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Engine Company No. 44
San Francisco Fire Department

Organized:  1912

Location:  Noe Valley, Eureka Valley

1912   Assigned to quarters at 3816 - 22nd Street, the former quarters of Chemical Engine Co. No. 11
1918   August 15th, company disbanded
1922   Company reorganized at 3816 - 22nd Street as a Hose Company only
1928   Company converted from a Hose Company to an Engine Company

Location:  Sunset

1958   April 16th, relocated to the quarters of Truck Co. No. 18, 1935 - 32nd Avenue

Location:  Visitation Valley, Little Hollywood, Bayview and Portola

1973   September 28th, relocated to the former quarters of Engine Co. No. 18, 1298 Girard Street
1995   February 3rd, relocated to the quarters of Engine Co. No. 42, 2430 San Bruno Avenue, for the earthquake retrofitting of the firehouse
1996   September 19th, returned to new quarters at 1298 Girard Street

Apparatus: Horse Drawn

1912 - 1914
            A LaFrance, 4th-size, double, 600 GPM, Steam Engine

1914 -1918
            An American LaFrance Metropolitan 3rd-size Steam Engine

Apparatus: Motorized

1916 - August 1918   During this period the company ran as a Hose Company only
CW-19   1916 American LaFrance Type-12 Hose Wagon with a 35 gallon chemical tank
Registration #1422
Engine: American LaFrance, motor #703, 6- cylinder, 100 HP
Delivery Date: December 23, 1916

August 1918 - 1922   Company disbanded

1922 - 1928   During this period the company ran as a Hose Company only
CW-19   1916 American LaFrance Type-12 Hose Wagon with 35 gallon chemical tank
Registration #1422
Engine: American LaFrance 6- cylinder, 100 HP, motor #703
Delivery Date: December 23, 1916

1928 - 1950
C-37    1921 American La France Type 12 double combination engine & hose wagon, chain-drive
Registration #3602
Pump: American LaFrance 750 GPM rotary gear
Engine: American LaFrance, motor #2125, 6-cylinder, 100 HP

1950 - 1952
C-53    1928 American LaFrance "155" Series, Type 155 double combination engine & hose wagon, worm gear drive; pneumatic tires
Registration #6339
Pump: American LaFrance 1000 GPM rotary gear
Engine: American LaFrance, motor #B-4461, 6-cylinder, 140 HP

1952 - May 3, 1961
C-79    1942 Seagrave double combination engine & hose wagon, open cab with doors
Registration #B-3625
Pump: Seagrave 1000 GPM 2-stage centrifugal
Engine: Seagrave V-12, 240 HP
Manufacture Date: 1942

May 3, 1961 - September 28, 1973
TC-5    1958 American LaFrance "800" Series triple combination engine, with a 400-gallon tank and 2 booster reels; open cab with jump seats
Registration #385
Pump: American LaFrance "Centraflow" 1000 GPM 2-stage centrifugal
Engine: Continental V-8, 300 HP
1970: Shop number changed to 505

September 28, 1973 - 1977
TC-29  1962 American LaFrance "900" Series triple combination engine with a 400-gallon tank and 2 booster reels; open cab with jump seats
Registration #8-2-8671
Pump: American LaFrance "Centraflow" 1000 GPM 2-stage centrifugal
Engine: Continental; 6-cylinder, 330
1970: Shop number changed to 529.

1977 - 1993
516      1976 American LaFrance "Century" 2000 Series triple combination engine with a 500-gallon tank and a single booster reel, closed cab with jump
TC-16              seats
Registration #334822
Pump: American LaFrance "Centraflow" 1250 GPM 2-stage centrifugal
Engine: Detroit Diesel 8V71, 350 HP

1993 - Present (November 2009)
506     1993 3-D Metals on a Spartan chassis triple combination engine, with a 500-gallon tank and a front-mounted 1-inch hose line, enclosed 4-door  cab
Pump: Hale 1500 GPM 2-stage centrifugal
Engine: Detroit Diesel Series 60, 450 HP

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