Station 6 – Auraria
(District 2) Fire Station 6 is located downtown at 1300 Blake St. The first due area consists of many high rise commercial, multiple dwellings, Confluence Park, Little Raven, Pepsi Center, Metro State College campus and Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park.
Pierce Velocity 500 gallon water tank / 1500 gpm pump.
2008 Kenworth T300 / Pierce walk-in rescue, cross staffed by Engine 6, and is the former as Decon 9.
HAZ-MAT RESCUE UTILITY
(S62) The Air Shovel (Vacuum Excavation Trailer) is towed by Hamer 3. The Vacuum Excavation Air Shovel provides a powerful & versatility for potholing, trenching & other hydro-excavation tasks. It is a vacuum only unit for pumping escaped drilling fluids, or with on-board high pressure water for trenching, tunneling and more. This unit is a trailer mounted model.
Station 6 Historical Photos
Station 6’s history dates back to the volunteer companies in the 1860’s. Station 6 officially opened on the lower level of City Hall on May 1, 1883 at 14th Street between Lawrence and Larimer. City Hall housed a 3,600 lb bell that was forged from a Spanish American war cannon captured at the Battle of Vera Cruz (forged in 1847). The bell from the Central Station was used to signal box alarms in the city. On November 30, 1901 an arsonist set fire to City Hall which collapsed the bell tower and caused significant damage. The firehouse returned to service after repairs were made, and since the Gamewell system was now transmitting box alarms to individual firehouse gongs, the bell tower was not replaced.
Fire Station 6 shown here at the current location at Blake St & Speer Blvd.
Shown here in 1974.
Station 6 shown here with Hamer 3, Rescue Squad 1, Hamer 2, Hamer 1 & Rescue Squad 8.
Shown here in 2005 with the white bay doors.
ENGINE No. 6
1920’s American LaFrance.
SQUAD No. 4
ENGINE No. 6
TRUCK No. 6
1951 American LaFrance 300 gallon water tank / 1000 gpm pump.
RESERVE ENGINE 6
1960 Seagrave 300 gallon water tank / 750 gpm pump.
1967 Seagrave 100′ mid-mount aerial ladder.
Engine 6 (E-64) 1984 Seagrave (HB-40DC / R-79404) 500 gallon water tank / 1250 gpm pump.
RESCUE SQUAD 1
Rescue Squad 1 (R-03) 1983 Mack (R686FC-1031) / SVI, also ran out of Station 1 and Station 11.
Shown here in 1992 with a new box.
Hammer 2 (S-48) 1977 Ford F-350 / Jacobs.
Hammer 3 (S-46) 1970 Ford F600 / Anthony.
Hamer 3 (S-05) 1985 International S1900 / Galion (Spill Control).
1996 E-One Hush.
Shown here without the gold stripe.
(Haz-Mat) Pierce Enforcer, currently running out of Station 9.
1992 Seagrave 500 gallon water tank / 1250 gpm pump.
2002 Pierce Enforcer 500 gallon water tank / 1500 gpm pump.
(Haz-Mat) 2008 Pierce Velocity walk-in rescue, currently running as a Reserve Rescue.