During the 2016 AAUW Home Tour, visitors saw the completed Amador City firehouse museum and the 1939 Dodge fire truck. This year, visitors will tour the Sutter Creek firehouse that was built in 1934 and actively used until just a few years ago. In the front of the building, visitors will see the work being done to recreate the first firetruck, a 1924 Dodge pickup truck that was converted by local mechanics for firefighting. Future plans for the Fire Museum include a recreated 1930s auto workshop to display the firetruck and the Sutter Creek Fire history including artifacts. Also, plans are that this location will be developed into the main Amador County fire museum.
Preserving the fire history of Amador County started in 2005 when the Sutter Creek Fire District (SCFD) and the Sutter Creek Volunteer Fire Department (SCVFD) decided to begin the Fire History Projects to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the Sutter Creek Fire District. The purpose of these projects is to research, preserve, recreate and display the local fire departments history and make the results available as a tourist attraction for the county. The Fire History Project initially began with the histories of fire service organization in Amador City and Sutter Creek. The first big project of the collaboration was the rehabbing and reequipping of Amador City’s 1939 Dodge fire truck and displaying it in the old firehouse, now a museum. These hard working volunteers who have enriched our fire history will be available to answer question on Tour day at the old Sutter Creek Firehouse, now a museum.