Built in 1974 by the original founders of the"Martindale Volunteer Fire Department", Station one is still used today to house the Members of Martindale Fire/Rescue. It consists of two apparatus bays and a small multi-purpose climate controlled "office" often used by the department members for training, monthly board meetings and overnight staffing when personnel is available. Due to the modern and ever-changing era of fire apparatus, and our rapidly rising call volume, Martindale Fire/Rescue has greatly outgrown its original station. In 2018 the process of building a new, state of the art, multi-bay facility to better serve the citizens of Martindale and Southern Caldwell County began.
New Station Coming Soon!
Beginning in 2018, Caldwell County ESD #3 and Martindale Fire/Rescue began the search for a plot of land suitable for the construction of an all new Fire Department Headquarters. After months of searching and negotiation, the department settled on and soon purchased an approximately 1 Acre plot of land on Highway 80, in the heart of Martindale's service district. This prime location gives the department immediate access to Highway 80, the primary transportation corridor in our nearly 30 square mile district. With a large percentage of our call volume being motor vehicle accidents, this new location will reduce response times along Highway 80 and through out the entirety of our district.
In 2022 the ESD was approved for a loan from the USDA to build the new station and is currently working with an architect to develope the contruction plans.
Ground breaking for the new station constuction is hoped to occure in the Spring of 2023!
The Fire Department and ESD are actively applying for grants and asking for donations to complete a station the members of Martindale Fire/Rescue, and the citizens of Caldwell County can be proud of and count on for many decades of service.