Engine Company 19 was occupied on May 9, 1989 in the Stumpy Lake area of the city. The first engine was an E-One pumper formally Engine 18. In 1991 Company 19 took possession of a 1991 KME telesquirt. This was in service until 2002 with the delivery of an American LaFrance telesquirt. Company 19 also houses one of the city’s reserve engines. The first captains at Engine 19 were Dan Fentress-A shift, Billy Smith-B shift, and George Hughes, Sr. –C shift. 12 personnel are assigned to Company 19. Company 19 is affectionately known as the Devil’s Den. This is due to the Salem High Sun Devil’s at our back door.
In 2009, the station went through a 15 month renovation with all new living and sleeping areas, new roof and outer brick work. This area is also known as the land of a thousand courts due to all the residential courts in our first due area. The station has only been here a short time, but has a lot of call volume being the fourth busiest engine company on any given month.