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Sylvania Township's Fire Station No. 1

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Chief Jeff Kowalski and Deputy Chief Michael Ramm in the dorm room of the station.

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Eighty years of changes in telephone wiring is a part of the history of the station.

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The stairs leading from the sleeping quarters to the first floor and the fire trucks. The ceiling was low, so part was painted red in hopes that firefighters notice it, even though they may have been running down the stairs in the middle of the night to answer a call.

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This door is an example of the high quality of work by the original volunteer firefighters who had built the Station No. 1 80 years ago.

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The kitchen in the basement was used as an area to relax after a run, as well as for pancake breakfasts and other fund-raising activities.

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Firefighters painted their names and start dates on the wall before moving to their temporary headquarters.

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Fire trucks were housed in three bays at the station. None of the bays had ceilings high enough to store the ladder truck the department has now. An additional bay was added to the south side of the station for that vehicle.

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