Schedule Of Events

As the San Francisco Fire Department continues to commemorate its 150th year, I am humbled and honored to celebrate with the men and women who put their lives on the line every day to protect San Francisco.

The Department is marking this extraordinary milestone in the City’s history by renewing our commitment to serve and protect all San Franciscans and visitors, and with a keen eye toward the future as we look ahead to a Department that is evolving every day. With that in mind, I wanted to provide an update of the events remaining through the end of the year.

August 23rd: 3pm to 5pm at Washington Square Park – A First Responders Volunteer Event will be held. This event will include an antique fire apparatus and history display, as well as an opportunity to educate the public on our NERT Program.

September 11th: At 6:45 a.m., all Stations will participate in a remembrance ceremony for the Emergency Responders and civilians who perished in the tragic events of September 11, 2001. At the same time, a remembrance ceremony and an unveiling of a remnant from the World Trade Center will be held at the Public Safety Building. At 10:30 a.m., the annual Police/Fire Mass at St.Monica’s Church, Geary Boulevard, will be held to remember all public safety personnel who lost their lives in the line of duty.

September 24th and 25th: 150th Anniversary Parade & Historical Exhibition. A Civic Celebration to take place at Fisherman’s Wharf on the waterfront between Pier 39 an Pier 45.

Sept 24th:

10am – 150th Anniversary Grand Parade

12pm – Opening Ceremonies

12:30pm to 4pm – See antique fire engine displays, live demonstrations of horse drawn fire companies from the 1890’s and early 1900’s.

Sept. 25th: 10am to 3pm – Bring the whole family down to check out antique fire apparatus, horse drawn fire engines, and much more family fun at Fisherman’s Wharf on the waterfront between Pier 39 an Pier 45..


October 9th to 15th: Fire Prevention Week, including a Fire Station Open House on Saturday, October 15. This is an opportunity for the public to visit a local fire station and learn how best to prevent a fire in the home or work place.

October 17th: The Commissioning of the SFFD’s new Fireboat. The event will officially name the Department’s new state-of-the-art Fireboat with a Commissioning Ceremony. Details to follow.

November 5th and 6th: SFFD Film Festival. A organized, extended presentation of films with a “fire” theme, this event will be held at the San Francisco Public Library and will be free and open to the public however, attendees will need to register online to attend, registration will open two weeks in advance of November 5th.

December 3rd: A day of celebration for both active members on and off-duty, Chief Hayes-White will have a special delivery made to each Station throughout the City for members.

The 150th Anniversary of SFFD is an opportunity that will be celebrated both in recounting the SFFD’s storied and proud past, while also focusing on the future of the world’s finest Fire Department. I look forward to celebrating with all members and the public we serve.

Joanne Hayes-White
Chief of Department

SFFD 150th Parade & Exhibition Schedule of Events Flyer
SFFD 150th Parade Route
SFFD 150th Parade Call for Volunteers

This year of celebration is made possible by our generous sponsors listed below: