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SFFD FIRE MUSEUM
&
SAFETY LEARNING CENTER

655 Presidio Avenue (Get Directions)
San Francisco, CA 94115-2424

SFFD Fire Museum
Now on display - Our latest acquisition through the incredible generosity of
Fireman’s Fund and their new owner Allianz.
THE FIRST FIRE ENGINE BUILT IN CALIFORNIA
1855 William Worth, San Francisco, 2nd Class Hand Engine
Empire-Broderick Engine Company No. 1

160 Years Later - The First Fire Engine Built in California Returns
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

MUSEUM ADMISSION IS FREE!
Donations are Appreciated!

Museum Hours:
Thursday through Sunday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM as staffing permits
Click here for a CURRENT STAFFING SCHEDULE.

As the museum is staffed by volunteers, it is best if you call 415-558-3546 after 1:00 PM on the day of your visit to make sure it will be open for you.

If you have a museum question or would like to contact Guardians Of The City, please leave a message at 415-431-4682. A volunteer will return your call.  Messages are checked daily.

SFFD 150

150th ANNIVERSARY GRAND PARADE & LIVING HISTORY DAYS
SEPTEMBER 24-25, 2016
Click here for more information!

We thank our sponsors for their generous support.
To visit our sponsors' websites, please click on the logos below.

SF Fire Credit Union Academy of Art University Red And White Fleet San Francisco Police Credit Union
       
Fireman's Fund
Allianz TriMark
 
DiLuzio Inc. Wells Fargo Sunset Scavenger Motorola Solutions
       

Visit the Museum's Gift Shop!
(Get Directions)
San Francisco Municipal Railway Trip Planner

What's New

We've added a new photo lightbox with newly acquired images to our 1975 Gartland Apartments Notable Fire Page.

All images used within our pages are also loaded into our Photo Gallery.

New Information has been posted about some of our
Museum Collection Restorations!

Notable People Update!

We've just added new information about David Colbreth Broderick.

Museum Collection Update!

We've just added new information about the 1855 William Worth, San Francisco, 2nd Class Hand Engine

Volunteer Company Update!

New Information has been posted about Empire-Broderick Engine Company No. 1

Popular Features
The 1906 Fire index has been rebuilt with new information and photos. The additions include SFFD company actions, cisterns used, hydrants with water, known rescues, SF Call and LA Herald newspaper articles, Army, Insurance reports and several other reports.

1906 Fire - Mission - Unknown Company

Read all about
Lillie Hitchcock Coit
August 23, 1843 - July 22, 1929
In our Notable People section.

Lillie Hitchcock Coit

 
In Memory Of All The Firefighters Who Gave Their Lives  Black Ribbon
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