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Title: California Fire Houses
Post by: Box 2565 on September 26, 2002, 11:35:05 PM
San Jose, California
Fire Headquarters

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Title: Re: California Fire Houses
Post by: Box 2565 on October 05, 2002, 05:32:09 AM
This is a wonderful picture showing San Francisco in the mid 1800's.  A spectacular station with some wonderful detail work!

Notice the eagle mounted on the roof and the leaded or stain glass window with '1' on the second floor.  The doors are open and the company is ready to head up, or down the hill on their next run.

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Title: Re: California Fire Houses
Post by: daysleeper47 on October 17, 2002, 01:01:54 PM
Los Angeles County Fire Station 51

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Title: Re: California Fire Houses
Post by: daysleeper47 on October 17, 2002, 01:03:42 PM
Los Angeles County Fire Station Number 11. Notice those great rigs on the apron.

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Title: Re: California Fire Houses
Post by: daysleeper47 on October 17, 2002, 01:05:11 PM
Los Angeles County Fire Department Station 4
I thought the architecture here was interesting.

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Title: Re: California Fire Houses
Post by: daysleeper47 on October 17, 2002, 01:06:37 PM
Hey, everything with a fire engine in it could technically be called a fire station. This one is no different. This is LACoFD Station 155.  ;D

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Title: Re: California Fire Houses
Post by: Box 2565 on October 22, 2002, 06:23:25 AM
Sacramento CA
Office of the Fire Chief


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Title: Re: California Fire Houses
Post by: Box 2565 on October 28, 2002, 09:21:59 AM
This station in Laguna Beach has a scenic view of the mountains.

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Title: Re: California Fire Houses
Post by: Box 2565 on November 14, 2002, 12:08:36 AM
Merced operated this traditional looking station.

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Title: Re: California Fire Houses
Post by: Box 2565 on December 05, 2002, 01:54:20 PM
A Pirsch truck with a wood, junior aerial is in the first bay while an L series Mack is ready to go in door #2 at Porterville.

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Title: Re: California Fire Houses
Post by: Engine42 on December 10, 2002, 06:10:17 PM
This is the combined Police/ Fire Headquarters building. Located in the front of the building is a museum detailing the history of the Burbank Fire and Police departments.

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Title: Re: California Fire Houses
Post by: Engine42 on December 10, 2002, 06:11:23 PM
Station 12 houses an engine and truck company. In addition, the Hazardous Materials division is quartered here. The crew of Truck 12 will switch to Haz Mat 12 in the event of a Haz Mat incident. Station 12's district includes first-in response to Warner Bros. Studios and the Warner Bros. Ranch filming facility, as well as, several high-rise office buildings.

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Title: Re: California Fire Houses
Post by: Engine42 on December 10, 2002, 06:12:06 PM
Station 14 houses a single fire engine. This station also mans the USAR rig, which responds to rescues requiring specialized tactics.

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Title: Re: California Fire Houses
Post by: Engine42 on December 10, 2002, 06:12:26 PM
Station 15 is the home of the EMS division. The three paramedic coordinators and the nurse educator work from this station.

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Title: Re: California Fire Houses
Post by: Engine42 on December 10, 2002, 06:13:36 PM
Station 16 is home to a 3-man engine company. It is in the wildland / urban interface district of Burbank. They are responsible for the brush clearance compliance program. The Fire Department water tender (Water Tender 16) is also housed here.

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Title: Re: California Fire Houses
Post by: Box 2565 on January 02, 2003, 04:32:07 AM
Sacramento Station #4

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Title: Re: California Fire Houses
Post by: Box 2565 on April 09, 2008, 02:55:08 AM
This station at 1088 Green Street in San Francisco has a Seagrave lurking in the doorway.
Image from eBay,
Title: Re: California Fire Houses
Post by: SixbyFire on April 09, 2008, 09:59:40 PM
And that station at 1088 Green Street is still standing:

http://www.noehill.com/sf/landmarks/nat1987002288.aspx (http://www.noehill.com/sf/landmarks/nat1987002288.aspx)
Title: Re: California Fire Houses
Post by: Box 2565 on June 07, 2008, 01:27:31 PM
San Francisco Fire Department
Quarters of Engine 11 in 1870.
Truck 5 at 2136 Geary Street as it appeared on February 7, 1956.  This station was constructed in 1907 (I imagine that a lot of SFFD stations were built in 1906/07!).
Title: Re: California Fire Houses
Post by: Box 2565 on July 23, 2008, 12:29:44 PM
Another station from San Francisco is this big place!  Located at the intersection of Phelan & Ocean Streets the firehouse is shown shortly after it was completed in 1957.
Image from eBay.
Title: Re: California Fire Houses
Post by: Box 2565 on July 26, 2008, 12:38:18 AM
Fire stations at Redding and Susanville are shown here.
Title: 1924 Station View
Post by: Box 2565 on November 01, 2008, 06:26:21 AM
I find this view fascinating as you can see what traffic and conditions were like 84 years ago.  The location is on Western Avenue between 1st & 2nd in Los Angeles.  The unidentfied fire station is on the right with a building next door that is advertising that they are a "Fireproof Depository".
Title: California Fire Houses
Post by: Box 2565 on November 02, 2008, 06:32:43 AM
A couple more from the west coast.  First is the San Bruno F.D. with a Seagrave engine and another rig on an IH (I'm guessing a Van Pelt or Howe which were both pretty common in the area).  The second photo shows the Lakeshore fire station at Clear Lake.  Both of these stations seem to be the only building around but I believe that has probably changed quite a bit since these pictures were taken!
Title: California Fire Houses
Post by: Box 2565 on November 23, 2008, 02:58:35 PM
East San Jose F.D. - Nice to see the bell and hose towers!
Title: California Fire Houses
Post by: Box 2565 on May 15, 2009, 02:07:02 PM
Oakland   
Station 1 at 15th & San Pablo is shown as it was being rebuilt after the earthquake of 1906.  Looks as though the 3rd floor saw the worst of the quake.  In the first photo you can make out the letters "BULANCE"on the building to the left of the firehouse.  Apparently OFD was moving towards EMS first response more than 100 years ago...
Title: SFFD Engine 34
Post by: Box 2565 on May 16, 2009, 01:54:17 PM
San Francisco   Engine 34
1145 Ellis Street
Constructed 1897
Title: California Fire Houses
Post by: Box 2565 on June 13, 2009, 01:00:04 PM
Berkeley
Station 2 - 2111 Durant
Station 5 - 2017 Emerson
Station 6 - 1339 6th Street
Stations 5 & 6 seem to have been built with the same basic layout, but Station 5 looks to have a much nice facade.  An unusual looking set of houses since they were built in the same year. 
Title: Re: California Fire Houses
Post by: MFDPhoto1 on April 08, 2010, 11:42:00 AM
Santa Clara County CA

1-Campbell "first station" - 1913
2-Campbell Station No. 1 - 1966
3-Campbell Station No. 1 - 1966
4-Los Altos Sequoia Station - 1948

Santa Clara County archive photos
Title: Re: California Fire Houses
Post by: MFDPhoto1 on April 28, 2010, 08:02:21 AM
Santa Clara County, CA
Fairgrounds Station (circa mid 1950's)

note the BIG Kenworth / Van Pelt ready for action under the "truck-port"

Santa Clara archive photo
Title: Re: California Fire Houses
Post by: wf33ret on February 13, 2011, 07:09:16 AM
                         There is no indication as to when this photo was taken, but a note on the back says:

      "Los Angeles County Fire Dept. new fire station 110 at the Marina del Rey. Photo shows distinctive
     architecture, E 110 (left), new Truck 110 (R) and view of hose tower and Main Channel at rear".


                                                                Lloyd Collection
Title: Re: California Fire Houses
Post by: infernoemeq on November 14, 2011, 09:56:12 PM
Hey, everything with a fire engine in it could technically be called a fire station. This one is no different. This is LACoFD Station 155.  ;D

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this fire station still in use ?
Title: Re: California Fire Houses
Post by: Box 2565 on February 13, 2012, 12:31:48 AM
Willows had a fleet consisting of an American LaFrance on hard rubber tires, and a GMC, White, and Ford that I guessing were all built by Van Pelt.
Image from eBay.
Title: Re: California Fire Houses
Post by: phil/las on June 19, 2012, 09:59:23 AM
San Bernardino County's Fawnskin station located in Big Bear Valley. This is the building where they run their Snow Cat EMS Unit from.
Title: Re: California Fire Houses
Post by: phil/las on June 19, 2012, 10:04:16 AM
Southern Inyo Fire's Tecopa station. This is an all Volunteer station located not far from Death Valley.
Title: Re: California Fire Houses
Post by: phil/las on June 19, 2012, 10:09:32 AM
Baldwin Lake Volunteer Fire Department of San Bernardino County. This is the county's newest established department and is located just outside of Big Bear Valley. They run a Mini Pumper, Engine, and Water Tender.
Title: Re: California Fire Houses
Post by: phil/las on June 19, 2012, 10:13:05 AM
The Baker Volunteers of San Bernardino County run their 1976 Ford/Howe Engine from the building.
Title: Re: California Fire Houses
Post by: phil/las on June 19, 2012, 10:20:10 AM
Daggett Volunteer Fire Department of San Bernardino County's Station 2. They run two Engines, a Water Tender, and a Rescue/Pumper from this station.
Title: Re: California Fire Houses
Post by: phil/las on June 19, 2012, 10:27:43 AM
Dagget Volunteer Fire Department of San Bernardino County uses this station to store some out of service apparatus, drill, and company functions. When they get a stronger membership, they will run an Engine from here.
Title: Re: California Fire Houses
Post by: FAO25 on June 19, 2012, 07:35:59 PM
Southern Inyo Fire's Tecopa station. This is an all Volunteer station located not far from Death Valley.
Must be busy working the ambulance in "Death Valley". :)
Title: Re: California Fire Houses
Post by: phil/las on June 20, 2012, 10:20:18 AM
I'm not too sure how busy they are. They have two stations and they just obtained land in town to build more fuctional quarters. Although I think that it's going to take a while untill they manage to get the funds needed to get it built. Most of their apparatus was purchased second, and third hand from other neighboring agencies. They do not have an Engine Room so they park their apparatus outside in the harsh desert sun. Hopefully, They will get the new station built soon.
Title: Re: California Fire Houses
Post by: phil/las on June 20, 2012, 10:22:42 AM
A look in at Baker Volunteer Fire Department of San Bernardino County's 1976 Ford/Howe 1000/1000 Engine. This Engine assists the career station that is located next door.
Title: Re: California Fire Houses
Post by: phil/las on June 20, 2012, 10:31:36 AM
Baker's Career station 53 located next to the Volunteer station. Station 53 is staffed with a crew of three and run an Engine and Tac Truck from this station. While this station was being built a few years ago. The crews were running from two rented motel rooms in town with the apparatus parked outside. Before that, they ran from the prison located not far from the center of town.
Title: Re: California Fire Houses
Post by: phil/las on June 20, 2012, 10:57:14 AM
Yermo Volunteer Fire Department of San Bernardino County's quarters. Located near the famous Peggy Sue's 50's Diner. This department has two stations. The other is located at the Calico Ghost Town.
Title: Re: California Fire Houses
Post by: MFDPhoto1 on June 06, 2013, 02:24:58 PM
LAFD - 1967
Engine 23 / Truck 3
200 Block of E. 5th

photo courtesy UCLA Digital Collection
Title: Re: California Fire Houses
Post by: daysleeper47 on June 10, 2013, 09:37:48 AM
I looked this firehouse up and it closed in 1960, so this was 7 years after it went vacant.

LAFD - 1967
Engine 23 / Truck 3
200 Block of E. 5th

photo courtesy UCLA Digital Collection

Title: Re: California Fire Houses
Post by: phil/las on October 22, 2013, 07:31:37 PM
LA County station 127 aka station 51 in the Carson city section. A quint and engine make up the "Light Force" that runs from here. A foam unit that was donated by the large refinery across the street is also stored here.
Title: Re: California Fire Houses
Post by: Box 2565 on April 22, 2014, 05:49:10 AM
A couple of views of the firehouse in Castro Valley, California.  Looks like the CVFD is running a couple of GMC/Van Pelt (?) engines.  Images from eBay.
Title: Re: California Fire Houses
Post by: Box 2565 on February 15, 2015, 01:13:46 PM
Santa Ana CA
Photo courtesy Orange County Archives.
Title: Re: California Fire Houses
Post by: Box 2565 on October 23, 2015, 02:36:46 AM
Hanford, California with a Kenworth/Van Pelt pumper.
Image from eBay.
Title: Re: California Fire Houses
Post by: MFDPhoto1 on October 23, 2015, 08:07:52 AM
The Kenworth / VanPelt..."this is what a REAL fire truck looked like"  :-)

Thanks Steve...
Title: Re: California Fire Houses
Post by: phil/las on May 06, 2016, 10:31:08 PM
LA County Fire Department station 83 in the Rancho Palos Verdes section of the county. Engine 6's KME stopping by for a visit.
Title: Re: California Fire Houses
Post by: phil/las on May 06, 2016, 10:32:31 PM
One of Napa City Fire Department's stations.
Title: Re: California Fire Houses
Post by: phil/las on May 06, 2016, 10:39:02 PM
San Luis Obispo City's main station.
Title: Re: California Fire Houses
Post by: phil/las on May 06, 2016, 10:43:40 PM
One of the Five Cities Fire Authority station's located in the Pismo Beach/Grover Beach area.
Title: Re: California Fire Houses
Post by: phil/las on August 25, 2016, 10:09:00 PM
The Hearst Castle in Simean California's firehouse. Guess this house has been busy assisting on the nearby Chimney fire.
Title: Re: California Fire Houses
Post by: phil/las on October 04, 2016, 08:26:26 PM
San Bernardino County Fire Department station 21's firehouse located along the Colorado River across from Parker Arizona.
Title: Re: California Fire Houses
Post by: phil/las on October 15, 2016, 11:04:31 AM
Big Bear Lake Fire Department of San Bernardino County's sub station. One of two houses they run from.
Title: Re: California Fire Houses
Post by: phil/las on October 06, 2017, 08:55:04 PM
Antelope Valley Volunteer Fire District of Mono County's firehouse.