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Catalog Number 1985/114/032
Collection CITY, Fire Department
Object Name Archival Collection
Scope & Content
The Sacramento Fire Department was organized as a responsibility of the City of Sacramento by mandate of the California State Legislature in 1872. Since its beginning, the primary mission of the SFD has been to prevent and extinguish fires. The role of the fire department has expanded significantly over time, however, and presently emergency medical service plays a major role in today's department.
This collection includes a number of records and reports from the 1920s through the 1980s, which reflect various aspects of the administration and operation of the Sacramento Fire Department during those times.

Scope and Content:

This collection is composed of five series: administrative records, reports generated by the Uniform Fire Incident Reporting System-UFIRS, logbooks and journals, policy and procedures, and various printed material. The collection provides a sampling of various aspects of the Sacramento Fire Department over time. For example, handwritten journals from the 1920s document the daily attendance record of fire department members while, during the 1970s, the SFD's first computerized fire reports (UFIRS) begin to appear. Of particular interest in this collection are the logbooks associated with Fire Station No. 2. These are handwritten accounts of the various activities and events occurring during each particular work shift. Also of note is the personal binder of Battalion Chief Frank M. Hultado wherein he filed copies of general orders, memos and other items related to fire department procedures between 1956 and 1964.


Time Books, Logbooks and Journals
In this series are Monthly Time Books, which document firefighters' attendance records between 1923-1931 and 1946-1947. There are a number of fire station and fire company logbooks associated with Fire Station No. 2, which range in time from the 1940s to 1971. From the Fire Alarm Station there are journals that document the daily attendance of its personnel and various activities of the Fire Alarm Station from 1977-1983, a logbook to record fire company movement and activity (1977-1984) and a logbook for tracking portable radio activity (1977 to 1981).
Dates of Creation Jan 1946-Dec 1947
Title Firefighter Monthly Time Book
Date 1946, Jan-1947, Dec
Classification Fire Departments
Fire Station No. 2
Fire Company
Time Books
Fire Alarm Station