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Catalog Number 1985/114/061
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.


Policies and Procedures
There is a personal binder maintained by Battalion Chief Frank Hultado between 1956 and 1964, which is divided under the following headings: General Orders, Memos, Transfers, Manual of Procedures, Vacations, Sick Leave and Miscellaneous. Under the Miscellaneous heading are filed various notices regarding annexations; primary and general elections; radio operations and procedures; traffic safety; and the phonetic alphabet. Also in this series is a binder of Fire Alarm Station Operating Procedures, which is divided under the following headings: Civil Defense, Alarm Assignments, Emergency Call Procedures, ADT Reichel Sprinklers, Instructions, and PBX and Radio Information.

Dates of Creation 1956-1964
Title Frank Hultado's Personal Binder: Transfers
People Hultado, Frank
Date 1956-1964
Classification Fire Departments
Sick Leave
General Orders