6901 Frey Way
Goleta, CA 93117
(Behind Home Depot)
Station 11 services the City of Goleta, West of Los Carneros Road, North of El Colegio Road, and the unincorporated areas of Santa Barbara County North and West of the City of Goleta.
Fire Station 11 has six personnel on duty. One Captain, one Engineer, and one Firefighter are assigned to Ladder Truck 11 and one Captain, one Engineer, and one firefighter/paramedic are assigned to Engine 11. Since Station 11 is also a Water Rescue Station two of the responding Firefighters may be assigned to the rescue water craft. Station 11 is also the home to the Urban Search And Rescue (USAR) vehicle and team members. Truck 11 responds to all vehicle accidents, heavy-rescues, technical rescues, and structure fire calls in Battalion 1.
Station 11 is also home to Battalion 1. A separate building is located on the premises that serves as the Battalion 1 quarters.
In the 1960s, the population of the Goleta Valley would triple from 20,000 to over 60,000. The growth of the University of California, the City of Santa Barbara, the town of Goleta and the influx of Cold War and Space Race research and development industries set the stage for an unprecedented housing boom, all of which required increased fire protection. The Apollo Lunar Rovers were designed and built nearby. Looking toward the future, then Chief Victor Mohr and the County Board of Supervisors saw that the construction boom would continue for many years and the increased need for fire protection was quite evident.
In July of 1965, the County of Santa Barbara approved the purchase of a parcel in Western Goleta for a new Fire station that was to be located on Glen Annie Road just north of Hollister Avenue. Chief Mohr however decided a better location was needed and began to seek a site south of Hollister Avenue for his new fire station. A better location was found. The two-acre parcel was acquired and on May 15th, 1967 and construction began for the station. Station 11 was built without the traditional fire pole. Firefighters use the stairs down form their second floor dormitory. On December 4th, 1967 the Fire Station and living units were completed and Santa Barbara County Fire Department personnel moved in.