FIRE STATION 5
2505 Modoc Road
Santa Barbara, Ca 93105
Station 5 is located at 2505 Modoc Road, in the northwest region of Santa Barbara. It houses a Spartan Hi-Tech Engine, along with a Special Response Unit which is designed to handle large mass casualty incidents. It is home to 3 three-person crews who each work a 24-hour shift. The specialty of the station is the maintenance and repair of the department’s Self Contained Breathing Apparatus.
The station was built in 1966 however, the department just finished a much needed remodel at the end of 2005. Included in some of the improvements are separate bedrooms for each crew member, and an upgraded kitchen and dayroom.
The district is comprised of upper, middle, and lower income families, a high fire hazard brush area, a several mile stretch of Highway 101, and numerous senior care facilities. Additionally, due to our close proximity to Cottage Hospital, many helicopters use the school adjacent to our station as a landing zone to transfer critical patients.
Heidi Rockenbach, Engineer 5C