San Francisco Fire Department

Author: John Garvey
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 0738520845
Release Date: 2003
Genre: History

In San Francisco, history is as close as the sound of the fire engines and trucks racing by, sirens wailing. The San Francisco Fire Department took shape, as did the city, from the ashes and embers of the Great Fire of 1906. In the tumultuous seaport full of those seeking California's newly found gold, volunteer fire companies had to adapt to a teeming city full of canvas tents, wood shacks, kerosene lanterns, ocean breezes, and hilly winding streets. From a force that initially pulled hand-operated pumps and competed to be the first at a fire, traveling in horse-drawn equipment, the department has grown from a volunteer contingent of a few hundred to a company 1,800 strong and equipped to protect a city of 49 square miles, surrounded on three sides by salt water. The historic photographs of this volume document the establishment of the volunteer department on Christmas Eve 1849 and the inception of the paid force in 1866, as well as such colorful characters as Lily Hitchcock Coit, a belle who battled many a blaze with the volunteers and a portion of whose estate went to build the 210-foot Coit Tower on Telegraph Hill. Striking images, many never before published, illustrate how the fire department was affected not only by the well-known inferno of 1906 but by the six blazes that leveled the waterfront in the 1850s and a number of other fires throughout the city's history.

San Francisco Fire Department Historical Yearbook 2015

Author: San Francisco Fire Department
ISBN: 1945306017
Release Date: 2016-10-12
Genre: Fire departments

DetailsThe San Francisco Firefighters Union Local 798 and M.T. Publishing, Inc. have joining forces to create a new full color pictorial- style history/yearbook paying tribute to the men and women of the Department. This hardcover book includes action, historical and firehouse images as well as a brief history of the department. Only a limited number of books have been printed. Do not delay in ordering yours. This book is a 9" x 12" coffee table edition with deluxe hardbound cover and high-gloss, double coated paper for superior photo reproduction. 152 all color pages, indexed.

Beyond the Consent Decree

Author: Aisha Krieger
ISBN: OCLC:823350519
Release Date: 2012

After the Consent Decree was terminated in San Francisco in 1999, the percentage of applications received from qualified female applicants dropped from 23% at its peak during the Consent Decree to 7% in 2008. The problem addressed was the difficulty the San Francisco Fire Department faced in maintaining sufficiently numbers of applications from qualified females. The purpose of this descriptive research project was to identify the causes of this precipitous decline and to develop recommendations the SFFD could implement to increase the numbers of applications of qualified female applicants. Original historical research was conducted to review statistical information and details regarding recruitment and hiring practices before, during, and after the Consent Decree.

Firehouse Food

Author: George Dolese
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 0811839885
Release Date: 2003-05
Genre: Cooking

A collection of one hundred recipes culled from the firefighters of San Francisco includes barbecue fare and options from a wide range of cultures, in a volume complemented by an insider's tour of firehouse life. Original.

Fighting Fire

Author: Caroline Paul
Publisher: Third Eye
ISBN: 0982279736
Release Date: 2011-10-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

"First published in the United States by St. Martin's Press ... 1998"--T.p. verso.

1906 San Francisco Earthquake

Author: Richard Hansen
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9781439642108
Release Date: 2013-05-27
Genre: History

The Great Earthquake and Fire of 1906 is an unparalleled disaster in the history of San Francisco. More than 4.5 square miles of San Francisco burned and crumbled into a windswept desert of desolation. We will see this scene from behind the camera, covering before the earthquake through the fire and into the rebuilding of the city. The waterfront in the east to Golden Gate Park in the west and the marina in the north to Mission District in the south will be viewed. City hall and along Market Street through the center of the city will be covered. Stories from survivors and new information, like doctored photographs, will be included. Thirty years of research will be merged to give you an accurate account.

The Loma Prieta California Earthquake of October 17 1989

Author: Thomas D. O'Rourke
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 0788101757
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Buildings

Constitutes a unique collection of studies on site, as well as infrastructure and societal response that cover virtually all aspects of the earthquake. Provides the most comprehensive case history of seismic effects at a specific site developed for any earthquake. Includes: site-response analyses, behavior of seawalls, lifeline performance, damage to 4-story apartment buildings and much more. Over 100 photos, charts and diagrams.