Wheat Ridge Station 1

Station 1

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Fire Station was originally located at 3950 Upham St.

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Shown here with 2 bays added on the south of the fire station.

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ENGINE No. 1

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Wheat Ridge first fire truck was a Julius Pearse and was bought in 1926 from the Columbia Gardens Fire Department. At that time the fire department had twelve members, and George Hively was the first fire chief. The fire truck was located at the Wheat Ridge school grounds on W. 38th Ave by Upham St. before the station was built.

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Shown here as Columbia Gardens Fire Department Engine No. 1.

FIRE CHIEF

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ENGINE No. 1

Photo from Denver Public Library, Western History Collection

1948 International Harvest.

ENGINE No. 1

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1955 International (R185) / Barton-American 500 gallon water tank / 750 gpm pump, also ran as Engine No. 4.

ENGINE No. 2

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1945 Mack 750 gpm pump.

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ENGINE No. 3

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International Harvest.

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ENGINE No. 4

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1955 International (R185) / Barton-American 500 gallon water tank / 500 gpm pump, also ran as Engine No. 1, sold to DDRG and used for their parade pumper for events.

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Shown here running as the DDRC engine, used for their parade pumper for events.

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ENGINE No. 1

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1960 International (R185) / American (MC237) 500 gallon water tank / 500 gpm pump, former Prospect Valley Fire Department Engine No. 1.

TRUCK No. 1

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ENGINE 5

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1971 American LaFrance 750 gallon water tank / 1500 gpm pump.

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ENGINE 6

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1973 American LaFrance 750 gallon water tank / 1500 gpm pump.

ENGINE 7

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1973 American LaFrance 500 gallon water tank / 1500 gpm pump.

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ENGINE 7

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1997 International 4900 / Pierce (Plug Truck) 750 gallon water tank / 1500 gpm pump, twin to Engine 6 out of Station 2.

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LADDER No. 2

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1957 International (C0196) / Barton-American / Grove 75′ aerial ladder 300 gallon water tank / 750 gpm pump, also served with the Eagle Fire Department Truck 5.

LADDER No. 2

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1965 International / American / Grove (2062-66 SR) 65′ aerial ladder 300 gallon water tank / 500 gpm pump.

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LADDER 2

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1982 American LaFrance Century (CE-2745) / Customtec 100′ rear-mount aerial 1500 gpm pump and 250 gallon water tank, also ran as Ladder 1 and served from 1982 to 1996 before being sold to the Duncan Volunteer Fire Department in British Columbia, Canada, and served as Truck 2. Donated in 2013 through the Fire Fighters Without Borders Canada to a fire service in Nicaragua.

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Shaun Ryan Photo ©

Dennis Metzger‎ Photo ©

SQUAD No. 3

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1964 International.

SQUAD No. 3

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1969 International.

SQUAD No. 3

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1979 Chevy C70 / SVI, also ran as Squad No. 2 out of Station 2.

AMBULANCE 6

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1973 Chevy Suburban.

BRUSH 3

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1995 Chevy 250 gallon water tank / 250 gpm pump with foam.

RESCUE 4

Ford BLS Rescue Squad, twin to Rescue 6 out of Station 1.

INVESTIGATION VAN

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1958 Ford F100 (K24081), also served as an Arson Van, originally served with the Prospect Valley Volunteer Fire Department Engine No. 2 before the 1971 merge.

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UTILITY

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UTILITY

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Chevy HD 3500 4×4.

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BUREAU 5

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1992 Chevy Step Van (Command Van), and was used for Haz-Mat, Fire Investigations & Water Rescue.

 

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GMC 4×4.

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FIRE CHIEF

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Ford Station Wagon, taken in 1984.

FIRE CHIEF

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CHIEF 2

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(Deputy Chief) Chevy Tahoe 4×4.

STAFF

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Chevy Tahoe 4×4.

FIRE CHIEF

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Station 1

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Fire Station 1 located at 3880 Upham St, shown here with the older paint and the white bay doors, also was Station 71 for a few years and currently West Metro Fire Rescue Station 16.

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ENGINE 1

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1991 Pierce Lance 750 gallon water tank / 1500 gpm pump, twin to Engine 2 and also ran as Engine 76, Engine 271, reserve and training unit.

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ENGINE 1

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2004 Spartan Gladiator / Darley 500 gallon water tank / 1500 gpm pump (CAFS), twin to Engine 2, also ran as Engine 71, Engine 72, Engine 73 and West Metro Fire Rescue Engine 17.

ENGINE 71

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2004 Spartan Gladiator / Darley 500 gallon water tank / 1500 gpm pump (CAFS), twin to Engine 2, also ran as Engine 1, Engine 72, Engine 73 and currently West Metro Fire Rescue Engine 17.

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TOWER 5

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1997 Simon-Duplex / LTI 75′ aerial platform 200 gallon water tank / 1500 gpm pump, also ran as Tower 75 and Tower 71.

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TOWER 71

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1997 Simon-Duplex / LTI 75′ aerial platform 200 gallon water tank / 1500 gpm pump, also ran as Tower 5 and Tower 75.

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BRUSH 9

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1999 Ford F-550 4×4 XLT Super Duty / Central, twin to Brush 8, also ran as Brush 71, Brush 79 and currently West Metro Fire Rescue Brush 17.

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Shown here running as Brush 71 and the updated logo and light bar.

MEDIC 71

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2008 Ford F-450 Super Duty / Life Line (RMEV), former Sheridan Fire Department Medic 52Pridemark Paramedics and Fairmount Fire Protection District Medic 31.

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ENGINE 71

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2015 Pierce Velocity PUC 750 gallon water tank / 1500 gpm pump with foam, currently West Metro Fire Rescue Engine 16.

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CHIEF 71

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Chevy Tahoe 4×4, shown here with the older graphics.

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Chevy Tahoe 4×4, shown here with larger logo.

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Shown here with the smaller logo.

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Shown here without the lights and logo.

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CHIEF 72

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(Deputy Chief) Chevy Tahoe 4×4, also ran as K-9 Unit.

K-9 UNIT

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CHIEF 74

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Chevy Tahoe 4×4.

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CHIEF 76

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Ford Expedition 4×4, also ran aa Battalion Chief 71.

BATTALION CHIEF 71

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Ford Expedition 4×4, also ran as Chief 76, shown here with the newer light bar..

BATTALION CHIEF 71

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Chevy Tahoe 4×4.

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BATTALION CHIEF 71

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Chevy Sierra 2500 HD 4×4 Crew Cab pick-up, also ran as Utility 71 and currently running as West Metro Fire Rescue Swift Water Rescue.

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Shown here with the updated Battalion Chief on the side.

UTILITY 71

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Chevy Sierra 2500 HD 4×4 Crew Cab pick-up, also ran as Battalion Chief 71 and currently running as West Metro Fire Rescue Swift Water Rescue.

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ENGINE 1/2

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1998 Pierce custom mini engine, used in parades, public education, community events, open houses and other functions. The mini engine has a working fire hose/pump, LED emergency lights, siren, back & side camera with monitor.

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