Issue 23 and Volume 79.

OF INTEREST TO VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENTS Designing the Village Fire Station The erection of a fire station for the use of a volunteer fire department brings forth problems not encountered in the design and erection of stations for the larger fire department. In the larger cities, the station may be likened to a place of employment where the paid firemen are stationed while serving their employer—the city. In the small municipality or village, the fire station, in order to attract and hold the young men of the place, it must be a place where the men can meet in the evenings—a place where social gatherings may be held—in other words the building must be a club house. Therefore while a fire station constructed in the larger cities may serve as a model in planning a fire building for the village, its design should not be followed too religiously as the…

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