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Who Has The Oldest Firehouse?

The Key is "Continuous Service"

OUR FRIENDS IN MANISTEE, MICHIGAN, have a challenge out to see if anyone works in a fire station that is older than theirs and has been in continuous service since it was built.  They are certain that theirs is the oldest in the state of Michigan, but want to know how they rank nationally.

The Manistee fire station was built in 1888 and has been operated by the FD for the entire 125 years since then.  The department was organized in 1869.

Firegeezer believes that there are older firehouses in some of the large cities in the East, but they have not been continuously in operation all that time.

So, what do you think?  Got any nominations for #1?  If so, post them in the Comments or send us an email with the particulars.

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