Historic firehouse in Michigan returns to use for firefighters for three days

  • Source: WJBK-TV FOX 2 Detroit
  • Published: 05/09/2023 12:00 AM

VIDEO: Firefighters in Ypsilanti are making a brief move back into their old firehouse that's since become a museum to celebrate the historic building and city's 200th birthday. The Michigan Firehouse Museum is opening doors up again for firefighters for a limited time. Originally built in 1898, the Ypsilanti Firehouse was closed and later revitalized as a museum. Now, the unique building is returning to its roots - for three days. To celebrate that rich history, plus the city's 200th birthday - for the next few days, firefighters will be bunking together on the second floor like old times complete with that old fire pole. "I was actually fortunate to work with firefighters that actually worked out of this building - and learned the history of the building - so for us, the opportunity to come back here is just great," Ypsilanti Fire Chief Ken Hobbs said. It's been more than 50 years since it was a working firehouse and, for the past 25, it's been home to the Michigan Firehouse Museum.


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