Saturday, November 13, 2010

San Jose Opens New Fire Station in Alum Rock Neighborhood

On Saturday morning, Nov. 13, the San Jose Fire Department held a grand opening ceremony and ribbon-cutting for their new Fire Station No. 2. Located at 2949 Alum Rock Ave., the station replaces one that has been on the site for 60 years. Known as "The Rock" and "Empire Station", the station is home to Engine 2, Truck and Light Unit 2, and Patrol 2.

Fire Associates members Don Gilbert and and Bruce Dembecki were in attendance on a warm, fall day. Bruce reports that they "...saw lots of old and new friends, watched them open the fire station, got a nice BBQ lunch."

To learn more about the opening, read this article from the San Jose Mercury News:  
-- Report and Photos Submitted by Bruce Dembecki