The Heart of the Gold Country
Sutter Creek Fire History Projects
The Sutter Creek Fire Department History Project is restoring and recreating vintage fire equipment used in the Mother Lode for the last 150-plus years.
The Sutter Creek Fire History Projects were started in 2005 by the Sutter Creek Fire District (SCFD) and the Sutter Creek Volunteer Fire Department (SCVFD) to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the Sutter Creek Fire District. The initial project was to research and develop a written/graphic history of the organizations’ service to Sutter Creek and Amador County.
The SCFD/SCVFD has rebuilt and displayed several pieces of vintage fire fighting equipment. The Amador City 1939 Dodge fire truck has been rehabbed and re-equipped and is on display in the old Amador City firehouse,developed as a fire museum. The first Sutter Creek fire bell has been relocated to the Sutter Creek Main Fire Station and identified with an historic marker.
A Broadsheet History, created in 2006 showcases highlights of the Sutter Creek Fire Department & Fire District history. It is downloadable from this link: http://suttercreekfirehistory.org/projects/broadsheet-history/.
The projects focus on the volunteer aspects of the local fire department organizations that bound the members together, the social aspects of the groups and their service to the community.
The Sutter Creek Fire History Projects research, preserve, recreate and display the local fire and fire department history, and also act as tourist attractions for Sutter Creek and Amador County as a whole. The project focuses on the volunteer aspects of the local fire department organizations that bound the members together, the social aspects of the groups and their service to the community.
Sutter Creek, CA 95685