a blog supplementing the Images of America book from Arcadia Publishing
Back in the 1950s we often would visit the fire station on Saturdays. We were allowed to slide down the pole and help wash the trucks. Wheels were our specialty. Do they even have a pole now and would sliding even be allowed?
I remember attending a birthday party at the Main Street fire station in the 1960s. We were allowed pretty much free reign of the place. Wearing the gear, climbing on the rigs, pushing buttons, flipping switches, etc.. Pretty much a dream come true for 8 year old boys. Disneyland had nothing on that place for us.