Old Station 2 was built in 1980 and 1981 with improvements being made until 1985. This was a bare-bones facility. It was able to house two fire trucks with heat and electricity, but had no water or restrooms. After the completion of the new Station 2 building next door, this facility is now serving as an additional storage and equipment maintenance facility, and was renovated in 2011 with new metal siding and a metal roof.
The second building at Station 2 was built at 434 Ponderosa Drive in Log Hill Village between the fall of 2007 and June 2008. This is a state-of-the-art facility housing a new training room with built in audiovisual equipment, administrative offices, a kitchen, a weight room, and several restrooms. The operational side of the building houses four fire trucks with areas for mechanical work, hose drying and storage, laundry, and storage of fire fighter personal protective equipment. It also houses a breathing air compressor which allows firefighters to fill air bottles for self-containing breathing apparatus which allow firefighters to enter burning buildings safely. Prior to this addition, firefighters were required to make the 50 mile round trip to Montrose in order to fill air bottles after fires or training.
Brush 1321 was purchased new in 2003. It is essentially a Ford 550 which carries 425 gallons of water and is used to fight wildland fires throughout the District. Brush 1321 is 4WD capable and carries 3 firefighters. It was built by Boise Mobile Equipment, in Boise, ID. Brush 1321 has been used to fight fires on federal land and is a Forest Service Type 6 engine. It has the capability to produce firefighting foam which is a better fire extinguishing agent than water.
Engine 1321 was purchased new in 2010. It was designed as a Wildland Urban Interface engine whose primary mission is to respond quickly to structure fires throughout the District. Additionally, Engine 1321 can be used to supplement the Department’s wildland fire capabilities if needed. Engine 1321 is 4WD capable and carries 5 firefighters. It was built by Boise Mobile Equipment, in Boise, ID. It is a Forest service Type 2 engine and carries 750 gallons of water. It has the capability to produce firefighting foam which is a better fire extinguishing agent than water. Engine 1321 carries 8 Self Contained Breathing Apparatuses which are essential equipment for fighting structure fires and providing firefighters with the capability to enter a burning structure.
Tender 1321 was purchased new in 2005 with the assistance of a Colorado Department of Local Affairs grant. Its primary mission is to carry 3000 gallons of water to assist firefighters in areas that are not serviced by fire hydrants. Tender 1321 is manned by a crew of 2 firefighters. It carries 4 Self Contained Breathing Apparatuses to supplement the supply carried on pumpers in the event of a large fire. Tender 1321 is equipped with drop-down “Insta-chains” to provide it with better mobility under adverse conditions. It carries a deployable 3000 gallon water reservoir which enables it to offload its water supply and begin refilling as a pumper used the first tank full of water. It was designed and built by Fouts Brothers Fire Trucks in Smyrna, GA.
ATV 1321 was purchased new in 2010. It is a Polaris Ranger 4WD ATV which carries 3 firefighters. It is primarily used to fight wildland fires in rugged terrain. It carries 50 gallons of water.