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55 SW Ash Street, Portland, OR 97204
Station 10, often referred to as The Pride of Southwest, sits tucked away in the quaint South Burlingame neighborhood of SW Portland. This multifaceted workhorse was built in 1985 and later retrofitted in 2001.
Station 10's fire management area is bounded by I-5 to the north, the Willamette River to the east, Lewis and Clark College and Tryon Creek State Park to the south and SW 18th (approximately) to the west serving the South Burlingame, Collins View, and Arnold Creek Neighborhood Associations and the John's Landing area. In addition, the station provides vital mutual aid to the neighboring city of Lake Oswego.
Station 10's apparatus is comprised of Engine 10, Rehab Unit 10, Air Unit 10, and the city's only water tender. Water Tender 10 carries 2,800 gallons of water with foam making capabilities, plus a 3,500 gallon Wajax collapsible tank and various forest firefighting tools.
Station 10 responds to approximately 900 calls per year. The water tender makes Station 10 one of the best equipped stations to respond to incidents on freeways, where fire hydrants are often not accessible. Station 10 also responds over the Sellwood Bridge for code three calls (emergency-fast response), but has to return via another route due to weight restrictions on the bridge.