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Station 71
Station 71 is located at 10900 San Pablo Avenue at the corner of Manila Avenue.  The station was built in 1964 and is the headquarters for both the Fire Department and the El Cerrito Police Department.  In addition to the Fire Department’s administration, Station 71 is also home to Engine 71, Truck 71, and OES #300.
Station 71

Engine 71
Engine 71 is a 2006 custom Type I fire engine built by Hi-Tech Emergency Vehicle Services. The chassis built by Spartan Motors is powered by a 515 horse power Detroit Diesel engine and can pump 1,500 gallons per minute. It carries 500 gallons of water and a Class A foam system that enhances the performance of the water in extinguishing fires. In addition, the engine is equipped with all the medical equipment and supplies to provide advanced life support in the field. It is also a full rescue engine with the Jaws of Life hydraulic rescue tools, air bag lifting systems, and rope rescue gear to facilitate any type of low to high angle rescue. 

Engine 71

Truck 71
Truck 71 is a 1991 custom aerial ladder truck built by Pierce Manufacturing. The chassis is powered by a 425 horse power Cummins diesel engine and has a 105-foot aerial ladder with a built-in waterway that can provide an elevated water stream. While there is no water or pump on this apparatus, it carries a lot of support equipment, such as 122 feet of ground ladders, chain saws, air blowers, and numerous hand tools that are required in any structure fire. Like the engine at this station, the truck is equipped with all the medical equipment and supplies to provide advanced life support in the field.

Truck 71

OES #300
OES #300 is a 2003 custom Type I fire engine built by Westates Fire Equipment. This apparatus is owned by the State of California and is provided to the City under contract that it be staffed and respond to any emergency within the state under a statewide mutual-aid agreement. The chassis built by HME Fire Trucks is powered by a 350-horsepower Cummins Diesel engine and can pump 1,250 gallons per minute. It carries 800 gallons of water and a Class A foam system that enhances the performance of the water in extinguishing fires. In addition, the engine is equipped with all the medical equipment and supplies to provide advanced life support in the field. It is also equipped as an urban search and rescue light-rescue engine with rope rescue gear and various tools to be utilized in any type of disaster throughout the state.

OES 300 
Station 72
Station 72, located at 1520 Arlington Boulevard, was built in 1997 to replace the outdated station at this same site. This station serves as a secondary Emergency Operations Center for the City and has a training room facility as well as archive storage for Fire Department records. Engine 72 and Engine 372 are both housed at this facility as well as a 16-foot mass casualty incident trailer that stores extra medical supplies for large-scale incidents.
Station 72

Engine 72
Engine 72 is a 2010 custom Type I fire engine built by Hi-Tech Emergency Vehicle Services. The chassis built by Spartan Motors is powered by a 525-horsepower Caterpillar diesel engine and can pump 1,500 gallons per minute. It carries 500 gallons of water and a Class A foam system that enhances the performance of the water in extinguishing fires. In addition, the engine is equipped with all the medical equipment and supplies to provide advanced life support in the field. It is also a full rescue engine with the Jaws of Life hydraulic rescue tools, air bag lifting systems, and rope rescue gear to facilitate any type of low to high angle rescue. 

 Engine 72

Engine 372
Engine 372 is a 2009 four wheel drive Type III fire engine built by Hi-Tech Emergency Vehicle Services. The chassis built by International is powered by a 350 horse power International diesel engine and can pump 500 gallons per minute. Its primary design is to be used for wildland fires in the urban interface as well as allow access to the steep terrain in the surrounding parks. It carries 500 gallons of water and a Class A foam system that enhances the performance of the water in extinguishing fires.

 Engine 372
Station 65
Station 65 is located at 217 Arlington Avenue in Kensington, was built in 1970 to replace the old station that was located down the street. The Station is owned by the Kensington Fire Protection District that has contracted with the El Cerrito Fire Department to provide personnel and administrative services since 1995. In addition, the Fire District leases part of the building to the Kensington Police Department who also work out of this same facility. Engine 65 and Engine 365 are both housed at this facility.
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Engine 65
Engine 65 is a 2000 custom Type I fire engine built by Hi-Tech Emergency Vehicle Services. The chassis built by HME Fire Trucks is powered by a 350 horse power Cummins diesel engine and can pump 1,500 gallons per minute. It carries 500 gallons of water and a Class A foam system that enhances the performance of the water in extinguishing fires. In addition, the engine is equipped with all the medical equipment and supplies to provide advanced life support in the field. It is also carries rope rescue gear to facilitate any type of low to high angle rescue. 

Engine 65

Engine 365
Engine 365 is a 2004 four wheel drive Type III fire engine built by Hi-Tech Emergency Vehicle Services.  The chassis built by International is powered by a 325 horse power International diesel engine and can pump 1,000 gallons per minute. Its primary design is to be used for wildland fires in the urban interface as well as allow access to the steep terrain in the surrounding parks although it is fully capable of being a backup engine to the Type 1 engine. It carries 500 gallons of water and a Class A foam system that enhances the performance of the water in extinguishing fires.  

Engine 365

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