Kansas City Kansas Fire Department – Station 3

Station 3 is located just north of Kansas Ave. and east of S 5th St. The station faces south.

Station History

"The City of Armourdale was established in 1882. Their economy was made up of mostly rail yards, pack-houses and grain mills. Armourdale consolidated with Kansas City, KS and the city of Wyandotte in 1886. It wasn't until 1890 that the first fire station was built in the Armourdale community. The two story, two-bay station was the first of its kind in Kansas City, KS. The station was in service until 1951. The city had already planned on building a new station by 1950, but the old Station 3 was condemned by the state fire marshal as being unfit for living. The new station was opened in the summer of 1951 along with two other stations (Station 2 in the French Quarters and Station 7 in Argentine). The three stations opened just in time for the 1951 flood and all three had to be abandoned. After the waters receded, the stations were hosed out and dried and then put back into service. The process did not take long because of the design of the stations. They are made of brick, stone and concrete, so there was no sheet rock that needed to be replaced. Station 3 has been in continuous service since."
- Provided by Historical Society of the Kansas City Kansas Fire Department


Quint 3

2018 Pierce Dash 75'
GPM: 1,500
Gallons: 350
Serial #: 32003

HazMat 3

2006 Freightliner M2/E-One
Serial #: 129722

Former Pumper 3

1937 American LaFrance 412 CB
GPM: 1,250
Gallons: 100
Serial #: Unknown
*This Pumper has been restored and is located at Reliance Fire Museum (Estes Park, CO)

Former Ladder 3

1947 American LaFrance 600 Series Unknown Length
Serial #: Unknown

Former Pumper 3

1965 Seagrave
GPM: 1,000
Gallons: 300
Serial #: Unknown

Former Pumper 3

1984 Pierce Arrow
GPM: 1,250
Gallons: 500
Serial #: E-2182-01

Former HazMat 3

1987 Ford C/E-One
GPM: 0
Gallons: 0
Serial #: Unknown

Former Quint 3

2006 Seagrave TR44DA 75'
GPM: 1,250
Gallons: 400
Serial #: 85106
Ex: KCKFD Quint 6