Station 1 in the Menlo Park Fire Protection District serves
the City of Menlo Park and parts of the Town of Atherton.
In addition to its response area in the Fire District, Engine 1 and Truck
1 also respond into Palo Alto as part of mutual aid.
Station 1 was designed by Leslie I. Nichols A.I.A.
and built in 1955 by Sibley G & I Company.
After the Loma Prieata earthquake the Fire District
began to study the District's buildings for
earthquake sturdiness. During that study it
was determined that Station 1 needed some reinforcing.
The District's seismic upgrade project team work very
closely with the architects, CJW Architecture, and the
contractors, Beals & Martin and Associates, to a
successful conclusion in 1996.
Engine 1 is staffed by a Captain and 2 Firefighters. Truck
1 is staffed by a Captain and 3 Firefighters. One of
the personnel on Engine 1 and Truck 1 will also be a licensed
paramedic providing the citizens of station 1's response area
an Advanced Life Support Engine or Truck.
Station 1 is also the District's Administration Offices. The Fire Chief with his support staff have offices here that
allows them to keep close communication with each other.
Also the Fire District has one of their two classroom facilities
at station 1. Along with training classes for
District employees, the Fire District Board of Directors normally
hold their monthly meetings in this classroom.
The District's Fire Prevention offices are also located
here. The Fire Marshal and his staff handle all
the prevention, education, and inspection, and inventory here. With the increase in
building activity in the District, his Staff can be
found much of the time in the field meeting with the
builders at job sites on providing inspection specifics on their projects.
Three firefighting apparatus are housed at station 1. Truck 1 is the District's aerial ladder truck. It's
100' ladder is pre-plumbed for elevated water application.
Rescue 1 is a specialized piece of equipment. It carries
a variety of equipment for all kinds of rescue operations. Also carried on this vehicle is the Jaws of Life rescue tool
that is used to extricate trapped victims in vehicle accidents. Rescue 1 is available for special response, by utilizing the
firefighters from E1 and Truck 1.
Station 1 is also the station where the Battalion Chief,
Shift Division Chief, is located. This Chief officer
works the 24 hr shift just as the firefighter. The command
vehicle is specially equipped Chevy Suburban.
For a street map or driving directions
for Station 1, click on this link.