Battle Mountain Fire Station 61
The Battle Mountain Fire Station is located at the Battle Mountain District Office in Battle Mountain, Nevada. There is one Fire Operations Supervisor (FOS), two Type 4 heavy fire engines, a Water Tender and a Type 2 Fire Dozer permanently stationed at this station. Both engines have 3 man crews with a captain, engineer and seasonal staffing them. There also is a district Fire Cache for support to incidents on the district. The District Fuels and Prevention Program are also based out of this station with heavy involvement in suppression during the summer months. Due to its proximity, Station 61 resources work frequently with local VFD resources and other federal and state resources around Northern Nevada. The Battle Mountain Station initial response area includes about 3 million acres of public lands within the District, plus portions of both the Winnemucca and Elko District Offices.
Eureka Fire Station 63
Eureka Fire Station is managed by the Battle Mountain District Office and is 140 miles southeast of district office in Battle Mountain. Eureka Station is located right on Highway 50 just west of the historic town of Eureka, NV. The Eureka station resources are supervised by a Fire Operations Supervisor (FOS) based out of Eureka. Eureka station houses two Type 4 Heavy Fire Engines with a crew of 4 on each and a Type 6 Engine with a crew of 3. Station 63 dispatching is coordinated through the Desert Basin Interagency Dispatch Center in Winnemucca, Nevada. The station also provides support for the Eureka SEAT Base, located at the Eureka Airport. They work closely with the Local Volunteer Fire Departments and Nevada Department of Forestry resources in Lander, Eureka, and Nye Counties. The Eureka fire response area is extremely large and contains a variety of fuel types. Wildland fire crews could find themselves working in the valleys with grass/shrub lands or over-looking those valleys atop the vertical mountains with a Pinyon Pine/Juniper woodland forest.