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    I know that FDNY is the worlds largest fire department, but does anyone know where the largest fire "STATION" in the world is, or even the largest STATION in the US?

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    FDNY is not the worlds largest Department. I believe if you check, you will find that the Tokyo, Japan Fire Department is the worlds largest department.
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    • #3
      I think some further definition is required by "largest fire station".

      Largest by....

      ... most rigs?
      ... most bays?
      ... most square footage overall?
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      • #4
        My guess would be somewhere on the west coast... they have TONS of money out there! LOL
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        • #5
          Originally posted by TWP1980 View Post
          I know that FDNY is the worlds largest fire department, but does anyone know where the largest fire "STATION" in the world is, or even the largest STATION in the US?


          Just wondering why you would ask this question???


          Whats you game???

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          • #6
            Originally posted by TWP1980 View Post
            I know that FDNY is the worlds largest fire department, but does anyone know where the largest fire "STATION" in the world is, or even the largest STATION in the US?


            Just wondering why you would ask this question???


            Whats your game???

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            • #7
              I'm curious as to how you define Worlds Largest Fire Department too. Number of members, number of vehicles, number of stations?

              Is this an exercise in "Mine's bigger than yours"? Or just for fun and curiosity?
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              • #8
                I don't know the answer, but I found the world's largest cement sheep.

                http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Merino

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by malana1 View Post
                  I don't know the answer, but I found the world's largest cement sheep.

                  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Merino
                  I am not sure that is helping...

                  I searched around and cant find any answer! You think it would be easy to find but I guess not.

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                  • #10
                    Largest Fire Dept.

                    Haven't confirmed it yet..... I was told by our Training Chief that CalFire is the largest Fire Dept. in the U.S. Not really sure, but it would make sense. I would think U.S.F.S. would be close also, but I guess it's not so.
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                    • #11
                      largest fire dept

                      Originally posted by TWP1980 View Post
                      I know that FDNY is the worlds largest fire department, but does anyone know where the largest fire "STATION" in the world is, or even the largest STATION in the US?
                      I think that the Austraila has the largest fire dept. The entire continent is protected be one fire dept.

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                      • #12
                        Sorry So Long

                        Everyone sorry it took me so long to reply it's not telling me when people send a reply. I guess what I mean by largest FIRE STATION, is a 3 fold questions:

                        1. How many square feet?
                        2. How many apparatus"
                        3 my main point how many bays?

                        There has to be some FD out there with some out landishly large station, bays, and apparatus all wrapped in one. The reason I ask, is due to plain curiousity. I've always wanted to know and I would love to go and see it.

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                        • #13
                          Back in 1987 I was in Innsbrook, Austria and their headquarters had somewhere near 10 bays and staff to man most of it. The station had a laundry, sewing room (back then they made their own uniforms) shops and of course living quarters as well as a drill site.
                          The satilite stations were all volunteer and most of the full timers were here.
                          Don't know if that was the largest but, it was rather impressive.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by hendriks View Post
                            I think that the Austraila has the largest fire dept. The entire continent is protected be one fire dept.
                            Sorry mate, not so. Each State and Territory runs things it's own way, the only thing that's nationawide is the training concept. And even that training gets local variations.

                            An example? My State has three main fire authorities. One predominantly structural, one structural and wildfire and one wildfire only. Plus we have some federal fire stations at major airports. We have privately run contractors on the armed forces bases. We have privately run (but under the control of one of the major authorities) forestry brigades on the larger timber plantations. And maybe some others.

                            The largest (by number of engine bays) fire station in Australia? No idea. MFESB Station 1 (Eastern Hill) in Melbourne is probably the largest in Victoria, I think it has about 8 bays across the front but I could be wrong!
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                            • #15
                              Not sure, but of all the ones I have been to and seen this one is pretty large..







                              And one from my area maybe one of the smallest...(its not used anymore).

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