Arvada Station 3

Station 3 – Kipling Heights

Keith Kahler Photo ©

Fire Station 3 (Station 53) is located at 7300 Kipling St. and opened in 2022.

Nate Siebert Photo ©

Nate Siebert Photo ©

Keith Kahler Photo ©

Rick Luebke Photo ©

When the old Station 3 was being demolished, the “3” was saved and integrated into the new station’s outside wall, maintaining a piece of history.

Nate Siebert Photo ©

Nate Siebert Photo ©

Nate Siebert Photo ©

Nate Siebert Photo ©

ENGINE 53

Nate Siebert Photo ©

(E-0014) 2020 Pierce Velocity (35152) with a 1,500 GPM Pierce PUC pump, 750-gallon water tank, and 30-gallon foam cell. (Husky).

Engine 53 was temporarily located at Station 56 while the new Station 53 was being rebuilt.

Jim Schaefer Memorial

Nate Siebert Photo ©

The memorial is located inside Station 3 for Lieutenant Jim Schaefer (676). Jim passed away on September 10th, 2017, after a year-long battle with liver and pancreatic cancer. Jim served 20 years with the department, and as a lieutenant at Station 3. 

Nate Siebert Photo ©

Rick Luebke Photo ©

Rick Luebke Photo ©

Rick Luebke Photo ©

Keith Kahler Photo ©

Rick Luebke Photo ©

Rick Luebke Photo ©

Keith Kahler Photo ©

Station 3 Historical Photos

Station 3

Michael Block Photo ©

Fire Station 3 (Station 53) was located at 7300 Kipling St. in the Kipling Heights area. The site was purchased by the district on November 10th, 1956, constructed in 1962, and placed into service with a dedication in 1963. This station was remodeled in 2009 and the full station was replaced in 2020 with a scheduled opening in 2022. The department held a remembrance ceremony in 2020, more here: Arvada Fire Station 3 Remembered

Rick Luebke Photo ©

Shown here in 2004.

Rick Luebke Photo ©

Shown here in 2009.

Rick Luebke Photo ©

Shown here in 2019.

Rick Luebke Photo ©

Rick Luebke Photo ©

Rick Luebke Photo ©

Keith Kahler Photo ©

Shown here in October of 2020 before the construction.

Keith Kahler Photo ©

Keith Kahler Photo ©

Shown here in December of 2020.

Keith Kahler Photo ©

Keith Kahler Photo ©

Rick Luebke Photo ©

Shown here in January of 2021.

The Arvada Fire Protection District broke ground on January 16th, 2021, more here: Arvada Station 3 Groundbreaking

Keith Kahler Photo ©

Shown here during construction February of 2021.

Keith Kahler Photo ©

Keith Kahler Photo ©

Keith Kahler Photo ©

Shown here during construction June of 2021.

Keith Kahler Photo ©

Keith Kahler Photo ©

Keith Kahler Photo ©

Keith Kahler Photo ©

Shown here during construction August of 2021.

Keith Kahler Photo ©

Rick Luebke Photo ©

Shown in November of 2021.

Keith Kahler Photo ©

Shown in February of 2022.

Keith Kahler Photo ©

ENGINE 3

Shaun Ryan Photo ©

1974 American LaFrance (C-12-3937) 1000 gpm pump and 1000 gallon water tank.

SQUAD 3

Shaun Ryan Photo ©

1984 Chevy C70 4×4 / Can-Am (SE-536) 500 gpm pump and 500 gallon water tank.

Rick Davis Photo ©

COMMAND 4

Rick Luebke Photo ©

SQUAD 3

Michael Block Photo ©

Dodge Ram 4×4.

PUMPER No. 3

Rick Davis Photo ©

1995 Pierce Dash 1250 gpm pump (Waterous) and 500 gallon water tank with 20 gallons of foam (FoamPro), also ran as Engine 3, Pumper 2 and Engine 2. Became Golden Gate Fire Protection District (Colorado) Engine 83.

Rick Luebke Photo ©

Shown here with the newer logo and blue stripe.

Michael Block Photo ©

Rick Luebke Photo ©

Shown here running as Engine 2.

BRUSH 3

Rick Luebke Photo ©

(A04579) 2001 Ford F-550 4×4 Super Duty 250 gallon water tank with department built compartments, also ran as Brush 4, Squad 6 and Brush 53.

Rick Luebke Photo ©

Shown here running as Brush 53.

BRUSH 53

Rick Luebke Photo ©

(BR-0002) Dodge Ram 4×4.

ENGINE 3

Rick Luebke Photo ©

(E-0008) 2006 Pierce Contender (19775) with a 1,500 GPM pump (Waterous), 750-gallon water tank, and 20-gallon foam cell. Reassigned as a Reserve Engine. Engine 3 served as the dedicated RIT (Rapid Intervention Team) on structure fires within the District, Engine 56 for a short time, and later served as Engine 53.

Dennis Maag Photo ©

Rick Luebke Photo ©

Rick Luebke Photo ©

Rick Luebke Photo ©

Rick Luebke Photo ©

Rick Luebke Photo ©

Rick Luebke Photo ©

Shown here running as Engine 53 (E-0008), also ran as Engine 56 for a short time. Engine 53 mascot is “The Hose Apes”. Engine 53 also ran out of Station 56 as the new station was being rebuilt in 2021. Engine 53 was also replaced in 2021 with a new Pierce engine.

Rick Luebke Photo ©

Rick Luebke Photo ©

Rick Luebke Photo ©

MEDIC 53

Rick Luebke Photo ©

2012 Ford F-450 4×4 / MedTec, sold and is currently Kindred Area Ambulance Service in North Dakota.

Rick Luebke Photo ©

Rick Luebke Photo ©

Rick Luebke Photo ©

Rick Luebke Photo ©

Rick Luebke Photo ©

Rick Luebke Photo ©

Jim Schaefer Memorial

Keith Kahler Photo ©

The memorial was located at the old Station 3 for Lieutenant Jim Schaefer (676). Jim passed away on September 10th, 2017, after a year-long battle with liver and pancreatic cancer. Jim served 20 years with the department, and as a lieutenant at Station 3.  The new Station 3 also has honored Jim with his memorial.

Keith Kahler Photo ©

Keith Kahler Photo ©

Keith Kahler Photo ©

Keith Kahler Photo ©

ENGINE 53

Cameron Sagers Photo ©

(E-0014) 2020 Pierce Velocity (35152) with a 1,500 GPM Pierce PUC pump, 750-gallon water tank, and 30-gallon foam cell. (Husky). Engine 53 was temporarily located at Station 56 while the new Station 53 was being rebuilt. Pictured with the old logo.

Cameron Sagers Photo ©

Cameron Sagers Photo ©

Cameron Sagers Photo ©

Cameron Sagers Photo ©