El Monte Fire Station
12355 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

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El Monte Fire Station

The El Monte fire station was originally constructed in June of 1996 to replace the former facilities at the Foothill College Carriage House. The new station can accomodate up to four apparatus. The station was designed with Crew quarters, a meeting room for the fire commissioners and a classroom that is used for community classes and training.


The first of the four apparatus housed here is R74. R74 serves as the first out piece at the station. The Rescue is a 2007 KME designed Rescue truck with a Hale Pump, 400 gallons of tank capacity, light array, Harrison Generator, and Master Stream device.

Truck 74
Truck 74 is 1996 HME Truck Body with a Smeal 75 foot Aerial with an elevated Master Stream and standpipe. This Aerial is a toe dragger design with a tip load of 500 pounds. The Truck has a 1500GPM Harrison Pump and carries 300 gallons of firefighting water.

Engine 374
Engine 374 is a 2009 International Type III Wildland Engine with a 500 GPM main pump and 500 gallons of firefighting water. Engine 374 also has an auxiliary pump designed for pump and roll operations.

Battalion 74
Battalion 74 is a 2009 Ford F250 Diesel command vehicle equipped with four-wheel drive and a mobile command post in the rear.

Station History

The El Monte Station as it stands was constructed and dedicated by the Los Altos Hills Fire Protection District in June of 1996. This new station replaced the Carriage House Station on the Foothill College Campus. The old station was in use from 1963 until 1996 and only was able to house two apparatus. The Carriage House is still in use as a historical building and Historical Society meeting place.

The new station was designed to accommodate the stations newer and larger apparatus and crew and also function as a community building that houses the Fire Commission's Boardroom and a Community Classroom to be used to extend services and classes to the community and provide a meeting place for Los Altos Hills Community Emergency Response Team.

Quick Facts
Built: 1996
Staffing: 5
Rescue 74
Truck 74
Engine 374
Battalion 74
Size: 9,650 sq. ft. 2-bay, double deep, drive through