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Meritorious Award photoMeritorious 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.

The Little Giant

 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

FF Memorial Wall

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.

Frankie & the Phoenix - 2This 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.

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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

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to verify that a docent will be on duty.

Vintage Firehouses of San Francisco
San Francisco Landmarks - Vintage Firehouses


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