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  • Fire Station, Fire House, Fire Hall ???

    What do you refer to your "place" as ? The firehouse, fire station or fire hall ? Hear it called all three in different places.....just wondering what term you use and if one term is more common in certain areas of the country ?

  • #2
    Around here it is station (Midwest). I think its like pop, soda, and "coke", just different strokes for different folks.

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    • #3
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      Last edited by ColoradoDave; 02-13-2013, 01:03 PM.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by CGITCH View Post
        Around here it is station (Midwest). I think its like pop, soda, and "coke", just different strokes for different folks.
        I thought around you they call them "Fire Halls"...

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ColoradoDave View Post
          Station to people out side the service and house inside. Not sure why but do.
          That's strange. I always call them "stations" while my non-firefighting family calls them "Fire Houses"...

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          • #6
            Station. It just doesn't give off that "firehouse" vibe, so it's the fire station.
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            • #7
              Yes.

              As an aside - we have a separate building we use for fundraising, renting out, etc. When it first opened it was the "Firemen's Hall." That became politically incorrect eventually, so it was shortened to "Fire Hall."

              We've found, however, that some people won't have their event (especially wedding receptions) in a "Fire Hall." Not sure why, maybe it's that 'white trash' association.

              Never mind that it's the equal of most facilities where people would have such events, even better than some.

              So whenever I publicize an event, I use the term "Social Hall."

              So's not to confuse the building with the fire barn...
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              • #8
                Firehouses.

                Also, we refer to specific stations with the company number...."I got detailed to 50's last night."

                "We covered up at 25's."

                "We have to get fuel over at 3 Truck."
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by FireRescue61 View Post
                  I thought around you they call them "Fire Halls"...
                  Nope...house gets used more than hall. I sometimes refer to career department "places of apparatus storage and bunking facilities" as houses. No hall is really used.

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                  • #10
                    Depends on the person, place, time...

                    At work, it's the station. Never heard it called anything else.

                    At the VFD, "station" and "firehouse" are used interchangeably.
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                    • #11
                      semantics

                      Here in Idaho it's Fire Station...In Plains, Montana where I was there on a Wildland Fire they call them Fire Halls. They are all Volunteer and the term "Fire Hall" reflects a term as they use it as a meeting hall also.
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                      • #12
                        some of people still call it the fire garage..........
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                        • #13
                          Back where I came from some of the guys called it station 1, station 2, etc., some of us, myself included, called it 1 house, 2 house, etc. Don't recall anyone ever calling any of them fire hall though.

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                          • #14
                            Offically we use the company name.

                            ex. when answering the phone. We say Good Morrning Quint 21.

                            To the guys we use the number.

                            ex. I worked over at 23 the other day. or I got transffered to 5 last day.

                            Other than that I use firehouse. Stations are were buses and train load and unload people.

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                            • #15
                              "ENGINGE HOUSE"....or "The 1's, The 2's........The 28's...etc"

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