Fresno Fire Department
Station No. 4
Constructed in 1948 and located at 3065 East Iowa near First. Station No. 4 houses a single truck company and half of the department's Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) team. This massive structure once housed up to five major pieces of fire apparatus, and a compliment of up to 16 firefighters. Attached to the back of the station is a handball court, an amenity one would be hard pressed to include in a fire station blueprint today. Budget cuts over the years have left this cavernous fire house with a crew of four. Station 4 has within it’s jurisdiction Community Regional Medical Center.
Urban Search and Rescue Team (US&R) - Members of this elite unit train constantly on the demanding skills needed to perform High Angle, Low Angle, Swift Water, and Confined Space Rescues. To aid them in these tasks, the apparatus at this station carry a great deal of specialized equipment not carried on standard fire department units. These include a great deal of rope rescue equipment, personal flotation devices, Wetsuits, hydraulic and mechanical tools to aid in the removal of those trapped by structural collapse, atmospheric monitoring equipment
Truck No. 4 - (2005 Smeal) The truck is operated by a crew of four.
Heavy Rescue 4- (2007 Pierce) The Rescue is staffed by a firefighter engineer from Truck 4.