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5/4/1851 James Welsh (1)
Monumental Engine Co. No. 6 - Brenham Place
5th Great Fire - Taffe & McCahill

6/22/1853 James Dougherty (2)
Monumental Engine Co. No. 7 - Brenham Place
Run over by apparatus

3/11/1854 Samuel Bumm (3)
Columbian Engine Co. No. 11 - 412 Bush Street
Run over by apparatus

11/28/1854 John Teising (4)
Pennsylvania Engine Co. No. 12 - Jackson Street
Run over by apparatus

1/27/1855 Thomas Murray (5)
Columbian Engine Co. No. 11 - 412 Bush Street
Clipper Mills fire - 1st & Jessie

11/2/1855 Thomas. T. Seward (6)
Volunteer Engine Co. No. 7 - Pine Street
Novelty Distillery Co. fire

8/20/1859 William Louderbach (7)
Tiger Engine Co. No. 14 - 144 - 2nd Street
Run over by apparatus

11/27/1860 Elbert Barbier (8)
St. Francis Hook & Ladder Co. No. 1 - Dupont Street
Lyceum Theater fire - Washington & Montgomery

3/1/1863 Edward T. Allen (9)
Pacific Engine Co. No. 8 - Jackson Street
Mare Island Navy Yard fire

8/31/1863 J. M. Jacks (10)
Volunteer Engine Co. No. 7 - Pine Street
Building fire

8/31/1865 Walter J. Bohen (11)
Monumental Engine Co. No. 6 - Brenham Place
Run over by apparatus

11/4/1879 F. Kiernan (12)
Engine Co. No. 4 - 144 - 2nd Street
Building Fire/Falling chimney - 719 Jackson Street

7/5/1880 John Chester (13)
Engine Co. No. 2 - 460 Bush Street
Building collapse

9/21/1882 Matthew Brady (14)
1st Assistant Chief - Headquarters
Thrown under buggy - Box 156

4/3/1883 John E. Ross (15)
District Engineer, Firehouse No. 4 - 144 - 2nd Street
Palace Hotel - gas explosion

6/10/1885 Michael McLaughlin (16)
Hose Co. No. 1 - 110 Jackson Street
Bun Sun Low Restaurant - 629 Jackson Street

11/14/1885 Gabriel Beaujet (17)
Hook & Ladder Co. No. 1 - 22 O'Farrell Street
Run over by apparatus

10/8/1885 Martin H. Hannan (18)
Engine Co. No. 4 - 144 - 2nd Street
H. S. Crocker Co. fire - 215 Bush Street

10/ 8/1885 Peter F. Healy (19)
Engine Co. No. 4 - 144 - 2nd Street
H. S. Crocker Co. fire - 215 Bush Street

1/11/1886 William B. Ludlow (20)
Hose Co. No. 3 - 1214 Pacific Avenue
Fall from a ladder at drill

5/1/1886 John P. Fleming (21)
Hook & Ladder Co. No. 2 - 627 Broadway
Bancroft & Co. fire - 211 Stevenson

8/23/1886 George L. Post (22)
Operator, Headquarters Messenger
Resulting from Harpending block fire - 1871

2/10/1887 John J. Wilkinson (23)
Hose Co. No. 5 - 1421 Market Street
Falling wall - 619 Post Street

6/28/1887 John M. Cook (24)
Hook & Ladder Co. No. 2 - 627 Broadway
Run over by apparatus

11/25/1887 Michael J. Nagel (25)
Hook & Ladder Co. No. 2 - 627 Broadway
Run over by apparatus

11/29/1890 Edward Riley (26)
Engine Co. No. 5 - 1219 Stockton Street
Fall from ladder at drill

7/4/1891 William Hunt (27)
Truck Co. No. 5 - 1819 Post Street
Centenary Church fire - Bush & Gough

5/20/1892 Thomas Kennedy (28)
Engine Co. No. 6 - 356 - 7th Street
Thrown from apparatus

6/7/1893 A. Edward Davis (29)
Engine Co. No. 13 - 1458 Valencia Street
Building fire - Page & Baker

6/7/1893 Charles Joseph Madison (30)
Engine Co. No. 13 - 1458 Valencia Street
Building fire - Page & Baker

6/7/1893 Richard Windrow (31)
Engine Co. No. 13 - 1458 Valencia Street
Building fire - Page & Baker

8/8/1893 Morris Bushway (32)
Engine Co. No. 19 - 52 Waller Street
Thomas Dye Works fire - 23 - 10th Street

10/6/1893 John Cronin (33)
Engine Co. No. 19 - 52 Waller Street
St. Rose Academy fire - 1427 Gold Street

11/11/1893 John B. Peralta (34)
Hook & Ladder Co. No. 3 - 1421 Market Street
Wisconsin Furniture Co. fire - 520 King Street

1/15/1895 James Bain (35)
Engine Co. No. 24 - 449 Douglas
Mid-Winter Fair - Dismantling fifth wheel

6/6/1897 John Moholy (36)
Chemical Co. No. 6 - 311 - 6th Street
Shroth & Westerfield Bakery - 839 Folsom, falling wall

6/6/1897 Timothy Hallinan (37)
Truck Co. No. 1 - 22 O'Farrell Street
Shroth & Westerfield Bakery Fire, falling wall - 839 Folsom

6/6/1897 Frank Keller (38)
Engine Co. No. 6- 311 6th Street
Shroth & Westerfield Bakery fire, falling wall - 839 Folsom

10/30/1898 Michael Kelleher (39)
Truck Co. No. 3 - 1421 Market Street
Fall from ladder at drill

3/15/1900 Henry O'Neil (40)
Truck Co. No. 4 - 1616 Pacific Avenue
Building fire, fall into lightwell

6/20/1900 John E. Sweeney (41)
Engine Co. No. 29 - 1305 Bryant Street
Building fire rescue attempt - 1014 Bryant

9/24/1902 Henry T. Heffernan (42)
Engine Co. No. 28 - 301 Francisco Street
Fall from ladder - Drill Tower

6/1/1903 Mark Bearwald (43)
Truck Co. No. 3 - 1421 Market Street
Mechanic's Pavilion fire

1/31/1906 Charles W. Dakin (44)
Engine Co. No. 4 - 676 Howard Street
U. S. “Meade” fire - foot of Folsom

1/31/1906 Thomas J. Hennessy (45)
Engine Co. No. 22 - 1348 - 10th Avenue
U.S. “Meade” fire - foot of Harrison

2/5/1906 Henry Sullivan (46)
Engine Co. No. 37 - 1380 Utah Street
Fall from apparatus

4/18/1906 Dennis T. Sullivan (47)
Chief Engineer - Headquarters
Earthquake

4/18/1906 James O'Neil (48)
Truck Co. No. 1 - 22 O'Farrell Street
Earthquake & Fire

7/16/1908 George F. Wells (49)
Engine Co. No. 12 - 101 Commercial
Earthquake & fire - crushed leg

12/6/1908 Thomas Hayden (50)
Engine Co. No. 4 - 676 Howard Street
Building fire

10/14/1909 John H. Mullen (51)
Truck Co. No. 8 - 38 Bluxome
M. Friedman Company Fire

2/1/1910 Philip J. Meehan (52)
Engine Co. No. 10 - 3050 - 17th Street
Fall off apparatus

9/3/1910 Frederick J. Baker (53)
Engine Co. No. 41 - 1325 Leavenworth Street
Overturned apparatus

1/26/1911 James C. Crowley (54)
Engine Co. No. 38 - 2098 San Jose
Collision with street car

5/31/1911 James Buckley (55)
Engine Co. No. 15 - 2114 California Street
Chutes fire - Fillmore & Turk

3/17/1912 Thomas J. Ahern (56)
Engine Co. No. 35 - 38 Bluxome Street
SS “Manchuria” fire

6/28/1914 John M. Meacham (57)
Truck Co. No. 6 - 1152 Oak Street
Fell off apparatus

7/5/1914 William W. Neifer (58)
Truck Co. No. 7 - 3050 - 17th Street
Fell through polehole

9/9/1914 William A. Carew (59)
Truck Co. No. 7 - 3050 - 17th Street
Heart attack

11/7/1915 Dennis J. Mulcahy (60)
Engine Co. No. 21 - 1152 Oak Street
Auditorium - Page & Fillmore

6/11/1916 Joseph W. Corwell (61)
Truck Co. No. 2 - 1340 Powell Street
Collision with Engine Co. 3, Post & Stockton

2/4/1917 Joseph P. Ryan (62)
Engine Co. No. 21 - 1152 Oak Street
Skull Fractured

10/5/1917 Stephen D. Russell (63)
1ST Assistant Chief - Headquarters
Owl Lodging House fire

10/5/1917 Joseph Allen (64)
Engine Co. No. 9 - foot of Harrison Street
Owl Lodging House fire - 548 - 3rd Street

10/5/1917 Timothy F. Collins (65)
Truck Co. No. 1 - 36 O'Farrell Street
Owl Lodging House fire - 548 - 3rd Street

11/27/1917 Joseph H. Coleman (66)
Engine Co. No. 26 - 351 - 2nd Avenue
Collision with street car

3/2/1919 John J. Conlon (67)
1ST Assistant Chief - Headquarters
Store fire - 25 Post Street

4/25/1919 Theodore B. Kentzel (68)
Truck Co. No. 10 - 351 - 2nd Avenue
Apartment House fire - Arguello & California

6/7/1920 Owen Williams (69)
Unassigned
Fall from broken ladder

7/23/1921 Bernard F. McDermott (70)
Engine Co. No. 29 - 1305 Bryant Street
After fall on 10/9/1920

1/9/1922 William S. Kirkpatrick (71)
Truck Co. No. 5 - 2136 Geary Blvd.
Collision with street car - Broderick & Sutter

1/9/1922 William John Cooper (72)
Truck Co. No. 5 - 2136 Geary Blvd.
Collision with street car - Broderick & Sutter

1/9/1922 Anton Logar (73)
Truck Co. No. 5 - 2136 Geary Blvd.
Collision with street car - Broderick & Sutter

1/25/1923 Julius Phillips (74)
Engine Co. No. 42 - 2430 San Bruno Avenue
Dwelling fire - Silver & Boylston

10/29/1924 Frank W. Becker (75)
Engine Co. No. 23 - 3022 Washington Street
Drill Tower

4/4/1925 John F. Laveroni (76)
Engine Co. No. 43 - 724 Brazil Avenue
Burned lungs

5/11/1925 Thomas F. Collins (77)
Operator, District 2
Heart trouble after ladder climb at drill school

6/15/1925 James C. Herlihy (78)
Rescue Co. No. 1 - 418 Jessie Street
Berg Bros. fire - 638 Clay Street

8/28/1926 Patrick W. Gordon (79)
Engine Co. No. 4 - 676 Howard Street
Heart attack

1/1/1927 David J. Britt (80)
Chemical Co. No. 4 - 1051 McAllister Street
Heart attack

1/11/1930 Walter D. Griffin (81)
Captain, Engine Co. No. 21 - 1152 Oak Street
Unknown

3/1/1931 William H. Bohen (82)
Engine Co. No. 49 - 2155 - 18th Avenue
Firearms in burning automobile

1/1/1932 Florence J. Scannell (83)
Truck Co. No. 10 - 351 Second Avenue
St. Ignatius Church Fire - Fulton & Cole

3/9/1932 Timothy J. Driscoll (84)
Truck Co. No. 11 - 315 Duncan
Dwelling Fire - 22 Victoria

7/31/1936 Joseph A. Sullivan (85)
Engine Co. No. 36 - 551 - 26th Avenue
Broken water main rescue

8/10/1937 Owen C. McNulty (86)
Engine Co. No. 16 - 909 Tennessee Street
Heart attack, grass fire - 22nd & Tennessee

2/15/1938 William Larkin (87)
Truck Co. No. 3 - 1067 Post Street
Heart attack

5/15/1938 Patrick T. Dunlevy (88)
District 5
Heart attack

6/5/1938 James O. Malley (89)
Engine Co. No. 2 - 460 Bush Street
Trap doors in quarters

2/13/1939 Michael F. Malley (90)
Engine Co. No. 17 - 416 Jessie Street
Desk Co. fire - 601 Mission

8/24/1940 Joseph F. Flood (91)
Engine Co. No. 2 - 412 Bush Street
Treasure Island fire - California Building

9/2/1940 Louis E. Sullivan (92)
Engine Co. No. 11 - 1632 Oakdale
Flats - 278 Precita Avenue

12/4/1941 Harry D. Brophy (93)
Engine Co. No. 3 - 1067 Post Street
Heart attack

12/5/1941 Arthur R. Moore (94)
Engine Co. No. 39 - 1091 Portola
Heart attack

1/30/1942 Charles M. McCarthy (95)
Engine Co. No. 28 - 1814 Stockton Street
McAllister auto fire - 1200 Van Ness

7/24/1944 John W. Walker (96)
Truck Co. No. 11 - 315 Duncan
Collision with street car

12/7/1944 Frank J. Gracia (97)
Engine Co. No. 40 - 1249 Clayton Street
Collision with street car

6/25/1946 James Byrnes (98)
Engine Co. No. 13 - 1458 Valencia Street
Heart attack

7/30/1946 John M. Borman (99)
Rescue Co. No. 1 - 418 Jessie Street
Herbert Hotel fire - Powell Street

7/30/1946 Albert F. Hudson (100)
Rescue Co. No. 1 - 418 Jessie Street
Herbert Hotel fire - Powell Street

7/30/1946 Walter V. Elvitsky (101)
Rescue Co. No. 1 - 418 Jessie Street
Herbert Hotel fire - Powell Street

7/30/1946 Charles P. Lynch (102)
Rescue Co. No. 1, (Detail from Salvage Co. No. 1)
Herbert Hotel fire - Powell Street

1/2/1947 Patrick Duffy (103)
District 6 - 3160 - 16th Street
Collision with Engine Co. 13

10/17/1947 Michael O'Connell (104)
Engine Co. No. 38 - 2098 San Jose
Heart attack

3/18/1948 Leo J. Carey (105)
Engine Co. No. 20 - 2251 Greenwich Street
Railroad tracks - Marina Blvd.

5/15/1948 Joseph F. Kane (106)
District 1 - 112 Drumm Street
United Automotive Service fire - 1414 Van Ness Avenue

1/17/1950 John J. Webb (107)
District 9 - 2098 San Jose Avenue
Collision, struck pole in rain

4/13/1950 Fred C. Ellenberger (108)
Truck Co. No. 3 - 1067 Post Street
Beryen Rug Co. fire - Hyde Street

6/2/1952 Alfred W. Betti (109)
Engine Co. No. 23 - 3022 Washington Street
St. Elizabeth Hospital - 100 Masonic

12/28/1952 George J. Keenan (110)
Engine Co. No. 10 - 3050 - 17th Street
Flats fire - 2158 - 14th Street

3/6/1953 Joseph P. Corliss (111)
Engine Co. No. 7 - 3160 - 16th Street
Heart attack

10/2/1953 George R. Wyatt (112)
Engine Co. No. 12 - 115 Drumm Street
Hoffman Grill - 619 Market Street

4/7/1954 Herbert G. Martin (113)
Truck Co. No. 10 - 3767 Sacramento Street
Overturned tiller - Arguello & Geary

9/6/1958 Arthur O. Lindberg (114)
Firehouse 1 - Airport
Aircraft

1/1/1960 Nicholas P. Pearson (115)
Rescue Co. No. 2 - 2150 California Street
Flat fire - O'Farrell Street

2/2/1960 Daniel P. Feeney (116)
Truck Co. No. 14 - 351 - 26th Avenue
Dwelling fire - 767 45th Ave

2/4/1960 Stanislaus J. Rybicki (117)
District 5 - 1443 Grove Street
Collision with Truck Co. 6 - Haight & Masonic

7/12/1962 Joseph B. Cuff (118)
Truck Co. No. 8 - 36 Bluxome Street
Collision with cattle truck - 3rd & Harrison

1/2/1963 Frank M. Lamey (119)
District 6 - 3160 - 16th Street
Dwelling, gas explosion - 530 Nevada

1/12/1963 Robert V. O'Rourke (120)
District 8 - 2155 - 18th Avenue
Apartment house fire - 26th & Irving

6/3/1963 Patrick G. Brannigan (121)
Engine Co. No. 28 - 1814 Stockton Street
Simmons Co .fire - Powell & North Point

9/1/1964 Andrew K. Benton (122)
Truck Co. No. 7 - 3050 - 17th Street
Apartment House fire, back draft - 491 Valencia

10/20/1964 Thomas R. Finerty (123)
Engine Co. No. 5 - 1340 Powell Street
Tin Yan Jan Sausage Co. - 1041 Stockton

10/20/1964 Dennis Kinsey (124)
Engine Co. No. 6 - 356 - 7th Street
Heart attack

10/21/1964 Albert Gheno (125)
Truck Co. No. 1 - 418 Jessie Street
Morris Plan Building - Market Street

1/10/1965 Cornellius J. Lucey (126)
Engine Co. No. 15 - 2150 California Street
Apartment house - 354 Francisco

2/20/1966 Raymond C. Ring (127)
Salvage Co. No. 3 - 115 Drumm Street
Apartment house - 1750 Taylor

1/21/1968 Thomas F. Lyons (128)
Engine Co. No. 16 - 909 Tennessee Street
Heart attack

9/2/1968 Fred L. Baumeister (129)
District 5 - 1443 Grove Street
Dwelling fire - 65 Hermann

3/21/1969 Garry Nisidio (130)
Engine Co. No. 28 - 1814 Stockton Street
Heart attack - Ping Yeun Housing

5/22/1970 Robert L. Hutchinson (131)
Truck Co. No. 10 - 655 Presidio Avenue
Fell from aerial ladder - school drill

9/4/1970 Joe Intersimone (132)
Engine Co. No. 38 - 1000 Ocean Avenue
Heart attack - Box 6113 overhauling

1/10/1971 William A. Johnston (133)
Engine Co. No. 24 - 100 Hoffman Avenue
Heart attack - 4/4 Valencia Street

2/14/1971 Raymond Nyhan (134)
Engine Co. No. 30 - 390 Buckingham
Heart attack - Lake Merced & Sunset

7/18/1971 James J. McElearney (135)
Engine Co. No. 27 - 135 Sanchez Street
Heart attack

11/14/1972 George F. Hicks (136)
Engine Co. No. 36 - 551 - 26th Avenue
Heart attack - 553 - 43rd Avenue

3/30/1973 Arthur W. Jones (137)
Engine Co. No. 48 - 798 Wisconsin Street
Heart attack - in quarters after fire

3/31/1973 John A. Parina (138)
Engine Co. No. 6 - 135 Sanchez Street
Heart attack - 799 Oak

11/23/1973 Robert F. Upp (139)
Engine Co. No. 12 - 1145 Stanyan
Fall from apparatus

7/1/1978 James Desmond (140)
Truck Co. No. 6 - 135 Sanchez Street
Fall off roof

7/16/1979 Zeno Contreras (141)
Truck Co. No. 7 - 2300 Folsom Street
Fall off roof

7/31/1980 Herbert M. Osuna (142)
Battalion 2 - 109 Oak Street
Building collapse

5/31/1988 William J. Moore, Jr. (143)
Battalion 2 - 109 Oak Street
Head injury after floor fall in fire building

5/11/1991 John P. Conway (144)
Truck Co. No. 2 - 1340 Powell Street
Heart attack

8/17/1993 Jerry Eugene Butler (145)
Truck Co. No. 17 - 1295 Shafter
Eichler Towers fire

3/9/1995 Louis R. Mambretti (146)
Engine Co. No. 26 - 80 Digby Street
Everson St. fire

1/13/2003 Melinda J. Ohler (147)
Engine Co. 42 - 2430 San Bruno Avenue
Fall from apparatus

6/2/2011 Vincent A. Perez (148)
Engine Co. No. 26 - 80 Digby
House fire - 133 Berkeley Way

6/4/2011 Anthony M. Valerio (149)
Engine Co. No. 26 - 80 Digby
House fire - 133 Berkeley Way

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