Ridge Rd. Station

Nederland Fire Station 2 also known as the Ridge Rd. sub-station, is a volunteer staffed station located at 2815 Ridge Road

Engine 5602

This station has a 1998 Pierce, class 1 all-wheel drive Fire Engine, it carries 500 gallons of water, and has a 1,500 gpm pump along with standard structure fire fighting equipment. It seats four firefighters and is typically the engine sent when we have mutual aid resource requests during large scale wildland fires.

 

 

 

Tender 5642

The water tender at this station carries 2,200 gallons of water and has a low-pressure volume transfer pump. It is not designed for primary fire attack, but rather to shuttle water during firefighting operations in non-hydranted areas. It can either dump it's water load into a porta-pond and then travel to refill with addition water or be connected directly to an engine or brush truck, pump offloading it's water on an as needed basis.   

 

Brush 2 (5632) 

Brush 2 is our largest capacity wildland fire truck, it carries 380 gallons of water and 20 gallons of foam. It has a mid-range pump capable of wildland fire attack, but can also be used for initial structure fire attack if needed. Functionally it is equipped to respond to wildland fires, but in this case it also has self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and ladder for initial cabin fires, where a full size fire engine cannot make it up the driveway. Responders from this station also use this truck for responding to motor vehicle wrecks and other types of calls.

Ambulance (5622)

This is our third ambulance, typically used to respond to Ridge Rd. and lower Boulder Canyon EMS calls. It is moved to Station# 1, when our primary ambulance is out of service for repairs or has an extended return to service.  This third ambulance greatly enhances our ability ro handle multiple victim or concurrent EMS calls.

Plow 2 (5652)

This 1967 M715 is a military chassis equipped to plow the Ridge Rd station, while not quite the pride of the fleet, this truck has a rich history and one of the few ties to the old NVFD.  

Water Supplies

This station has a buried water tank of 9,000 gallons and there is a 30,000 gallon community cistern at the eastern end of Ridge Rd.  The closest hydrant is located at 500 block of Ridge Rd. A 15,000 gallon cistern tied to a wet barrel hydrant is available near the intersection of Cold Springs and Hummer, and several dry hydrants are located along north Boulder creek and at private ponds in the area.