Redwood Station is responsible for the department's shift scheduling and overtime staffing.
High above the Santa Clara Valley in the Santa Cruz mountains, Redwood Station is the most isolated of the department's stations, being almost 7 miles of winding mountain highway from it's second-in support. Because of this, and the lack of hydrants in the mountains, it is the only stations to have a water tender to supply water (technically a Reserve Engine). Redwood Station is comprised of two buildings: an apparatus shed and a double-wide premanufactured home converted to offices, a day room, and crew quarters. The photo above shows the crew quarters with water tender 4 parked in front.
Engine 84 (formerly Engine 4) is a 2001 HME/Westates model SFO 4x4 with a Cummings 350hp engine. It has a 1250gpm pump, a 700 gallon tank, 18 gallons of Class A foam, and through-the-tank ladder storage. This engine has an illuminated light board on the back that displays over 60 preprogrammed messages such as "left lane closed ahead", "keep back 200 feet", etc.
Engine 384 (formerly Engine 304) is a 2009 Placer/International Type 3 4x4 with a 500gpm (1890 l/m) pump and a 500 gallon (1890 l) tank. In use elsewhere but new to County Fire, the new 3xx series Engines come with hose rollers that mount to their front bumpers, greatly speeding hose pickup.
Size: 2,016 sq ft.
Apparatus Room: 2-bay, single deep, back-in