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Name Fire Departments - Burlingame
Number of Photo records 22

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Image of 2015.001.00106 - Santa on Firetruck Driving in Burlingame, 1948

2015.001.00106 - Santa on Firetruck Driving in Burlingame, 1948

Santa on Firetruck Driving in Burlingame, 1948. Black and white negative shows a man dressed as Santa Claus standing on the back of an antique fire truck that is being driven down a Burlingame residential street. Santa Claus is holding on to a spooled fire hose with one hand and waving with the other. There are four other individuals in firemen's uniforms on the truck - one driving, two standing on the running boards on either side of the truck, and one person standing at the back of the truck behind Santa. At center left, a boy riding on a bicycle trails behind the fire truck. Along the side of the truck's hood is written "BURLINGAME FIRE DEPARTMENT" and on the front of the hood there is a c

Image of 2015.001.00291 - Burlingame Fire Department Equipment, 1949

2015.001.00291 - Burlingame Fire Department Equipment, 1949

Burlingame Fire Department Equipment, 1949. Black and white negative of a Burlingame Fire Department fire engine parked on the side of a road. The wheels on the right-hand side of the engine are up on the sidewalk. The fire engine has an open cab with a high windshield. There is a bell on front right-hand side. The front right-hand side reads, "BURLINGAME F.D." with the number 2 inside a shield. There is a large row of eucalyptus trees and several telephone poles in the background. See also series 2015.0001.00403-1.

Image of 2015.001.00356.1 - Burlingame Fire Department Equipment and Staff, 1948

2015.001.00356.1 - Burlingame Fire Department Equipment and Staff, 1948

Burlingame Fire Department Equipment and Staff, 1948. Black and white negative shows the Burlingame Fire Department staff posing for a group photograph with new equipment. The group stands in an area of North Burlingame with the undeveloped Mills Estate Hills in the background. Twenty-one Fire Department staff members stand in front of or on a fire engine. Some of the staff are in uniforms, and the others wear suits. There are two large hoses leading to the fire engine from outside the frame at lower left. On the right, the end of another vehicle is visible. Part of a series.

Image of 2015.001.00376.4 - Burlingame Fire Department Volunteers, 1951

2015.001.00376.4 - Burlingame Fire Department Volunteers, 1951

Burlingame Fire Department Volunteers, 1951. Black and white negative shows approximately eighteen volunteer firefighters from the Burlingame Fire Department putting out a fire in Burlingame, California. Some of the volunteers wear firefighter jackets and helmets and others wear civilian clothes. Three of the firefighters with their backs turned to the camera have lettering on their jackets. The firefighter on the far left has the number "23" as well as an illegible marking on the back of his helmet. Next to him is another firefighter in lighter colored pants whose jacket says "GF L." To the right, another firefighter has the name "Gene J" on his jacket and a number "31" above it. He also wea

Image of 2015.001.00403.4 - Burlingame Fire Equipment, 1949

2015.001.00403.4 - Burlingame Fire Equipment, 1949

Burlingame Fire Equipment, 1949. Black and white negative of a fire engine in front of a building with a fire escape. The fire engine has a closed cabin and an open back. On the back there is a hose on a spool. The fire engine is facing left with the left side visible. On the side of the engine are two large hoses and a large axe. On the door of the truck there is a small seal with an eagle. Part of a series of 6.

Image of 2015.001.00442 - Burlingame Clean-Up Days, 1949

2015.001.00442 - Burlingame Clean-Up Days, 1949

Burlingame Clean-Up Days, 1949. Black and white negative of fire department personnel hanging signs for Burlingame's Clean-Up Days on the corner of Broadway and California Drive in Burlingame, California. Two Fire Department personnel on ladders are stapling a broom and a mop to a poster on a lamppost. One of the men is on a free standing ladder and the other is on the ladder of a truck. The poster reads, "IT'S / CLEAN-UP / TIME / IN / BURLINGAME / MAY / 15-21." The poster also shows a cartoon image of a figure carrying a large wooden barrel full of junk. Below the firefighter on the left is a street sign for California Drive and another street whose sign is facing away from the ca

Image of 2015.001.00510 - Burlingame Girl Scout Troop on Fire Truck at Burlingame Fire Department, 1948

2015.001.00510 - Burlingame Girl Scout Troop on Fire Truck at Burlingame Fire Department, 1948

Burlingame Girl Scout Troop on Fire Truck at Burlingame Fire Department, 1948. Black and white negative shows a Burlingame Girl Scout troop posing for a group photograph with a Burlingame fire truck in front of the Burlingame Fire Station on California Drive. This image shows approximately 27 Girl Scouts in uniform standing or sitting on a fire truck that is parked on the street in front of the two story Burlingame Fire Station.

Image of 2015.001.00529.1 - Dedication of Burlingame Fire Station No. 2, 1949

2015.001.00529.1 - Dedication of Burlingame Fire Station No. 2, 1949

Dedication of Burlingame Fire Station No. 2, 1949. Black and white negative shows the dedication of Burlingame's new Fire Station No. 2 on Hillside Drive. This image shows six firefighters standing in front of three fire trucks. There are two firefighters standing in front of each truck. Behind them is the newly dedicated station with the words "BURLINGAME FIRE STATION / NO. 2" above the two garage doors. Hillside Drive appears in the foreground of the image extending from center left to lower right. Part of a series of 2.

Image of 2015.001.00303.1 - Pump House Located Near Bayswater and Victoria Roads in Burlingame, 1948

2015.001.00303.1 - Pump House Located Near Bayswater and Victoria Roads in Burlingame, 1948

Pump House Located Near Bayswater and Victoria Roads in Burlingame, 1948. Black and white negative shows a pumping station, or "pump house" that is a two story wooden structure with a wide base that narrows as it reaches the top. On the top of the pump house is a round metal tank with a metal railing around it. There is a door at the base of the pump house. The upper portion of the structure is on fire and a plume of smoke rises in the upper right portion of the image. It appears that there was a smaller building attached to the pump house that has burned down to its frame. There are four firefighters holding two hoses. One sprays water through the door at the base of the pump house, and the

Image of 2015.001.00356.2 - Burlingame Fire Department Staff with New Fire Engine, 1948

2015.001.00356.2 - Burlingame Fire Department Staff with New Fire Engine, 1948

Burlingame Fire Department Staff with New Fire Engine, 1948. Black and white negative shows the Burlingame Fire Department posing for a group photograph in front of their new fire engine on the corner of Palm and California Drive. There are sixteen firefighters sitting in the back of the fire engine. There are another ten firefighters standing in front of the fire engine. Some of the firefighters are wearing uniforms but most are wearing civilian clothes. The fire engine is parked on a residential street in front of a house. Part of a series of 2.

Image of 2015.001.00403.2 - Burlingame Fire Chief's Car, 1949

2015.001.00403.2 - Burlingame Fire Chief's Car, 1949

Burlingame Fire Chief's Car, 1949. Black and white negative of the Burlingame Fire Chief's car in front of the training and hose tower at the Burlingame Fire Station on California Drive in Burlingame, California. The car is a Pontiac Silver Streak. The front door reads, "Fire Chief / City of Burlingame." Between these two lines of text is a seal with an eagle. A fire escape is visible on the exterior of the building behind the automobile in the background of the image. Part of a series of 6.

Image of 2015.001.00403.3 - Burlingame Fire Department Fire Truck, 1949

2015.001.00403.3 - Burlingame Fire Department Fire Truck, 1949

Burlingame Fire Department Fire Truck, 1949. Black and white negative shows a fire truck in front of the training and hose tower at the Burlingame Fire Station on California Drive in Burlingame, California. The vehicle has an open cabin and an open frame in the back for carrying ladders. It is decorated ornately in some areas. On the hood of the truck is the word "BURLINGAME," and underneath that text is a number "1" inside a circle. Part of a series of 6.

Image of 2015.001.00521.1 - Burlingame Firefighter Extinguishing a Fire, 1949

2015.001.00521.1 - Burlingame Firefighter Extinguishing a Fire, 1949

Burlingame Firefighter Extinguishing a Fire, 1949. Black and white negative shows a Burlingame firefighter at lower left, who holds a hose that sprays water up towards the ceiling of a burnt and charred building at upper right. He wears a helmet with an illegible number on it. Part of a series of 2.

Image of 2015.001.00521.2 - Burlingame Assistant Fire Chief at Scene of a Fire, November 1949

2015.001.00521.2 - Burlingame Assistant Fire Chief at Scene of a Fire, November 1949

Burlingame Assistant Fire Chief at Scene of a Fire, November 1949. Black and white negative shows the Burlingame Assistant Fire Chief at the scene of a fire. He wears a heavy-duty firefighters jacket and a white helmet that reads, "ASST CHIEF BFD." Another firefighter, whose face is out of the image's frame at left, wears a similar jacket and stands next to the assistant chief. The firefighters are in a fire-damaged building. Part of a series of 2.

Image of 2015.001.00529.2 - Mayor Dan Love Unveils Dedication Plaque for Fire Station No. 2 in Burlingame, July 1950

2015.001.00529.2 - Mayor Dan Love Unveils Dedication Plaque for Fire Station No. 2 in Burlingame, July 1950

Mayor Dan Love Unveils Dedication Plaque for Fire Station No. 2 in Burlingame, July 1950. Black and white negative shows Mayor Dan Love unveiling the dedication plaque for Fire Station No. 2 on Hillside Drive in Burlingame, California. The image shows a group of men wearing suits that stand at the front entrance of a building. Mayor Dan Love appears in profile at left pulling on a cord that lifts a set of small curtains covering a plaque that is attached to the front of the building. The unveiled plaque reads, "[BUR]LINGA[ME] / FIRE STATION NUMBER 2 / ERECTED JULY 30, 1950." Text on the lower portion of the plaque lists Mayor Dan Love and several city councilmembers: H. Kent Atwater, Alla

Image of 2015.001.00258 - Burlingame Firefighter in Dress Uniform on Firetruck, 1948

2015.001.00258 - Burlingame Firefighter in Dress Uniform on Firetruck, 1948

Burlingame Firefighter in Dress Uniform on Fire Truck, 1948. Black and white negative shows a Burlingame firefighter in dress uniform seated on a parked fire truck.The firefighter is sitting on a tool box near the driver's seat, with one foot on the running board and the other on the ground. Photographer Norton Pearl notes that this photograph of a ladder truck was taken in the Burlingame fire station.

Image of 2015.001.00403.1 - Burlingame Fire Engine Squad 1, 1949

2015.001.00403.1 - Burlingame Fire Engine Squad 1, 1949

Burlingame Fire Engine Squad 1, 1949. Black and white negative of the Burlingame Fire Engine "SQUAD / 1" in front of the Training and Hose Tower on California Drive in Burlingame, California. The Engine has an open cabin with a pair of lights and a hose mounted on top of the back of the vehicle. Along the side of the hood is the word "BURLINGAME." A fire escape is visible on the exterior of the building behind the fire engine in the background of the image. Part of a series of 6.