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    I would like to hear from fellow firefighters that know of any fire staions with Brass poles that are still in active service. Also where I can find pictures of them. Thanks

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    Barre City Vermont just BARELY took theirs out of service. No photos that I know of.

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    We still have a brass pole, although it is not in-service. It goes from out upstairs dormatory to the office area. If you would like, I can get a picture or two.
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    Calgary has 32 stations and I think 28 of them have active working brass poles.

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    12 out of our 49 stations still have active poles, I think they are all steel though...no brass.

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    Toledo Fire has .........I think 3 ....2 for sure that have them, Station 5 downtown/wharehouse district and station #7 In 'da hood, and maybe either 3's or 17's ............
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    Just about every NYC firehouse has them and uses them

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    The Houston Fire Department has a number of stations with brass poles still in service. Another large number have larger diameter aluminum poles. My station still has brass ones. You can see some of them on our website. Do a search for Houston Fire Department Station 68 or go www.houstonfire.com and look at the links page for the website.

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    Well since we are on the subject of Texas Galveston st. 1 has poles. Fort worth St 2 has a pole. Dallas St 11 has a pole. Austin St 4 has a pole. Bellaire in Houston area has poles. Dallas has a few others I believe. Houston has 9, 21, 22, 7, 68, 2, 19, 68, 16 and a few others. That is all that I know. chris

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    Here is a picture of an Austin Fire Dept. station with brass pole. I think this is station 18 in the mid 1960's, but not sure. Here's the
    link for the AFD history site where I got the pic if interested.
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    All 12 Stations in Syracuse have brass poles.Still use them every day.How else would you get downstairs?

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    Originally posted by Parrothead
    All 12 Stations in Syracuse have brass poles.Still use them every day.How else would you get downstairs?
    ummm, I know this might be a radically new concept, but maybe by taking the stairs? you can even take them down, as well as up (hence the term, downstairs)....
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    Stations in P.G. County with Poles:

    Station 1, Hyattsville
    Station 2 (old,) Cottage City
    Station 12, College Park
    Station 17, Boulevard Heights
    Station 25, Clinton (We have three of them )
    Station 26, District Heights
    Station 29, Silver Hill
    Station 31, Beltsville
    Station 43, Bowie


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    Two of our members hanging out by the pole, would have been a good shot but I wanted to block out their faces in case they didn't want to be posted all over the web.
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    Our new main station that is in the design phase will have a brass pole.
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    We have one, but ours is short. It leads from the hallway outside the bunkroom to the hallway that goes to the engine bay.
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    Originally posted by DrParasite:
    "ummm, I know this might be a radically new concept, but maybe by taking the stairs? you can even take them down, as well as up (hence the term, downstairs)...."

    Hmmm....I use the pole to get to the first floor. That bumpy slide you call "the stairs" is to hard on my bottom!

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    In my home county Primos-Secane-Westbrook Park Fire Co. has just completed construction of their new station with a brass pole included. The pole was imported from Germany. www.upperdarby74.com

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    All but a couple of single storey Fire Stations in London have Polehouses...the older ones have Brass poles the newer ones (Post 1960's construction) have larger alluminium poles.

    There are also a couple of very old Stations that had them removed for safety reasons...
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    Here in COlumbia, SC we have 6 stations with poles that are still in service today.

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    Last time I was there, Huntsville (AL) had a working pole at Station 1.

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    We have one at our main station. The young guys use it, the rest of us dont

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    Arrow Here are just a few...

    Here are some that have built firehouses in the past 10 years with brass or aluminum slide poles: (these don't include other houses built with them previously. Also there might be more but these are just the ones I know of off the top of my head.)

    *FDNY
    E75/L33
    *DCFD
    E-24/R-2
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    *Phoenix, AZ
    No's 1, 10 & 25.
    http://www.berniesbrass.com/fire.htm
    *San Antonio, TX
    No's 8,11 & 46
    www.sanantoniofire.com
    *Kansas City, MO
    No's Haz-Mat 71, P16/T14, P36/T15, many others planned.
    *Columbia, SC
    No's 1, 9, 12, 13 & 16
    http://www.columbiasc.net/fire/Photo_Station_08.htm
    *Indianapolis, IN
    No's 10, 13, 14, 18, 19, 29 & 31
    http://www6.indygov.org/ifd/stations.htm
    *Metro-West Fire, St Louis County, MO
    No. 1 & 4
    http://www.metrowest-fire.org/Kids.htm
    *Columbus, OH
    No. EngineHouse No. 14
    *Oakland, CA
    No. 3 and 16 (probably more)
    *San Deigo, CA
    No. 11
    *Meridian, MS
    Central Station
    *Clearwater, FL
    No. 51
    *Tiburon, CA
    No. 1
    *Decatur, IL
    No.1
    *Brownsburg, IN
    No's 1 & 2
    *Castlerock, CO
    No.1
    *Glendale, AZ
    No. 157
    (the following can be seen at www.firestationdesign.com )
    *Dougherty Regional Fire Authority Dublin, CA
    No. 1
    *Escondido, California
    No.2
    *Hayward California
    No.1
    *Milpitas, California
    No.1
    *San Luis Obispo, California
    No. 1
    *Solana Beach, California
    No. 1
    *Vernon, CA
    No. 2
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    Here is a pic of an old one.

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    Here are some in Texas.

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