|Fire Station 1 was built and opened in 1973. This station protects the downtown area of Owensboro in their still run. Engine 1, Ladder 1, Rescue 1 and Boat 31. The Assistant Chief are housed at this station along with a reserve engine, hazmat response trailer, and the technical rescue trailer. This firehouse also is the location of the fire chief’s office, fire inspection/prevention bureau and training bureau.