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Fire Station No. 1 open house in Sylvania

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Maintaining a firefighter tradition, a truck is pushed into Fire Station 1 in Sylvania to mark its opening. From left: Sylvania Township Deputy Chief Mike Froelich, Chief Jeff Kowalski, Deputy Chief Mike Ramm, and firefighter Todd Walters. Driving is firefighter Mike Sobb.

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Sylvania Township Fire Department deputy chief Mike Ramm, left, gives a tour of the facility. This room is a persona locker room for the firefighters to maintain a second set on firefighting clothes. Listening are Sandi Konz, second from left, and her grandchildren, siblings Taylor Weldele, 7, and Max Weldele, 4. At right is Dan Gustafson. All live in Sylvania.

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Sylvania Township's Fire Station No. 1 hosted an open house to celebrate the recently opened facility.

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Sliding down the pole is safer than running down a flight of steps to answer an emergency call, firefighters say, but there is a proper technique to making the slide.

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Sliding down the pole is safer than running down a flight of steps to answer an emergency call, firefighters say, but there is a proper technique to making the slide.

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Sylvania Township Fire Department deputy chief Michael Ramm, right, explains to visitors that the table was made from a section of the hardwood floor of the previous station no. 1 by firefighter Jeremy Gillen. A "1" is inlaid in the center of the table.

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One of the end tables made from a section of the hardwood floor of the previous fire station station.

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Deputy Chief Mike Froelich, left, explains the climate-controlled gear room to former Sylvania Township trustee Bruce Wharram and his wife, Mary, during Sunday’s open house.

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Sliding down the pole is safer than running down a flight of steps to answer an emergency call, firefighters say, but there is a proper technique to making the slide.

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Sylvania Township Fire Department deputy chief Michael Ramm during the open house.

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