. To make this vision a reality, the GOTC will continually strive to present the citizens of San Francisco with a lasting tribute to all first responders, especially those who have fallen in the line of duty.


The Guardians of the City is a Federal tax exempt non-profit 501(c)(3) California Corporation dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of San Francisco's Fire, Police, Sheriff's Departments, & Emergency Medical Services, and has been duly recognized by the Board of Supervisors of San Francisco, Resolution #246-12 PDF Icon on June 19, 2012.

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