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    • In Time of Emergency

    • 1968
    • This March 1968 government document from the U.S. Department of Defense provides readiness information in the event of nuclear attack or natural disaster. In 1968, the greater Sacramento area had no less than 42 attack sirens. They were tested on...
    • EC-GOV-b07f02i01
    • Fire Company at Independence Day Parade

    • 1910
    • This July 4, 1910, photograph shows horse-drawn fire engines parading along K Street, between Fourth and Fifth Streets. 30,000 Sacramentans witnessed the Independence Day parade which featured horses. Several awards were given for the fittest and...
    • 617
    • Carmichael Fire District

    • 1948
    • A 1948 photograph Fire Chief Dan Donovan, Assistant Fire Chief Fontain Johnson and Commissioner Bob Wall, standing next to fire engine No. 7, a 1946-7 International/Van Pelt pumper fire engine.
    • 2010
    • McDonald Paint & Hardware Fire

    • 1965
    • A stream of water is directed at a fire at McDonald Paint & Hardware Co. (188 El Camino Ave.) by a firefighter perched atop a fire ladder. Nearby businesses also threatened by the fire are the El Camino Bowl (1194 El Camino Ave.) whose sign...
    • 2089
    • Isleton Fire Department

    • 1915
    • This circa 1915 photograph shows members of the Isleton Fire Department posing before their chemical engine. Community growth, due in no small part to a tremendous asparagus industry, necessitated institutions dedicated to ensuring not simply...
    • 618
    • El Rey Theater Fire

    • 1941
    • Looking west, from the top of the Ramona Hotel, this February 21, 1941, photograph shows the frenetic aftermath of a fire at the El Rey Hotel at 519 J Street. The fire started in one of the theater’s balconies and was likely the result of arson. ...
    • 660
    • The Volunteer

    • February 6, 1943
    • Shown is the newsletter of the Sacramento Defense Council. Founded in June 1941 by vote of Sacramento City Council. Led by mayor Tom Monk, the defense readiness group fell under the jurisdiction of both national and state defense councils. The...
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    • Hotel St. Nicholas

    • 1932
    • This photograph of the St. Nicholas Hotel, located at 1118 Fourth Street, was taken on September 16, 1932. A seminal moment for the Sacramento Fire Department came shortly after a March 1918 fire killed four tenants at the St. Nicholas. Although...
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    • The Volunteer

    • February 6, 1943
    • Shown is the newsletter of the Sacramento Defense Council. Founded in June 1941 by vote of Sacramento City Council. Led by mayor Tom Monk, the defense readiness group fell under the jurisdiction of both national and state defense councils. The...
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