Station No. 2

Location

  • Station No. 2 is located at 270 W. 300 North (east of West High School), Salt Lake City, UT 84103
  • It houses two companies with four crew members per shift. One crew primarily utilizes the ladder truck, and one runs Engine No. 2.
  • Its primary service area is the Downtown, Marmalade and Capitol Hill areas within Salt Lake City, as well as the Rio Grande area.
  • Station No. 2 is located within City Council District No. 3, represented by  Chris Wharton.

Station History

  • In 2005, fire started inside Station No. 2 at around 1 a.m. Crews were sleeping and quickly evacuated themselves and put out the fire.
  • The station was closed for about one year, with addition calls moving to Station No. 8 and No. 1, while construction was underway.
  • In May 2013, the renovated Station No. 2 opened with addition safety and sustainability features.

Services and Apparatus

  • Station No. 2, is the “business station” of the SLC Fire service area, as it attends to many downtown-based businesses.
  • Station No. 2 is a dual company, housing eight firefighters, a medic engine and a ladder truck.
  • Crews from Station No. 2 are often called to respond to calls in the Rio Grande area, often treating individuals with complications from drug use, mental illness and exposure.
  • In 2017, Station No. 2 welcomed a new pumper engine. The apparatus was custom built, specifically designed for Salt Lake City. It features a 1500-gallon-per minute pump (GPM) and a 500-gallon water tank. In addition, it carries approximately 1000 ft. of supply hose and 1750 ft. of attack hose. It is a paramedic engine, and has compartment space for firefighting and medical equipment.
  • Engine No. 2 proudly carries a “tradition bell” with a custom-designed beehive representing the Great State of Utah.