Friday, November 2, 2007

Firehouse #1 -- November 2, 2007

Engine 1, truck 1 in their firehouse on Howard near Third Street. I have heard that this is the second-busiest firehouse in the city. The heavy rescue unit is also based here.
I remember some years ago, while they were building the W Hotel, to the left of the firehouse, that a crane operator dropped a huge concrete panel. It sliced through the roof, the dormitory, and buried itself in the ground on the first floor. Fortunately, the firehouse was closed for renovation.
There was a firehouse in this location in 1906, at the time of the earthquake and fire. Engine 4 was based there.

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