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Redwood City Fire Department

150th Anniversary

 
 
Redwood City Fire Department Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, July 17, 2022
1. Redwood City Fire Department Marker
To the right of the front door
Inscription.  On the evening of September 11, 1861, a group of concerned citizens met at the San Mateo County Courthouse. Their mission was to organize the Redwood Hose Company for the purpose of providing fire protection to the small settlement of Mezesville and the lumber shipping port at Redwood Landing.

Since that day, the members of the Redwood City Fire Department have proudly and selflessly protected the lives and property of the citizens of Redwood City from fire and other disasters.

This plaque commemorates 150 years of service to the community, and is dedicated to all past, present and future members of the Redwood City Fire Department.
 
Erected 2011 by Redwood Parlor No.66, Native Sons of the Golden West. (Marker Number GPY 135-4.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events. In addition, it is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West, and the Time Capsules series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is September 11, 1861.
 
Location. 37° 29.266′ N, 122° 13.631′ W. Marker is
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in Redwood City, California, in San Mateo County. Marker is on Marshall Street, on the right when traveling west. The plaque is mounted to the right of the front door to the fire station. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 755 Marshall Street, Redwood City CA 94063, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Fire House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Pioneer Store (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Diller-Chamberlain Gen. Store/American Hotel-American House/Sequoia Hotel/Bank of San Mateo County (about 500 feet away); Embarcadero Turning Basin Site (about 500 feet away); The Path of History (about 500 feet away); Eureka Corner (about 500 feet away); Former Site of Sequoia High School (about 700 feet away); Alhambra Theater (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Redwood City.
 
Marker to the left of the front door image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, July 17, 2022
2. Marker to the left of the front door
Redwood City Fire Department
Fire Station No. 1
Dedicated June 15, 1987
City Council
Richard S. Claire, Mayor • Gerald R. Chandler, Vice-Mayor • Brenton C. Britschgi • Robert H. Bury • Jack Greenalch • Georgi Laberg • William J. Stengel • James M. Smith, City Manager • Peter J. O'Brien, Fire Chief
Redwood City Fire Department Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, July 17, 2022
3. Redwood City Fire Department Marker
Redwood City Fire Department image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, July 17, 2022
4. Redwood City Fire Department
Fire Bell image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, July 17, 2022
5. Fire Bell
June 6, 1864
Time capsule plaque behind the flagpole image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, July 17, 2022
6. Time capsule plaque behind the flagpole
Redwood City Fire Department
Time Capsule
To be opened June 15, 2087
Peter J. O'Brien, Fire Chief
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 20, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California. This page has been viewed 79 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 20, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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