SF firefighters compete in firehouse holiday lights competition

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Thursday, December 23, 2021
SFFD firehouses lit up for holiday decorating competition
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Twelve of San Francisco's 34 stations are lit up for a holiday lighting contest.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- San Francisco firefighters were given the challenge to decorate the city's firehouses and they have not disappointed.

Twelve of the city's 34 stations entered a decorating contest. The defending champion is Station 38 on California Street. A strong contender this year is the station on 25th street in the Mission - complete with a Santa, brightly colored lights, and fake snow.

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The competition was a tradition in SF until it stopped in the early 1950s, but it was brought back last year to bring joy and light amid the pandemic.

There is $6,000 in prize money up for grabs that will go to charities of the winners' choice. First place wins $3,000, second wins $2,000 and $1,000 goes to third. The money comes from the firefighters' credit union.