Activities & Events
1906 Great Earthquake & Fire Expo
San Francisco Fire Department, SFFD Historical Society
The San Francisco Fire Department Historical Society presents the 1906 Great Earthquake and Fire Expo at Pier 48 in San Francisco.
The main role of the SFFDHS is to preserve the artifacts and history of the San Francisco Fire Department, and to promote public awareness and understanding of this history.
The three-day exposition features:
- Fireboat tours and displays
- Old-time Firefighter Muster with:
- Bucket brigades
- Hose cart races
- Hand-operated fire pumps from the 1800s steamer operation
- Horse-drawn pumps
- 65 foot fire ladder raise.
- Historical exhibits with vintage fire apparatus and memorabilia/artifacts
- Historical photographic displays
- Live entertainment
- Food and beverages
- The 1906 Expo Firefighter Ball (Saturday, April 15 at 8 pm), featuring a turn of the century costume contest (Ticket purchase required)
Note: The parking area just in front of the pier will be utilized for the Firefighter Muster.
Saturday, April 15 2006 - Monday, April 17 2006, from 10 am - 6 pm daily.
Saturday, April 15, 2006 at 8 pm
The 1906 Expo Firefighter Ball
Pier 48, Shed C
Guests will enjoy food, beverages, dancing to Dick Bright’s SRO Orchestra, period costume contest, and more. Event benefits the SF Fire Department Historical Society.
Tickets are $50. Please call (800) 310-6563 for more information.
On the morning of Tuesday, April 18, 2006
A remebrance to the hydrant that SF firefighters used to save the Mission District takes place at 20th and Church Streets.
San Francisco Waterfront
Terry A. Francois Blvd at 3rd, San Francisco
(one block south of SBC/AT&T Park)
San Francisco, CA 94107
Commemorative event specifically geared toward the 1906 great earthquake and fire.
General public. Free event.
Paul Barry, (415) 706-7994