Engine 51 taking shape

Today was my second day helping to set up the newest Engine Company in the SFFD, Engine 51 in the Presidio. Today was day 4 of the new services provided and the contractors working at the old firehouse are flying. Last I saw the house it was still dirty and disorganized. Today the painters were touching up while the flooring folks were starting on the final rooms.
I’m collecting photos to put together in a before and after post, so keep an eye out for that.
My next scheduled day on the Engine is after we are all moved in, so that will be interesting for sure!

New paint, new flooring, clean cabinets and bed frames.

The rest is up to us.

Not “us” the SFFD, but “us” the 15 Firefighters, Paramedics and Officers staffing the Company.

This morning we heard word that some of the other firehouses around the City have pledged to donate extra pots, pans and some plates and cups to us to help get us going.

It really is like one big family out here.

And in related news, some of the firefighters previously employed by the Park Service started an abbreviated SFFD Academy this morning.

HM

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12 thoughts on “Engine 51 taking shape”

    1. We are moving into the station previously occupied by the Park Service Fire Department. the owners of the station cleared it out, painted and replaced the floors prior to our moving in just last week.
      It will house a single Engine Company.

    1. We are moving into the station previously occupied by the Park Service Fire Department. the owners of the station cleared it out, painted and replaced the floors prior to our moving in just last week.
      It will house a single Engine Company.

  1. Actually kind of ironic if you think about it. Maybe you can scrounge up a Light Rescue on a Dodge chasis in SFFD colors, and label it Squad 51, and invite UKMedic999 over. Now that would be a photo I pay for.

  2. Actually kind of ironic if you think about it. Maybe you can scrounge up a Light Rescue on a Dodge chasis in SFFD colors, and label it Squad 51, and invite UKMedic999 over. Now that would be a photo I pay for.

  3. HM.. Regarding your above post about the Presidio Firehouse… My husband was a proud Firefighter for 25 years at the”dirty and disorganized”,as you stated,Station 51.. a station he poured his heart into.He started, and finished his career at the Presidio, forced out by the City of San Francisco, who chose to only hire 12 members of the Presidio Fire Department for employment with the S.F.F.D. I think the public has a right to know how unprofessional the situation was handled. How 3 of the firefighters NOT chosen were ages 50, 49, and 46 respectively. That the three firefighters just mentioned between them have 65 years of firefighting experience, compared to 3 of the “Term” firefighters who WERE hired by the city from the Presidio, all under age 40, and with less than 15 years of fire fighting service between them. The 3 “senior” firefighters were not pulled in discreetly and told why they were not hired on . The S.F.F.D. Chief didn’t even have the courage to return their phone calls.After 25 years on the job as a dedicated Firefighter, I believe these firefighters were at least owed an explanation of why someone with less than 5 years experience was hired over them? This is how the City treats its “Brothers?” What a disgrace.

  4. HM.. Regarding your above post about the Presidio Firehouse… My husband was a proud Firefighter for 25 years at the”dirty and disorganized”,as you stated,Station 51.. a station he poured his heart into.He started, and finished his career at the Presidio, forced out by the City of San Francisco, who chose to only hire 12 members of the Presidio Fire Department for employment with the S.F.F.D. I think the public has a right to know how unprofessional the situation was handled. How 3 of the firefighters NOT chosen were ages 50, 49, and 46 respectively. That the three firefighters just mentioned between them have 65 years of firefighting experience, compared to 3 of the “Term” firefighters who WERE hired by the city from the Presidio, all under age 40, and with less than 15 years of fire fighting service between them. The 3 “senior” firefighters were not pulled in discreetly and told why they were not hired on . The S.F.F.D. Chief didn’t even have the courage to return their phone calls.After 25 years on the job as a dedicated Firefighter, I believe these firefighters were at least owed an explanation of why someone with less than 5 years experience was hired over them? This is how the City treats its “Brothers?” What a disgrace.

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