Fire station placement is driven by the time needed to respond to medical and fire emergencies throughout the city. As such, there are eight fire stations in the City of Orange housing seven fire engines (also called "pumpers"), one fire truck (also called a "ladder truck"), one quintuple combination pumper (also referred to as a "quint") and three rescue ambulances. The most recent fire station constructed was Station 8 (2006), while existing stations have been refurbished through the years to accommodate staffing levels. Please browse the photos below, clicking on the links in the captions underneath the photos to see maps of their locations:
Fire Station #1 protects the City of Orange Historical District, Chapman University, and stretches of the 55 and 22 Freeways.
Station #2protects the center of the City of Orange which is mainly made up of a mix of commercial and residential neighborhoods. Engine 2 also responds to Lutheran High School and many incidents on the 55 Freeway.
Located at Shaffer Park, Station #3's area extends from the northwest "corner" of the city to nearly the center of Orange, including The Village at Orange shopping center and much of the industrial area. Engine 3 also responds to an additional mix of commercial, residential and freeway emergencies as well as a portion of the Santa Ana River.
Station #4protects the El Modena neighborhood, much of the East Chapman Avenue commercial corridor, and Chapman Community Hospital.
Station #5is the same design and floor plan as the fire station filmed in the popular 1970's television show, "Emergency!" Engine 5 protects one of the most diverse areas of the city, which includes Children's Hospital Orange County, St. Joseph Hospital, a nearby high-rise district, stretches of the 22 and 57 Freeways, a portion of the Santa Ana River, and industrial, commercial and residential neighborhoods.
Station #6 protects UCI Medical Center, The Block at Orange, Theo Lacy Jail, Orange County Juvenile Justice Center, a high-rise district, stretches of the 22, 5 and 57 Freeways and a portion of the Santa Ana River.
Station #7 houses the first responding engine to much of the wildland areas on the extreme east end of the City of Orange. Peter's Canyon Regional Park, Irvine Regional Park, Orange Park Acres, and the 241 and 261 Toll Roads are all protected by Station #7.
Station #8 protects the northeastern "corner" of the City of Orange with a quintuple combination pumper (also referred to as a "quint"). The quint provides five functions: a fire pump, water tank, fire hose, aerial device, and ground ladders. It is identified by fire dispatch with a radio designation of "Truck 8." The area protected by Truck 8 is comprised mostly of residential neighborhoods. Truck 8 also is responsible for a sizeable area of wildland response and undeveloped areas which includes Santiago Creek east of Villa Park.