Sunday, March 8, 2009

Station 2 Equipment Moves to New Quarters

As many of you know, San Jose's Fire Station 2 is being rebuilt. During the construction period, Sation 2 equipment has been moved to temporary quarters. Engine and Patrol 2 are now housed in a facility on the corner of Alum Rock Ave. and N. Cragmont Ave. Truck 2 is housed in an available bay at Station 34, 1634 Las Plumas Ave.

Now, thanks to long-time FASCV member Pete Rowe, we have photos of the two temporary homes. Pete has provided us with a photo of the station that is being rebuilt, 2 photos of the temporary garage facility on Alum Rock Ave., and a photo of the new Station 34. Click on this link to Pete's photos: Station 2 Photos

Pete also reports, "I spoke with the Engine 2 crew and they said that since Truck 2 now has a LONG run up my way, the Brush Patrol will be staffed with a paramedic. This way, if they are out on a call with the engine, they can break away for medical calls here on the east side. Of course, if I really need a truck, I suppose 16 is my closest."

Located at 2933 Alum Rock Ave., between Capitol and White Rd., Fire Station 2 was built in 1947. It has the distinction of having the highest volume of service calls at any single fire station in San José and, for that matter, the entire County. In Fiscal Year 2004-2005, Fire Station 2 saw 4,007 calls for service.