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    I would guess this has been discussed before but I wonder where the oldest in-service Engine house exists. Engine 18's quarters in Detroit, Michigan was built in 1892 & still houses an engine company & an EMS rig. Engine 18 Detroit
    Who has the oldest in-service fire apparatus???

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    Smile California or Maryland ?? ...

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    St Paul, Mn:

    Engine Co 7 1885, same house (motorized in 1923)
    Engine Co 10 1890, same house now an engine/medic combo
    Many more built in the early 1900's.
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    You both already beat mine but I will mention it anyway. Our Engine Co.5 runs out of a station built in 1911. The stable is now the kitchen and the hay loft is now a weight room.
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    DCFD Engine Company 22/Truck Company 11.

    Organized in 1880's. Still in the original house.

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    Our Station 12 is reported to have been built sometime in the late 1880's. Nobody really knows for sure, but there are some type of water system plans around that time that make reference to the firehouse. By the way, it's still an active house with almost 2000 runs a year.
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    The Laurel/Rex firehouse in York, PA is the oldest continually active firehouse in the US I believe.....from the 1790's!!!!!!!!
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    Engine Company 5's Quarters. Opened in 1884. Still in use today. Visit Engine Company 5's Quarters at the Official Bayonne Fire Department Website
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    Haddon Fire Company No.1 Station in which we are housing built in 1954 on the same site as the first station which also housed the town hall and library department has been in operation since March 8, 1764




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    Hmmmm...oldest hose...we had some 2 1/2 we bought new in '81...what? Oh, fire house ? Never mind.
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    EastKY... I'm a KY boy myself now living in South Carolina. The next time you get to Louisville, check out the house downtown that I believe Engine 7 lives in on south 6th St. It's the oldest house in Louisville, and according to the guys there, one of the oldest in the country. It was built in the late 1800's and is a very cool old house. The crew there is very cordial and will be willing to give you a look around.
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