Denver Station 2

Station 2 – Gateway

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(District 5) Fire Station 2 is located at 5300 Memphis St. and opened in 2004.

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DISTRICT CHIEF 5

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2018 Ford F-150 4×4 – Police Responder.

District Chief 5 covers Station 2, 14, 26, 27, 29, and 39.

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TRUCK 2

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(T63) 2021 Pierce Velocity (35303) with an Ascendant 107′ Rear-Mount Heavy-Duty Aerial Ladder, 1500 GPM Pierce PUC Pump, and a 300-gallon water tank.

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ENGINE 301

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2014 International 7400 4×4 / Pierce (27356) with 1000 GPM Darley JMP pump, 500-gallon water tank, and 30-gallon foam cell (Husky 3).

MOBILE AIR TRAILER 2

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(S45) Bauer Breathing Air Trailer. Former Englewood Fire Department (Colorado) Mobile Air Trailer.

Station 2 Historical Photos

Station 2

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The original Station 2 was opened on January 1, 1885 at 1000 W. Colfax Ave. and housed Hose Cart 2 which was replaced by a Silsby Steamer in 1888.

HOSE CART 2

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Station 2

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Fire Station 2 was located at 930 9th Street at Mariposa St. after the he original fire station was torn down, and this new two bay station opened on August 17, 1929. A Sutuz 4 cylinder combination hose, chemical & turret truck was in service initially. Then on December 1, 1929 Rescue Squad 2 was placed in service with a 1929 American LaFrance rescue and salvage truck. This station closed in 1975.

RESCUE SQUAD 2

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One of the first rescue squads in the department, a 1929 American LaFrance.

RESCUE SQUAD No. 2

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1949 Seagrave, a second Rescue & Salvage Company was also in service at the time, Rescue Squad 4. The city was split in half for Rescue coverage and Squad 2 responded to every rescue and working fire south of Downtown, while Squad 4 took the north side.

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Shown here in 1974 in the bay at Station 27 where it was being housed as a reserve.

ENGINE 2

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1964 Mack C with 1000 gpm pump and 300 gallon water tank.

SQUAD 2

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1965 Ford F-700 with body work by the DFD Shops. This unit later ran at Stapleton Airport as the Airport Rescue Squad.

RESCUE SQUAD 2

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1973 Mack CF600 / Gerstenslager. In 1975 Station 1 and 2 consolidated at the new station at 745 W. Colfax Ave. The “Big House” and was home Chief 2, Engine 2, Squirt 1, Truck 1. The Squad was re-designated as Rescue Squad 1 in 1976 and later moved to Station 8 as Rescue Squad 8.

ENGINE 2

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(E-48) 1974 Ward LaFrance (80-1060) with 1250 gpm pump and 500 gallon water tank. Also ran as Engine 30, Engine 11, and Engine 1.

UNDER WATER RECOVERY UNIT

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International / Step Van.

DISTRICT CHIEF 5

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2013 Ford Expedition.

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TRUCK 2

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(T52) 2009 Pierce Velocity (21249) 105′ rear-mount aerial quint with a 1000 GPM Waterous pump and 300-gallon water tank.

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