San Jose Fire Museum

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Photo of the weekThis weeks photo is of the museums 1942 Seagrave aerial   Original SJFDIt was one of 2 ladder trucks, o...
09/15/2020

Photo of the week
This weeks photo is of the museums 1942 Seagrave aerial Original SJFD
It was one of 2 ladder trucks, one being a aerial and the other a city service (AKA lumber wagon)

Photo of the weekThis week we feature the museums 1923 American la,France Brockway Torpedo. It was donated to the museum...
09/08/2020

Photo of the week
This week we feature the museums
1923 American la,France Brockway Torpedo. It was donated to the museum by the East Side Lions Club
It was restored by the shop crew at History San Jose. Motor work was done by Randy Perez (SJFD

09/06/2020
New York City Fire Museum

New York City Fire Museum

Unfortunately, due to the limitations on the number of people that may enter the Museum, we could not allow members of the Father Judge Walk of Remembrance to utilize the facilities, but we are always proud to be a stop on this important commemoration and to have the names of the members of Battalion 2, Engine 24, Ladder 5, Ladder 8, Rescue 1 and Squad 18 to be read aloud here, and for a playing of the bagpipes by FDNY Emerald Society.

Photo of the weekThis week we feature the museums 1880’s “Releaf Hose Co” hose wagon.  The  wagon  was restored by the r...
09/01/2020

Photo of the week
This week we feature the museums 1880’s “Releaf Hose Co” hose wagon.
The wagon was restored by the restoration gang at History San Jose

08/30/2020
Csmeadphotography

Csmeadphotography

*Happening Now 8-29-20*
The @sanjosefiremuseum celebrated San Seibert’s 101st birthday!! Firefighters, neighbors, his banker, friends and a hot rod club came rumbling through to make it a celebration worth remembering. During every break in the cars Sam repeated how grateful and blessed he is to have this time.

Sam was seen running down to see friends, laughing with new ones and showing some ankle to the firefighters. Here’s hoping to many more years of celebration.
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08/29/2020

Sam Seibert’s 101st Birthday “Drive-By” Celebration. . .

Join us this Saturday as we honor #SanJoseFireMuseum Founder Emeritus Sam Seibert as we celebrate his 101st Birthday wit...
08/27/2020

Join us this Saturday as we honor #SanJoseFireMuseum Founder Emeritus Sam Seibert as we celebrate his 101st Birthday with a 2020 socially distanced “Drive-By” Birthday Celebration at Old Fire Station . . . Make a sign, practice your wave and come by as we wish our friend well on this most special of occasions! Saturday August 29th, Noon - 2pm , 201 N. Market St. . . . #SJFD #sanjose @ San Jose Fire Museum

Photo of the weekThis week we celebrate the 101’st birthday of SAM SEIBERT (SJFD retired) our great friendTo celebrate S...
08/24/2020

Photo of the week
This week we celebrate the 101’st birthday of SAM SEIBERT (SJFD retired) our great friend
To celebrate Sam we will have a roll by at Old Station One, from 12to2 on Saturday August 29th.Come buy and wish Sam Happy

Photo of the weekSan Jose Fire Museum’s1937 American LaFrance series 400EngineOriginal SJFD
08/19/2020

Photo of the week
San Jose Fire Museum’s
1937 American LaFrance series 400
Engine
Original SJFD

Photo of the weekThis photo was taken in front of the museum’s warehouse From right to left1923 American LaFrance Brockw...
08/10/2020

Photo of the week
This photo was taken in front of the museum’s warehouse
From right to left
1923 American LaFrance Brockway Torpedo
1905 Cadillac Chief,s car
1931 Mack

San José Fire Department
08/04/2020

San José Fire Department

Are you ready for a rewarding career in the fire service? The San José Fire Department is looking for individuals who wish to serve the San José community by taking leadership and action in crisis situations. We're currently recruiting for Firefighter EMTs and Firefighter Paramedics for the 2021 Firefighter Recruit Academy (apply by September 6). We're also hiring a Deputy Fire Chief (apply by August 17).

The application deadlines are approaching fast, so take the first step today by visiting www.sanjoseca.gov/your-government/departments/fire-department/recruitment

#Careers #SanJose

Photo of the weekSan Jose Fire Museum’s 1954 GMCRestored by Jim Carter and the volunteers of the museum
08/03/2020

Photo of the week
San Jose Fire Museum’s
1954 GMC
Restored by Jim Carter and the volunteers of the museum

Photo of the weekSan Jose Fire Museum’s second steamer.  It was originally from Tracy California
07/28/2020

Photo of the week
San Jose Fire Museum’s second steamer.
It was originally from Tracy California

Photo of the weekSomething a little differentThis is a photo of the San Jose Fire Museum’s collection warehouse
07/21/2020

Photo of the week
Something a little different
This is a photo of the San Jose Fire Museum’s collection warehouse

This is a bigger photo of yesterday’s post1914 American LaFrance Ariel
07/15/2020

This is a bigger photo of yesterday’s post
1914 American LaFrance Ariel

Photo of the weekSan Jose Fire Museums 1914 American LaFrance Ariel number 529.  It is a type 26It was originally built ...
07/14/2020

Photo of the week
San Jose Fire Museums 1914 American LaFrance Ariel number 529. It is a type 26
It was originally built for the 1915 Pan Pacific Exhibition held on Treasure Island in San Francisco Ca. It had a San Francisco Fire Department provided crew for that year
After the exposition it went to the Fresno Fire Dept. After the Fresno FD sold it to Salinas FD Later after it’s service it was sold to a private individual Desmond Johnson of San Jose and he eventually donated it to the SJFD muster team which later became the SJFM

Photo of the weekSan Jose Fire Museums 1942 Ford Van Pelt. Originally Hendy Iron Work Brigade engine in Sunnyvale Caliro...
07/06/2020

Photo of the week
San Jose Fire Museums 1942 Ford Van Pelt. Originally Hendy Iron Work Brigade engine in Sunnyvale Calirornja. The iron works later became a Westinghouse plant. The engine was later donated to the fire museum

It is with sadness that we share the passing of retired Fire Captain Doug Stewart at the age of 79. Captain Stewart join...
07/05/2020
San Jose’s senior fireman, 67, isn’t ready to retire

It is with sadness that we share the passing of retired Fire Captain Doug Stewart at the age of 79.

Captain Stewart joined the San José Fire Department in 1962, serving over 48 years with the San José Fire Department until he reached the mandatory separation age of 70.

Below is an article about Doug in 2007, he will be missed.

San Jose’s senior fireman, 67, isn’t ready to retire

The San José Fire Department is hiring
07/01/2020

The San José Fire Department is hiring

Are you ready to serve your community? Do you take pride in protecting life, property and the environment? Starting on Monday, July 6, we will begin accepting applications for Firefighter EMTs and Firefighter Paramedics to join our 2021 Firefighter Recruit Academy! We're looking for motivated individuals who wish to serve the City of San José by taking leadership and action in crisis situations.

Applications will be accepted from July 6, 2020, through September 6, 2020. For more information, visit www.sjfd.org.

#Careers #SanJose

Photo of the weekSan Jose Fire Museum’s 1951 MackEx Salinas FD purchased by Cliff Smith and donated to the museum
07/01/2020

Photo of the week
San Jose Fire Museum’s 1951 Mack
Ex Salinas FD purchased by Cliff Smith and donated to the museum

It is with Great Sadness that we share the passing of Retired Firefighter William (Bill) McQuaide.Bill retired from the ...
06/17/2020

It is with Great Sadness that we share the passing of
Retired Firefighter William (Bill) McQuaide.

Bill retired from the San José Fire Department in January of 2001.

Bill started his career in the Fire Service in 1967
with the Los Gatos Fire Dept. Los Gatos was then consolidated with Santa Clara County Fire in 1970. In 1977, Bill along with others made the move from County Fire to the SJFD

Bill was also a proud member of the @National Guard.

Condolences can be sent to Bill’s wife - Bonnie, and family at 1585 Wawona Drive,
San Jose, CA 95125.

Photo of the weekSan Jose Fire Museum’s 1914 Little Giant chemical engine  The almost life long care taker Anthony Radza...
06/16/2020

Photo of the week
San Jose Fire Museum’s 1914 Little Giant chemical engine The almost life long care taker Anthony Radzanowski , retired Hayward F D,
(aka) Raz’s project. It is now part of the SJFM collection, and so is Raz.

Throwback Thursday - courtesy of Fire Photographer @thecraigrose. . . This photo is from the early 2000’s as the #SJFD t...
06/11/2020

Throwback Thursday - courtesy of Fire Photographer @thecraigrose. . . This photo is from the early 2000’s as the #SJFD transitioned from ”peanut butter” turnouts to our current black protective gear. While the black is a traditional color the SJFD wore yellow and PB Throughout the 1980-90’s.
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SJFM Photo of the weekSan Jose Museum’s 1926 Seagrave
06/08/2020

SJFM Photo of the week
San Jose Museum’s 1926
Seagrave

Chief Phillip Phil Croyle retired in January of 2009 after serving over 33 years in the San José Fire Department.Chief C...
06/04/2020
Former Cal football standout Phil Croyle dies at 70

Chief Phillip Phil Croyle retired in January of 2009 after serving over 33 years in the San José Fire Department.

Chief Croyle was known for his passion for SJFD and particularly his joy of working on the fireground. Phil will be sorely missed by his friends and family. They are in our thoughts and prayers. #SJFD

Following football, Phil Croyle made a career in the San Jose Fire Department

San Jose Fire Fighters
06/01/2020

San Jose Fire Fighters

Today marks the 18th Anniversary of the Line of Duty Death of Fire Captain Timothy A. Strysko. Tim dedicated himself to the organization, serving the San Jose Fire Department for over 20 years in many positions and assignments.
Tim was a member of the Hazardous Incident Team, and eventually promoted to the rank of Fire Captain at the age of 36. After bravely fighting the illness, he lost his battle with job-related colon cancer at the age of 42. Today we mark the anniversary of his passing. Tim is survived by his wife Maria and two daughters, Samantha and Alyssa. Tim would have become a grandfather last August with the birth of a first grandchild.
Tim’s name is forever enshrined alongside other California Firefighters who made the ultimate sacrifice on the Firefighters Memorial Wall in Sacramento as well as our Memorial Bell outside the @sanjosefiremuseum and Fire Station 1 on Market St. . . . . #SJFD #californiafirefighter #bayareafirefighter @ San Jose Fire Museum

Photo of the weekSan Jose Fire Museum’s 1810  4 wheel hose cart purchased by Capt Sam Seibert and Capt Joe Paradiso
05/26/2020

Photo of the week
San Jose Fire Museum’s 1810 4 wheel hose cart purchased by Capt Sam Seibert and Capt Joe Paradiso

SJFM Photo of the weekThis is a photo of the museums 1905  Cad   It was restored by the restoration crew at History San ...
05/18/2020

SJFM Photo of the week
This is a photo of the museums 1905 Cad It was restored by the restoration crew at History San Jose
It came to them on a couple of wood pallets

Great to see Captain Stanley (Mike Norell) doing great and keeping in touch with our friends at the Los Angeles County F...
05/18/2020

Great to see Captain Stanley (Mike Norell) doing great and keeping in touch with our friends at the Los Angeles County Fire Museum

May 18,2020
Captain Stanley is doing well.

We got a wonderful email this morning from Linda.
Linda is Mr Mike Norell’s (Captain Stanley)caregiver and she is an incredible person who treats Mr Norell like a king.
Mr Norell is in his 80’s and lives in an assisted living facility, Linda reached out today to tell us that Mr Norell doing well.
Thank you to Linda for reaching out with an update and for taking such good care of him.

I am sure many of you know where he lives and many of you can figure our where he lives but we ask you to respect his privacy and DO NOT attempt to contact him through the facility where he lives.
If you want to send him a card please send it to,

Mr Mike Norell
C/o LA County Fire Museum.
9834 Flora Vista Street
Bellflower, Ca 90706

Please do not ask for autographs or return letters at this time.

If you want a hat like Mr Norell’s hat or any other merchandise go to our website at

LACountyFireMuseum.com

Photo
Mike Norell and Linda

Photo by Joe Woyjeck
Property of LA County Fire Museum

The current Engine
05/11/2020

The current Engine

Photo of the weekIn line for restoration is San Jose Fire Museum’s 1946 American LaFrance 600, 1000GPM pumperSan Jose Fi...
05/11/2020

Photo of the week

In line for restoration is San Jose Fire Museum’s
1946 American LaFrance 600, 1000GPM pumper
San Jose Fire Department had 7 or 8 of these units

Photo’s of the weekIn line for restorationThe museum’s 1946 American LaFrance 600, 1000 GPM pumper
05/11/2020

Photo’s of the week

In line for restoration
The museum’s 1946 American LaFrance 600,
1000 GPM pumper

Posted by• @8enginesjfd #TBT thank you to @thecraigrose for the amazing photos of Engine 🎱 in action. #firstin. @csmeadp...
05/08/2020

Posted by• @8enginesjfd #TBT thank you to @thecraigrose for the amazing photos of Engine 🎱 in action. #firstin. @csmeadphotography @bayareafirefighter @californiafirefighter @chief_miller @8enginesjfd @sanjosefirefighters

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TBT, Empire Engine Co.
Flashback Friday!
A few pics of some moves helping out our brothers in blue.
The 1963 JC Penney boiler explosion:
Found this PDF online today and it has a good recap of the early history of the SJFD.
I found this website, reminds me back in the days of "gas washdowns" and medic units carried only bandages, splints, and resuscitator units.
Retired Fire Captain Joe Roberts USAR5 still doing it! Representing SJFD and paying tribute to a fallen Santa Cruz City Firefighter.
We are green with envy on your success. Congratulations on a fantastic program. I hope my old ALF aerial is doing well!