Fire Station 5

Fire Station 5 was built in 2010.
Fire Station 5

Assigned Apparatus


Truck 5: 52-623


2010 SMEAL Quint Aerial Ladder Truck responds to fires and other emergencies.  It carries a wide range of power and hand tools used at fire incidents and motor vehicle accidents.  It has a 105' rear-mount ladder, carries 480 gallons of water, extricating tools, and is equipped with an AED unit. 
Truck 5

Brush Truck 5: 52-626


2013 Ford F-550, Extended cab, 4x4 responds to off-road brush and grass fires. It carries 325 gallons of water, has FoamPro 1601 foam system, front end turret, hose and hand tools. Brush Trucks are ideal for off-road firefighting.
Brush Truck 5

Reserve Truck 1: 52-300


2006 SMEAL Quint Fire Truck responds to fires and other emergencies. It carries a wide range of power and hand tools used at fire incidents and motor vehicle accidents. It has a 100' rear-mount platform, carries 300 gallons of water, extrication tools, and is equipped with an AED unit. 
Reserve Truck 1

Rescue 1: 52-503


2004 Ford F-550 vehicle responds to rescue calls, including high angle rescue, trench rescue, and vehicle extrications with specialized rescue tools and the Jaws of Life.
Rescue 1

1963 Ford Galaxie


The department's former fire chief's car, now used in parades and other public service events.  Sparky the Fire Dog loves to tag along and go for car rides! 
1963 Ford Galaxie

1926 Lafrance Pumper Truck


The department's oldest fire truck that was restored.  The 2015 Leadership San Marcos class picked this is their class project to restore 'Ol Betsy' to its former glory and working condition.  
1926 LaFrance Pumper Truck

Keep Back 343 Feet


Ever wonder why "Keep Back 343 Feet" is painted on the back of each San Marcos apparatus?  It is because 343 brave firefighters died doing their best to save those in the Twin Towers on America's most tragic day, September 11, 2001.  We will never forget those who sacrificed their lives to keep us safe and the 'Land of the Free'.    
Keep Back 343 Feet Sign