San Jose Fire Museum

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Photo of the weekSJFD’s tanker 18, working a salvage yard fire on Old Monterey Rd in the late70’s, early 80’s1952 REO ex...
02/11/2021

Photo of the week
SJFD’s tanker 18, working a salvage yard fire on Old Monterey Rd in the late70’s, early 80’s

1952 REO ex-US Army
1250 Gallon tank
100 GPM Punp
Shop built, Ran as tanker 2 in Jan 68 to 1977 then Tanker 18,from 1978 to 1981
Reserve 1981 to 1992 then sold

Photo of the weekPhoto of San Jose central station one, in the early 50’s
02/03/2021

Photo of the week
Photo of San Jose central station one, in the early 50’s

San José Fire Department
01/28/2021

San José Fire Department

On this day, we celebrate the founding of the San José Fire Department and recognize the brave men and women who have made this organization what it is today. Originally consisting of volunteer firefighters, SJFD was formally established by the City of San José on January 27, 1854, with the formation of the San José Hook and Ladder Company No. 1. Since then, SJFD has been proudly serving San José for over 167 years.

Photo: Engine 1 on North Third Street, mid-1893.

#SJFD #ThisDayInHistory

Photo of the weekMuseums , San Jose Fire Department’s 1931Mack , type 19, 1000GPM pumper. (No tank)Ran as Engine1, Jan 1...
01/20/2021

Photo of the week
Museums , San Jose Fire Department’s 1931Mack , type 19, 1000GPM pumper. (No tank)

Ran as Engine1, Jan 1931 to 1937
Windshield in stalled in 1940
Ran as Engine 2 Jan 1937 to 1951
Re-engined in j1952 with a GMC motor, and went back in service as Engine 2 from 1952 to 1954

Went into reserve duty 1954 to 1970
Restored by Dept. In 1970
Used today by the museum for Dept parades and funerals

Photo of the weekSan Jose Fire Museum ‘s 1914 KnoxChemical Hose wagon at Old Station One Restored by the restoration cre...
01/14/2021

Photo of the week
San Jose Fire Museum ‘s 1914 Knox
Chemical Hose wagon at Old Station One
Restored by the restoration crew at History San Jose

Great to see the progress with our brothers and sisters down at the Los Angeles County Fire Museum
01/08/2021

Great to see the progress with our brothers and sisters down at the Los Angeles County Fire Museum

FINALLY!!!! Major eye candy installed today. Only took 18 years. 1903 American Metropolitan Second Size Steam Engine. Ex Sacramento FD. And no it was never in “Emergency!” 😁😁😁

Photo of the weekSan Jose Fire Department’s engine 4 at the Chime Lumber fire. Engine 4 was a 600 series American LaFran...
01/06/2021

Photo of the week
San Jose Fire Department’s engine 4 at the Chime Lumber fire.
Engine 4 was a 600 series American
LaFrance and one of 7

Photo of the weekHappy New Year to allPraying for better times to come
12/30/2020

Photo of the week
Happy New Year to all
Praying for better times to come

San Jose Fire Fighters
12/25/2020

San Jose Fire Fighters

The crew from E6 (Willow Glen) made a special Christmas Eve, yet socially distanced visit to the home of retired San Jose Fire Captain Sam Seibert tonight. Sam celebrated his 101st birthday this year and founder emeritus of the @sanjosefiremuseum and long time San Jose resident! Merry Christmas, Sam!

Photo of the weekWishing everyone a Merry Christmas  and a better New Year from all at the San Jose Fire Museum to your ...
12/22/2020

Photo of the week
Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a better New Year from all at the San Jose Fire Museum to your family

Photo of the weekEnd stroke 1866 Hunneman  hand engine hand engine  It was SJ Torrent Engine Co #1 and later SJ Franklin...
12/16/2020

Photo of the week
End stroke 1866 Hunneman hand engine hand engine
It was SJ Torrent Engine Co #1 and later SJ Franklin Engine Co #1
It has sold to Turlok California and later junked

The bottom photo is the duplicate of the original

Photo of the weekThis week we feature San Jose Fire Museums 1914 Knox Martin tractor with a 1898 Steamer
12/09/2020

Photo of the week
This week we feature San Jose Fire Museums 1914 Knox Martin tractor with a 1898 Steamer

Photo of the weekThis is a photo of station 3 in the late 50’s   On the left is a 1954 GMC ant the engine on the right i...
12/01/2020

Photo of the week
This is a photo of station 3 in the late 50’s On the left is a 1954 GMC ant the engine on the right is a 1946 American LaFrance 600

11/29/2020
History San Jose

History San Jose

Mayor Sam Liccardo honors the diverse roots of San José today on the 243th anniversary of the city’s founding. What are your San José roots? Share in the comments.

11/29/2020
From the San Jose Fire Museum
11/25/2020

From the San Jose Fire Museum

Los Angeles County Fire Museum
11/25/2020

Los Angeles County Fire Museum

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Hello All,
This is a photo of Museum VP Joe Woyjeck having the door panel of Engine 51 signed by Mr Mike Norell.
Mr Norell played the beloved Captain Stanley in the the tv show “Emergency!”.
Mr Norell is in a long term assisted living facility where he is getting incredibly good care.
The holidays can be tough times for many of us and because of the virus visitors are limited if allowed at all.
So in an effort to show,
“Captain Stanley” that you care please consider sending him a holiday card or a note of support, maybe you can share your favorite,
Captain Stanley line in your note.

I know many of you know or can figure out where Mr Norell is living but PLEASE do not contact the facility.

AGAIN-PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THE FACILITY WHERE HE LIVES!

Please mail your cards and notes to,

Mr Mike Norell
C/o LA County Fire museum
9834 Flora Vista Street
Bellflower, CA
90706

Photo of the weekPhoto of San Jose steamer at a fire in down town. Do not know type
11/24/2020

Photo of the week
Photo of San Jose steamer at a fire in down town.
Do not know type

Photo of the weekThis week we feature the WW2 San Jose  Fire Dept
11/18/2020

Photo of the week
This week we feature the WW2 San Jose Fire Dept

Photo of the weekThis week something a little different We feature the SJFM’s gift shopWe are open Tuesday,s from 9 am t...
11/11/2020

Photo of the week
This week something a little different
We feature the SJFM’s gift shop
We are open Tuesday,s from 9 am to 12 noon

Photo of the weekSan Jose Fire Museum’s1924 American LaFrance BrockrayTorpedo in the 9-11 memorial parade Chaplain Fathe...
11/04/2020

Photo of the week
San Jose Fire Museum’s
1924 American LaFrance Brockray
Torpedo in the 9-11 memorial parade

Chaplain Father Stout with Engineer Phil Reggiardo at wheel

Photo of the weekWe remember our brother Randy Perez and his wife Mandy  RIP Randy
10/27/2020

Photo of the week
We remember our brother
Randy Perez and his wife Mandy
RIP Randy

Photo of the weekThis week we feature the San Jose Fire Museum’s 1931
10/21/2020

Photo of the week
This week we feature the San Jose Fire Museum’s 1931

Photo of the weekSan Jose Fire Museum’s 1958 American LaFrance.  It ran out of Station 1 and ran as Engine 1A  sister en...
10/06/2020

Photo of the week
San Jose Fire Museum’s 1958 American LaFrance. It ran out of Station 1 and ran as Engine 1
A sister engine ran out of station 2

Photo of the weekThis week we feature the museums Engine 1/2 Home built from a 50’s Crosley,  and seen at many an event ...
09/29/2020

Photo of the week
This week we feature the museums Engine 1/2
Home built from a 50’s Crosley, and seen at many an event over the years. A real favorite of young and old alike Still runs and drives great

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

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201 N Market St
San Jose, CA
95112

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Found this badge in a box of stuff that my dad left for me 50 years ago. Hopefully someone can tell me a little something about this piece.
Just picked up this beauty!
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!