Metro Fire Engine 106 is Back in Service Following Five-Year Closure

Mather, CA - Metro Fire announced that Engine 106 , located in the Arden/Arcade area, went back into service this morning after having been closed for nearly five years due to budget constraints. Engine 106 rejoins a Truck and Battalion Chief, which have remained in service for the past five years.

As a result of the economic recession and collapse of the housing market, Metro Fire experienced an annual loss of $15 million in property tax revenue from 2008 to 2014. To confront this reality, the Metro Fire Board of Directors embarked on a three-pronged strategy to reduce expenses, while striving to protect its core services.
  • Reduced Services - which included the closure of Engine 106 and five additional engine companies
  • Reduced compensation and employee layoffs
  • Increased operational efficiencies
Because the engine closures have negatively impacted service levels, the District has made reopening closed engine companies a top priority when resources allowed. With the reopening of Engine 106, Metro Fire’s response capability in the Arden/Arcade area is increased and the District is better positioned to deliver the most appropriately equipped fire apparatus as the first arriving unit in response to an emergency.

Please join us for an Open House at Station 106. Take a look at the engine, truck and medic, receive free Hands-only CPR training, watch some firefighter demonstrations, learn safety tips relevant to your community, and get to know YOUR local firefighters.
  • Saturday July 30th from 10am to 12pm
  • Station 106 – 2200 Park Towne Circle, Sacramento, 95825
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