Sacramento Fire Department GALA!!

03/26/2009 - 6:00pm
03/26/2009 - 10:00pm

We’re sorry. Online registration for this event is now closed. Please call Sharon Palmer at events!, 916.606.5360 until 9:00 pm Wednesday evening for tickets at $50.00 each. Registration onsite is welcome, and tickets can be purchased at the door

You Are Cordially Invited To Celebrate

The 158th Birthday of the Oldest Fire Department In the West



Registration Deadline: March 20, 2009

Space is Limited, Register Early


Strolling Dinner – Desserts - Silent Auction - No-host Bar

Complimentary Portrait - Live Music - Historical Displays


When: Thursday, March 26, 2009

Where: Masonic Temple, 1123 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Time: 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Dress: Black Tie or Class A uniform

Ticket: $100

Sponsorships Available (.PDF Below)

Hotel information: link to website

Tuxedo: $30 Rental Discount available at Men’s Wearhouse (.PDF Below)

Questions: 916-739-8522

The Sacramento Fire Department began as a volunteer department on February 5, 1850, one year after the City of Sacramento was incorporated. It is the first volunteer fire department in the western United States. On September 15, 1872 Sacramento City formed Engine Companies 1 and 2. Engine 1 was located on 2nd Street between K and L Streets (site of the Fire House Restaurant today), and Engine 2 at 10th Street between I and J Streets (presently marked by a historical plaque).

On October 1, 1872 the Sacramento Fire Department was established as a paid fire department. During the late 1800’s and early 1900’s the Fire Department added Engine 3 (on 19th Street between L and M) and Engine 4 (on 26th Street between L and M) and Engine 5 (on 9th Street between U and V).