Arvada Station 3
Station 3 – Kipling Heights
Fire Station 3 is located at 7300 Kipling St. and opened in 2022.
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.
(E-0014) 2020 Pierce Velocity (35152) 1500 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
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.
Station 3 Historical Photos
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
Shown here in 2004.
Shown here in 2009.
Shown here in 2019.
Shown here in October of 2020 before the construction.
Shown here in December of 2020.
Shown here in January of 2021.
The Arvada Fire Protection District broke ground on January 16th, 2021, more here: Arvada Station 3 Groundbreaking
Shown here during construction February of 2021.
Shown here during construction June of 2021.
Shown here during construction August of 2021.
Shown in November of 2021.
Shown in February of 2022.
1974 American LaFrance (C-12-3937) 1000 GPM pump and 1000 gallon water tank.
1984 Chevy C70 4×4 / Can-Am (SE-536) 500 GPM pump and 500 gallon water tank.
Dodge Ram 4×4.
PUMPER No. 3
1995 Pierce Dash 1250 GPM pump (Waterous), 500 gallon water tank and 20 gallons of foam (FoamPro), also ran as Engine 3, Pumper 2 and Engine 2. Became Golden Gate Fire Protection District (Colorado) Engine 83.
Shown here with the newer logo and blue stripe.
Shown here running as Engine 2.
(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.
Shown here running as Brush 53.
(BR-0002) Dodge Ram 4×4.
(E-0008) 2006 Pierce Contender (19775) 1500 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.
Shown here running as Engine 53 (E-0008), and 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.
2012 Ford F-450 4×4 / MedTec. Sold and became Kindred Area Ambulance Service in North Dakota.
Jim Schaefer Memorial
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.
(E-0014) 2020 Pierce Velocity (35152) 1500 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.