Fire Station No. 1 Dedication, Aug. 25, 2000

Brand new Fire Station No. 1 was dedicated today, August 25, 2000, to the first Milpitas Fire Chief, Joseph Smith. Mayor Henry Manayan and other town dignitaries cut the ribbon and the doors to the new station opened. It was designed by RRM Design Group architect, Mary McGrath. The station is located at 777 South Main St., Milpitas, California.

Bill Weisgerber, Fire Chief, opens the dedication, welcoming the Joseph Smith family seated in front of him, the City Council members, Mayor Henry Manayan and County Supervisor Pete McHugh to his right, and Fire Department managers from all over Santa Clara County.

The widow and family of Milpitas’ first Fire Chief, Joseph R. Smith, admire the plaque unveiled by Mayor Henry Manayan.

Boy Scout Troop 164 performed the flag ceremony

What fire station would be complete without a shiny, brass pole to slide down?

Architect Mary McGrath, RRM Design Group

Emergency truck 1

Urban Search and Rescue Truck. We are prepared in case of a car accident with a trapped victim or something as major as a building collapse in an earthquake.

Ladder truck (and Scott Zeise, youth commissioner)

The kitchen has an appropriate cookie jar.

Scott Zeise, Youth Advisory commissioner, gets a tour from Chief Lee of the huge kitchen.

If this was all that a fire crew had to do, lounge in chairs and watch wide-screen tv, then Scott might consider the job.

Hat from show “Emergency” which gave a big boost to the paramedic profession.

Scott Zeise, Youth Advisory commissioner, poses with Fire Chief Bill Weisgerber. I need to get names of the gentlemen on the right and left.

Battalion Chief and Police Chief in one of the new offices.

The ribbon was cut by all 5 politicians: Jose Esteves, Trish Dixon, Henry Manayan, Jim Lawson, & Bob Livengood.

Mayor Henry Manayan

County Supervisor, and former mayor, Pete McHugh

Council member, Bob Livengood

Council member, Trish Dixon

Council member, Jose Esteves

Firefighters looked on.

Another view of the Fire Pole.

Everyone got a chance to sit and eat.


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