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Oldest operating fire station in Fort Worth turns 95

Posted May 17, 2018

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Station 18 is one of the oldest buildings in Arlington Heights.

Celebrate the history behind the 95-year-old Fort Worth Fire Station 18 from 4-7 p.m. May 20 at 1908 Carleton St.

Activities include a fire safety house and fire safety clowns, fire equipment displays, a bounce house, face painting, historic photographs and music. Birthday cake will be served.

Station 18 is the oldest operating fire station in Fort Worth. It was constructed in 1923 for $18,000. Although it was extensively remodeled in 1986, the exterior retains the look of the original building. The station originally housed both an engine and a ladder truck.

In 2011, Engine 18 was renamed “USS Fort Worth” in honor of the newly-christened U.S. Navy ship of the same name.

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