Nederland Fire Station 3 also known as the Eldora sub-station, is a volunteer staffed station located at 555 Eldorado Ave.
This station has a 1989 E-one, class 2 Fire Engine seen in the background, it carries 750 gallons of water, and has a 1,000 gpm pump along with standard structure fire fighting equipment.
Tactical Tender 5640
This is a 1,000 gallon water tender built by the Colorado State Forest Service on a militray "Duece and half" Chassis. It is 6x6, comfortably seats two, has a ~500 feet of progressive hose packs, carries many wildland hand tools and a chainsaw. The pump is designed to specifically meet the depends of wildland firefighting (higher pressures, less volume). It is used when capability beyond a "brush truck" is required.
A SCAT truck, stands for "Self Contained Attack Truck", a term used to describe a small capacity fire engine. Functionally it is equipped to respond to wildland fires, but in this case it also has self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and ladder for initial cabin fires, where a full size fire engine cannot make it up the driveway. Responders from this station also use this truck for responding to motor vehicle wrecks, emergency medical and other types of calls. It carries 250 gallons and can pump up to 350 gpm.
This station has a buried water tank of 5,000 gallons and there is a 15,000 gallon community cistern at the western end of Eldora. We are able to draft water from the creek at 6th and Bryan Ave and along a few sections of middle Boulder Creek. The nearest fire hydrant is located at Nederland Middle/Senior High School which flows ~ 1,600 gpm.