Melrose is a city of approximately 27,100 people, located 6 miles north of Boston and is bordered by Stoneham, Wakefield, Saugus and Malden. The Melrose Fire Department is a career department and operates 2 engines, 1 ladder, 1 Brush Unit and 1 Ambulance out of 3 stations. Melrose also has a spare engine, ladder and ambulance. Headquarters is located at 576 Main St. and houses Ladder 1, Rescue 1, spare Rescue 2, Spare Engine 4 and Engine 5 (brush unit). Station 2 located at 220 Tremont St. and houses Engine 2 and spare Ladder 2. Station 3 is located at 376 East Foster St. and houses Engine 3.