300 Woodland Ave.

Opened: 1905

Neighborhoods served:

  • Chevy Chase
  • Cooperstown
  • Hollywood
  • Eastern UK campus
  • Mt. Vernon
  • Bell Court
  • Montclair
  • Ashland Park
  • parts of downtown


Only slightly younger than Fire Station #4, Station #5 opened in 1905. It too, was originally designed for horse-drawn apparatus and if you check the attic you may find some remnants of the grain that was stored there for the LFD’s horses. In 2005 the station celebrated its centennial anniversary with an old-fashioned block party. Honorary Battalion Chief Don Ridley, answered the 8 p.m. test at Station #5 nearly every night from 1965 to 2005.