755 Marshall Street
Redwood City, CA 94063
Opened in May of 1987
After the Coalinga Earthquake in 1984, an engineering study found
the fire station at 1044 Middlefield Road to be substandard (presently
the Main Library). At the time, it was said that the only thing
holding the building up were the termites holding hands. The fire
suppression crews were quickly moved to temporary buildings in a
parking lot on Franklin Street, in front of what is now the Sequoia
Station Safeway store. In the meantime, a new fire station was designed
and built. The new fire station at 755 Marshall Street was dedicated
on June 15, 1987.
Station 9 houses the Department’s Administrative Staff and
Fire Prevention Bureau on the third floor. The first and second
floors house the Suppression Crews: Engine 9 (Engine 9 is closed due to budget cuts), Truck 9, Breathing
Support 9, and Battalion 3. Station 9 also houses the Alternate
Emergency Operations Center for the City of Redwood City and the
Alternate Fire Dispatch Center for San Mateo County Communications.
Battalion 3 is the busiest Battalion Chief in San Mateo County
and Truck 9 is the busiest Truck Company in the County. The second
busiest Engine Company in the County is Engine 9. This busy fire
station attracts eager, dedicated fire fighting crewmembers.
A piece of Redwood City’s history resides in front of Station
9, a cast metal bell, once used to call the Volunteer Firemen to
duty. On June 6, 1864, the Redwood City Volunteer Fire Department
paid $184.25 for the bell. No one is sure just when the bell sounded
the call for the last time, but it rests in a place of honor, less
than 200 feet from the site of the first Redwood City Fire Station
at what is now Marshall and Main.
2190 Jefferson Ave.
Redwood City, CA 94061
Opened in March 1982
A County-wide numbering system was put into practice, and the City
of Redwood City’s Fire Station #2 became Station #10. It
was dedicated March 20, 1982.
Station 10 is two stories with a storage loft. Four bedrooms are
on the 2nd floor, with separate bathroom facilities for men and
women. The three bay apparatus floor houses one in-service engine and
one reserve engine. The South Zone medical supplies, which are distributed to Redwood City Fire, Menlo Park Fire, Woodside Fire and South County Fire, are also stored here.
The district Station 10 responds to first is bordered by El Camino
Real to the East, Alameda de las Pulgas to the West, Woodside
to the South and Edgewood Road to the north. This is the largest
geographical district in the City and the 3rd busiest engine in
San Mateo County.
1091 Second Ave.
Redwood City, CA 94063-4049
Opened September 1952
Station #11 originally opened as station #3 in 1952 at the
corner of what is now Bay & 2nd Avenue. At the time, there
were very few houses in the district and the streets weren’t
Due to seismic concerns, that station was demolished in 2001
and the new Station #11 was opened in January 2001 just down
the street at the corner of Broadway and 2nd Avenue. Station
#11’s district is roughly bordered by Woodside Road,
Marsh Road, Middlefield Road and East Bayshore. The district
also borders Menlo Park and Atherton, where mutual aid is
provided. District #11 has a variety of different buildings
that we protect including commercial, industrial, retail,
residential and three elementary schools. US 101 also runs
through the district.
Station #11 has the following apparatus housed at its quarters:
Engine 11, a 2001 Hi Tech 1500 gpm (gallons per minute) pumper;
Utility 11, a 2003 Ford Pickup; Water Rescue 11, an inflatable
20 ft. Zodiac and a 1926 antique Seagrave pumper. The water
rescue is used at the Port of Redwood City and in the San
Francisco Bay to rescue stranded boaters. The antique engine
is a 1926 Seagrave pumper. It is used during the year for
activities such as the 4th of July parade and chauffeuring
Santa Claus around town during the holidays.
3700 Jefferson Ave.
Redwood City, CA 94062
Opened September 1969
Fire Station 12 was dedicated on Sept. 21, 1969 as Station
4 by the Redwood City Council and Fire Chief Joseph Lodi (see
history). Chief Lodi was Redwood City Fire Department's
second paid Fire Chief. Station 12 is equipped with an engine
and a patrol, and staffed with a captain, a firefighter and
a firefighter/paramedic. At this time, the building on the
site is the oldest fire station in Redwood City and was the
fourth fire station built for the paid Redwood City Fire Department.
Located at the top of Highland at Jefferson, the station grounds
are graced with an impressive old black oak tree. Station
12 has a magnificent view of the South end of San Francisco
Bay and its surrounding communities.
680 Redwood Shores Parkway
Redwood City, CA 94065
Opened March 17th 1998
Station 20 opened in May of 1998. Serving the citizens
of Redwood City from its first due area of Redwood
Shores. Within Station 20’s district
is Sandpiper School and Community Center as well as the home
of Electronic Arts and Oracle Corporation.
Station 20 houses one in-service engine and one reserve engine. It is also home of a small zodiac boat for rescue purposes in the waterways.