|Location:||300 Middlefield Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025
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.
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