Sacramento Volunteer Fire Department

Sacramento Volunteer Fire Department (HM81W)

Location: Sacramento, CA 95818 Sacramento County
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N 38° 33.803', W 121° 30.002'

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1850 - 1872

The Mutual Hook and Ladder Company, formed on February 5, 1850, was the first fire company in the State of California. It served with distinction until disbanded October 30, 1859.

On June 23, 1858, a grateful city donated this plot of ground to its Volunteer Fire Department for the internment of its deceased members. It is the only known maintained firemen's plot west of the Mississippi.

Sacramento's Fire Department consisted of six Engine Companies, one Hook and Ladder, and a Hose Company. The Volunteer Fire Department gallantly served the city until April 1, 1872 when an act by the state legislature established paid departments.
HM NumberHM81W
Placed ByPioneer Mutual Hook & Ladder, IAFF Local 522, Old City Cemetery Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 2:38am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 630682 N 4269393
Decimal Degrees38.56338333, -121.50003333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 33.803', W 121° 30.002'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 33' 48.18" N, 121° 30' 0.12" W
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Area Code(s)916, 530
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1008-1082 Broadway, Sacramento CA 95818, US
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