It’s not uncommon to see fire stations in our #ThursdayDoors posts. On those, I’ve been commenting about how I likely wouldn’t get any photos with amazing doors or architecture, which is to say, there aren’t many historical firehouses here.
We’ve got this thing about tearing things down and rebuilding, which, generally, I loath. I will likely write a rant about it sometime. But! When it comes to firehouses, surely newer and bigger is better.
We’re talking about buildings that house some of our communities’ most essential helpers and their equipment.
They not only put out fires, but they provide the bulk of our emergency services. If you’re American and you call 911 for a medical emergency, it’s the fire department EMS that arrives on the scene first. Maybe not every single time, but mostly.
I think we can all agree, we don’t want our local heroes all crammed into an old building that makes for charming and interesting photos, but may not always be the safest, most efficient structure.
While it’d be nice to have large, grand old fire stations, I guess here we used to build our fire stations pretty small — I might show you one or two of the old ones on another day.
So — here are my local-est firehouses and their all-important doors.
Did you know that fire stations have their own webpages?!? I didn’t either, but if you click the station numbers above the pictures, it’ll take you to their pages (and professional photographs that were taken on beautiful sunny days.)
#ThursdayDoors is part of an inspired post series run by Norm Frampton. To view other interesting doors, click the link and see what others are posting today.