Golden Station 21

Station 21 – Downtown Golden

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Fire Station 21 (Administration) is located at 911 10th St. in downtown Golden. Originally built in 1960, demolish and rebuild on the existing site in 2007 and dedicated in 2008, staffed 24/7.

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ENGINE No. 21

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2017 Pierce Impel with 1500 gpm pump, 750 gallon water tank and 25 gallons of foam.

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Engine 21 shown here with a dedication on the side of the cab to Thomas D. Young. Tom joined the Golden Fire Department as a volunteer in 1982. In July 1990, Young was critically injured during the rescue of a downed hang glider pilot on Lookout Mountain. His injuries left him paralyzed from the neck down. Today, Young is the volunteer administrative Captain of the Department’s Media Services.

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TOWER No. 21

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1995 Pierce Lance (E-9458) 100′ rear-mount aerial platform with 2000 gpm pump and 200 gallon water tank.

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MEDIC 21

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2015 Ford F-450 4×4 XLT Super Duty (AMR).

MEDIC 22

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2015 Ford F-450 4×4 XLT Super Duty (AMR).

MEDIC 23

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Ford F-450 4×4 XLT Super Duty (AMR).

BRUSH 21

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2002 Ford F-550 4×4 / /Pierce / Front Range with 125 gpm pump, 400 gallon water tank and 20 gallons of foam, also ran as Brush 1.

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WATER RESCUE 21

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2015 Freightliner (M2-106) / Pierce (27798) (Heavy Duty Swift Water) HDR walk-in rescue, self contained walk-in with 4 personnel seating in the back, rehab & command unit. Water Rescue 21 is also used as an Incident Command, multiple scen lighting including a 7.5 feet light tower, rooftop storage and 2 inflatable boats on board.

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RESCUE BOAT

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Historical Photos

Excelsior Hose Company

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Central Fire Station located on 12th Street, Excelsior Hose / F.F.F. Hook & Ladder. On October 2nd 1872, interested citizens formed Golden Hook & Ladder Company, this was a fire company in name only, as the group had no equipment and in 1873 the membership split. Those who left the Golden Hook & Ladder Company formed a rival group: Rescue Hook and Ladder Company and purchased a used hook and ladder truck for $150 out of their own pockets.  In answer to this challenge, the Golden Hook & Ladder changed its name to the Excelsior Fire Company. The group continued its search for a hand fire engine, hose, and hose carriage. By 1874, they purchased a used engine known as the “Fire King” from the City of Omaha, Nebraska. By 1877, the two fire companies reorganized.  The Excelsior Fire Company became the Excelsior Hose Company.

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Everett Hose Company

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The Rescue Hook & Ladder Company became the Everett Hook & Ladder Company.

Loveland Hose Company

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Loveland Hose Company, organized in 1879, this hose company was an independent organization. At the end of 1879, all three companies, Excelsior, Everett & Loveland, joined together to establish the Golden Fire Department.

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Golden Station 1 Historical Photos

Station 1

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Fire Station 1 was shared with the Golden City Hall, photo was taken May of 1933. Shown here with Engine No. 2, and to the right is Engine No. 1, the 1929 Ford Model A / Barton, sold to Morrison Volunteer Fire Department in 1948 for $600 and ran as Engine No. 1.

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HOSE CARTS

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Station 1

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Station 1

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Fire Station 1 located at 911 10th St. in downtown Golden. Originally built in 1960, demolish and rebuild on the existing site in 2007.

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Shown here in 2004.

ENGINE No. 1

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1919, first motorized Engine.

ENGINE No. 1

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PUMPER No. 1

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1948 GMC / W.S. Darley Champion Pumper with 500 gpm pump and 200 gallon water tank.

Michael Block Photo ©

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Shown here restored to its original paint and equipment configuration. Prior to its complete restored, the paint, graphics and equipment were of a later vintage, help with the restored was also from the Coors Brewing Co. 

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RESCUE No. 1

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1958 Chevy

SNORKEL No. 1

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1974 Mack CF / Pierce 75′ with 1000 gpm pump.

Rick Davis Photo ©

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SQURT No. 1

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1989 Pierce Dash (E-4775) 50′ Telesqurt with 1250 gpm pump and 500 gallon water tank, currently Cozumel Fire Department in Mexico.

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PUMPER No. 1

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Ford C900 / Howe with 750 gpm pump and 500 gallon water tank, also ran as Pumper 2.

PUMPER No. 5

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1977 Seagrave (PB-26068 / G-73636) with 1500 gpm pump and 500 gallon water tank.

PUMPER No. 1

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Pierce with 500 gallon water tank.

RESCUE 3

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1990 Chevy Step Van (Water Rescue), fabrication by SuperVac.

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SCAT 1

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1981 Chevy C70 / E-One with 20 gpm pump and 500 gallon water tank, also ran as Fairmount Fire Protection District Squad 241.

RESCUE 1

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1990 Chevy 4×4.

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APPARATUS

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Golden Fire Department fleet of apparatus, taken in 1993.

RESCUE No. 21

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(Heavy Rescue) 1999 Pierce Saber (ED-402) walk-around, also ran as Rescue 1, Rescue 21 & Rescue 22 & Rescue 24. Retired in 2020

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PUMPER No. 1

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2005 Pierce Dash with 1500 gpm pump and 750 gallon water tank, also ran as Engine 21 and Reserve Engine 21.

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ENGINE No. 1

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2005 Pierce Dash (16838) with 1500 gpm pump, 750 gallon water tank and 20 gallons of foam, also ran as Pumper No. 1, Engine 21 and is currently running as Engine 23.

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MEDIC 131

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(AMR) Ford.

MEDIC 131

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(AMR) Ford, also ran as Medic 21.

MEDIC 132

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(AMR) Ford.

MEDIC 21

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(AMR) Ford, also ran as Medic 131.

MEDIC 21

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(AMR) Ford.

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RESCUE No. 21

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(Heavy Rescue) 1993 Pierce Saber (E-7972) walk-around, also ran as Rescue No. 2. Rescue 21 responds to all emergency medical calls, auto accidents in District 1 and first due for all calls in Clear Creek Canyon. Rescue 21 also responds to all structure fires for support to fill self-contained breathing apparatus air bottles, lighting, and other support as needed. Retired in 2020

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