Oldest Mich. fire department aims for Guinness World Record

The Manistee Fire Department applied to be recognized as the “Oldest Continuously Manned Fire Station” in the world

By FireRescue1 Staff

MANISTEE COUNTY, Mich. — The oldest operating fire department in Michigan is trying to be recognized in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Up North Live reported that the Manistee Fire Department, which has been in operation since 1888, recently applied to go into the Guinness Book of World Records as the “Oldest Continuously Manned Fire Station” in the world.

The department submitted over 60 pages of documents to Guinness after spending months researching historical facts.

“We wanted to start from the standpoint of paying tribute to the guys that came before to the service they provided to the community in recognition of that service and in recognition that the structure is still intact and how everyone down through the years have preserved the heritage and the ability to serve the community,” firefighter Fred LaPoint said.

LaPoint said it could take up to 15 weeks to hear a decision from Guinness.



Posted by Fred LaPoint on Wednesday, 13 September 2017


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