Goleta, CA 93117
Station 14 services the area South of Los Padres National Forest, North of Hollister Avenue, East of Glen Annie Road and West of Fairview Avenue.
Fire Station 14 is staffed with 3 personnel; one Captain, one Engineer and one Firefighter. It is an Advanced Life Support (ALS) paramedic staffed station.
Due to the jobs created by the aerospace industry, the Cold War, and the University of California at Santa Barbara, the population of the Goleta Valley had tripled in the 1960s, from 20,000 to over 60,000. With that growth, the stage was set for an unprecedented housing boom, which required increased fire protection.
Then County Fire Chief Victor Mohr realized that as the Goleta Valley was becoming more urbanized, there was a real and future need for an additional fire station to serve Goleta residents who lived North of the US 101 freeway.
On November 7th, 1967 the County purchased about 5 acres of property which now includes the historic Stowe House, some adjacent park land, and the Goleta Railroad Museum. The Fire Department budget paid about half in order to acquire space for the new fire station.
On June 9th 1969, a contract was awarded to C.W. Cook and Co. for $65,900.00 for construction. Construction was completed and on July 13th 1970, the station was occupied.
With orchards across the street and the adjacent park, railroad museum, Lake Los Carneros, and Stowe House nearby, Station 14 is a popular stop for families and still retains its rural heritage feel to this day.