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Why is a firehouse called a firehouse?

Started this discussion. Last reply by ashfire Apr 8, 2019. 2 Replies

I've been having a discussion/argument with my Assistant Chief about this. I'm wanting to know your reasons (other than "we've always called it that") as to why the fire station is more than that.…Continue


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ashfire replied to Chris Kennedy's discussion Why is a firehouse called a firehouse?
"How about the word warehouse where wares are stored or maybe where wares are sold.  I have also heard of people using the word barn as in Fire Barn for storage of fire equipment."
Apr 8, 2019

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At 2:00am on July 3, 2010, Leo Cartwright said…
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Welcome to Firefighter Nation. Hope to hear from you on this site and while you're at it, I hope you find your way over to Firehouse Zen, where you can learn more about vision and change in the fire service. Stay safe- Mick
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Hi Geary, welcome to FFN! Come and spend some time with us in the forums!
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