Station 1 – Lakewood
Fire Station 1 is located at 6401 W. 14th Ave. and built in 1975. Former Lakewood Fire Department (Colorado) Station 1. This is West Metro’s busiest station located one block off of Colfax Ave, known as the Colfax Corridor. This Station serves the areas of the northeast portion of Lakewood. Station 1 is bordered to the east by Sheridan Boulevard and extends north to 26th Avenue. This area includes part of the RTD light rail line, Lakewood Country Club, The Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, JCRS Isaac Solomon Synagogue and Colorado’s landmark restaurant Casa Bonita including the following areas of Edgewater, Glen Creighton, Grand View Acres, Kawanee Gardens, Lakewood Gardens, Norwood & Wheat Ridge. The originally Station 1 was located at 6885 W. Colfax Ave. and served as the Lakewood-Mountair Fire Department (Colorado) Station 1.
The bench is located on the eastside of the station, and was created by sculptor Austin Weishel and fabricator Tim Driscoll, both West Metro Firefighters, picked by former Station 1 captain Travis Hopwood to build the bench featuring custom bronze work. The bench is a collaboration between the City of Lakewood and West Metro Fire Rescue, with funding provided by the Neighborhood Participation Program and was dedicated on June 24th 2016.
(P74) 2017 Pierce Velocity (31309) 1250 GPM (Pierce PUC) pump, 500 gallon water tank and 25 gallon foam cell (Husky). Engine 1 is to be replaced late 2023 with a new Pierce engine.
(A59) 2022 Ford E-450 (30884) / Life Line Superliner (503422) Type 3.
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(A51) 2017 Ford E-450 / Life Line Superliner (422417SD) Type 3.
(Safety & Medical) (C-139) 2018 Ford F-150 4×4 XL – Special Service.
Station 1 Historical Photos
Fire Station 1 at the current located on 14th Ave. and built in 1975. The original Station 1 was located at 6885 W. W. Colfax Ave. & Pierce St. and was former site of the Lakewood-Mountair Fire Department (Colorado) Station 1 and Lakewood Fire Department (Colorado) Station 1.
Shown here in 2004.
Shown here in 2009.
Shown here in 2017.
Shown here in 2018.
Shown here in 2019.
Shown here in 2020 before the newer and updated design.
(P-21) 1991 KME Renegade 1250 GPM pump and 500 gallon water tank, twin to Engine 6 (P-22) & Engine 4 (P-23), also ran as Engine 5 and Engine 19 (Training).
Ford E-450 / Wheeled Coach.
(P54) 2005 Pierce Quantum (16503) 500 gallon water tank, also ran as Engine 13, Engine 14, Engine 8 and became a reserve engine.
(P43) 1999 Pierce Quantum (EC222) 1250 GPM pump, 500-gallon water tank and 25 gallon foam cell. Former Engine 4, Engine 13, Engine 14 & Engine 16, was the first Quantum purchased by West Metro and became a fleet reserve engine.
(A23) Ford E-450 / Life Line Superliner. Former Ambulance 4.
(A30) 2005 Ford E-450 / Life Line Superliner. Become Event Medic 18 and ARM 3.
(A37) 2009 Chevy C4500 4×4 (402086) / Life Line Highliner (272909), also ran as Medic 2 and Medic 5.
(A32) 2005 Ford E-450 / Life Line Superliner. Former Medic 2 and ran as Medic 6. This Medic has been retired.
(A33) Ford E-450 / Life Line Superliner. This Medic has been retired.
(A39) 2009 Chevy C4500 4×4 4×4 (412463) / Life Line Highliner (284809). Former Medic 2.
(P60) 2009 Pierce Quantum (21475) 1250 GPM pump, 500 gallon water tank and 25 gallons of foam, also ran as Engine 14. Became Engine 17.
(A47) 2011 Chevy Express (1110535) / Life Line Superliner (298711). Became Medic 8.
Shown here honoring the first responders who lost their lives 20 years ago on 9/11/2001 with this 20th Anniversary 9/11 emblem that was put on all the engines, medics and towers during the month of September 2021.
(A51) 2017 Ford E-450 (61165) / Life Line Superliner (422417). Medic 11 was totaled in a rollover accident on December 4th, 2022, more here: West Metro Medic 11 Rollover Accident.