PRESS RELEASE – January 3, 2019 Menlo Park Fire Protection District – Fire District prepares to expand Essential Emergency services to East Palo Alto and Menlo Park

Published on Jan 03, 2019 at 08:42a.m.

After 12 years of effort, the Menlo Park Fire Protection District will hold two dedication ceremonies on Monday, January 7, 2019 at its Fire Stations in East Palo Alto and Menlo Park to celebrate the addition and doubling of staffing and response units to create what it categorizes as “an effectively sized and capable fire force” to address the explosive growth, continued development and associated traffic congestion and gridlock that has challenged its effectiveness, acceptable response times and ability to serve the greater communities it protects and provides services too.

The Fire District provides critical fire and essential emergency services to its areas in Atherton, East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Unincorporated County Areas and on contract the SLAC National Accelerator and Laboratories. Created in 1916, the District operates from seven fire stations with a frontline staff of 100 first responders.

Please see the attached Press Release for more information: 

Dedication of Truck 2 and Rescue 77 - January 7 2019.pdf

Photographs below and attached Please Credit Fire Photographer Peter Mootz

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Pictured Above – The Menlo Park Fire Protection District’s new Truck 2 will begin service to its areas in the communities of East Palo Alto and Menlo Park (Belle Haven and M2) starting January 7, 2019. Credit Fire Photographer Peter Mootz

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Pictured Above – From left to right – Menlo Fire Engine 2 and Rescue 2 crews at the base of the Dumbarton Bridge – Starting January 7, 2019, the Rescue will be moved to Fire Station 77 to become Rescue 77, increasing the Stations emergency response capability to two units and five personnel. Rescue 2 will be replaced by a new four person Tillered Aerial (107 ft.) Ladder Truck called Truck 2. Credit Fire Photographer Peter Mootz

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Above – Two Menlo Park Firefighters assigned to Rescue 2, designated as a “Light Rescue”, or smaller more maneuverable response unit, check their equipment. Credit Fire Photographer Peter Mootz

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