Station 1 – Olde Town
Fire Station 1 (Station 51) is located at 7900 West 57th Ave. in the Olde Town Arvada. Built in 1952 and opened in 1953. Station 1 protects the southeast area of Arvada and northeast Wheat Ridge, north of Clear Creek protecting the oldest part of Arvada, two railroad lines, Gold Line light rail line & station, and the I-70 & I-76 interchange. This station is scheduled for a replacement in the next ten years.
(E-0011) 2012 Pierce Saber (25506) with a 1,500 GPM pump (Waterous), 750-gallon water tank, and 30-gallon foam cell.
(A-0014) 2020 Ram 5500 SLT 4×4 / MedTec (25261-?) / Fire Trucks Unlimited Remount (1993).
Station 1 Historical Photos
Fire Station 1 is located at 7900 West 57th Ave. in the Olde Town. The site for the station was purchased by the district in 1951, construction started in 1952 and opened in 1953. In 1964 the full station was torn down and replaced with a 2-story garden level building. March of 1967 the east bay with the hose tower was added. In 1999, a renovation to the garden level of the building was made so that the station could house career firefighters.
Shown here in 2004.
Shown here in 2009.
ENGINE No. 1
Arvada’s first motorized fire engine was this 1923 Dodge / Graham Brothers. Purchased and modified from the Julius Pearce Fire Supply Company in Denver in 1924, and added a chemical engine. The original chemical tanks were sold in 1942 and the truck remained in service as a hose wagon at Station 1 until 1968, nicknamed “Old Dodge”.
PUMPER No. 1
Seagrave (Parade Pumper).
1965 Ford C850 / General Safety (23659) 750 gpm pump with 400 gallon water tank, also ran as Reserve Engine 4
1971 Mack CF (CF611F10-1371) 1000 gpm pump with 300 gallon water tank, also ran as Pumper 1 & Engine 1.
Shown here as Pumper 1.
1980 Mack CF (CF686F12-1386) 55′ TeleSqurt 1250 gpm pump with 500 gallon water tank, also ran as Squrt 1.
Shown here running as Squrt 1.
Shown here as Squirt 1, and with the newer logo and stripe.
1976 Ford F-700 4×4 / Super Vac (SVI).
1984 Chevy C70 4×4 / Can-Am (SE-586) 500 gpm pump with 500 gallon water tank.
PUMPER No. 1
(E8387) 1994 Pierce Dash 1250 gpm pump, 500 gallon water tank with 20 gallons of foam (FoamPro), also ran as Engine 1.
Shown here with the newer logo and blue stripe.
Shown here running as Engine 1.
1997 Dodge Ram 3500 4×4 75 gpm pump with 250 gallon water tank, also ran as Brush 7.
2003 American LaFrance Eagle 1500 gpm pump, 500 gallon water tank with foam.
(E-0004) 1997 Pierce Dash (ED227) 1500 gpm pump (Waterous), 750-gallon water tank and 20 gallon foam cell. Also ran as Engine 2 and Engine 5, then ran as a training engine and reserve engine. Became Howard Volunteer Fire Department (Colorado) Engine in 2022.
(Medic 1) 2012 Ford F-450 4×4 / MedTec (25261-?)
(A-0007) 2015 Ford F-450 4×4 / Lifeline Paraliner (379015)