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Established in 1866, the San Francisco Fire Department is rich in tradition and history. From the Great Earthquake and Fire of 1906 to the Loma Prieta Earthquake of 1989, the Department has grown to meet the many challenges along the way. Today, the San Francisco Fire Department serves an estimated 1.5 million people, providing fire suppression and emergency medical services to the residents, visitors, and workers within San Francisco’s 49 square miles.
It is the mission of Guardians of the City to preserve and share the history of San Francisco’s First Responders: the San Francisco Fire Department, Police Department, Sheriff’s Office, and Emergency Medical Services.
GOTC is committed to creating a world-class First Responder’s museum and learning center while working to preserve, conserve, display, and share a collection of artifacts reflecting the history of the city it serves.