The Menlo Park Fire District has been providing Rescue Response to its citizens for many years. On September 22, 2009 The Menlo Park Fire District became the first ever Peninsula Fire Department to receive certification as a Heavy Rescue. It did so with a 1996 Pierce Dash Rescue and a 1986 International Knuckle Boom. Currently, the Menlo Park Fire District houses and maintains a 2018 Pierce Arrow XT Heavy Rescue as well as a 2003 Freightliner Flatbed which serves as a Lumber Tender. These units make up the Menlo Park Fire Heavy Rescue team. This Team responds to technical rescue incidents within Menlo Park Fire District as well as the County of San Mateo. It is also certified as a US&R Type 1 Heavy Rescue with the California State Office of Emergency Services(OES).
The Menlo Park Fire Heavy Rescue team works in conjunction with Woodside Fire who houses a Type 2 Medium Rescue. This partnership is one of 3 Heavy Rescue Teams in San Mateo County; South San Francisco FD (North), Central County FD(Central) and Menlo Park FD (South). These State OES teams are capable of responding to any area within California or other states with permission from the Governor.
For more information about the MPFPD Heavy Rescue Program and CalOES please go to: