GALLERY: Firehouse Kitchen Tables

Kingsport Fire (TN) Station 8

Kingsport Fire (TN) Station 8

The Firehouse Kitchen Table is one of the most used pieces of furniture in firehouses across the country. This is where crews unwind after a tough run, break bread at meal times, give reports at shift change, and solve nearly all of the worlds problems. No matter what department you are with, it’s safe to say that the kitchen table is where tears have been shed, problems have been solved, and where the fellowship takes place on a regular basis.

Firefighters from across the nation have pride in their department, their station, and many…their kitchen table. This is possibly one of the most customized pieces of furniture in the firehouse, and it seems that many of you share that pride and passion. This is the third GALLERY post on The “Model City” Firefighter within the last several weeks, and they seem to be a hit.

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The amazing thing about all of the tables that were submitted via email or on our Facebook page (link) is that not one is the same. Some of the tables are huge in size, and others are simple and crafty. As I sit here righting this article on ours, I see a store bought standard table without any customization. While we may have plans to change that, it doesn’t change the tradition and/or importance of it.

I’d like to share an excerpt of an article by Mark Gregory (FDNY) from Urban Firefighter Magazine that was posted a few years ago online: (Click here to read his full article.)

Lastly, the kitchen table has medicinal powers. Many of us have come into the firehouse feeling out of sorts. Home issues can put a strain on any one of us. Recently, my wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. I never realized the healing power and strength that one can gain hanging around that firehouse table. The stress of the situation definitely has its toll on your mental health. The support of the brothers-combined with the well wishes and offers of assistance-can raise a man from the ashes. The table humor amongst the brothers also helps to make your problems go away. Even if it is for only a 24…-Mark Gregory (Urban Firefighter Magazine)

If you would like to show off your table that isn’t pictured below, hit us up on Facebook (link) or email us at admin@modelcityfirefighter.com.

Nashville Fire (TN) Station 9

Nashville Fire (TN) Station 9

Lexington Fire (VA)

Lexington Fire (VA)

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Detroit Fire (MI) Engine 39

Detroit Fire (MI) Engine 39

Detroit Fire (MI) Squad 5

Detroit Fire (MI) Squad 5

Submitted by Marty Getch

Submitted by Marty Getch

Roanoke Fire (VA) Station 1

Roanoke Fire (VA) Station 1

McCutchanville FD Station 10. Evansville, Indiana

McCutchanville FD Station 10. Evansville, Indiana

Gibsonton, FL Quint 12/Rescue 12

Gibsonton, FL Quint 12/Rescue 12

Submitted by Zack Carpenter

Submitted by Zack Carpenter

Comstock Fire (MI) Submitted by Matthew Schimmel

Comstock Fire (MI) Submitted by Matthew Schimmel

Comstock Fire (MI) Submitted by Shaun Hughes (Picture 1 of 2)

Comstock Fire (MI) Submitted by Shaun Hughes (Picture 1 of 2)

Comstock Fire (MI) Submitted by Shaun Hughes (Picture 2 of 2)

Comstock Fire (MI) Submitted by Shaun Hughes (Picture 2 of 2)

Created in 2014 by FF Troy Dornack of the Hales Corners (Wisc) FD (Picture 1 of 2)

Created in 2014 by FF Troy Dornack of the Hales Corners (Wisc) FD (Picture 1 of 2)

Created in 2014 by FF Troy Dornack of the Hales Corners (Wisc) FD (Picture 2 of 2)

Created in 2014 by FF Troy Dornack of the Hales Corners (Wisc) FD (Picture 2 of 2)

City of Fort Walton Beach Florida - Fire station 7

City of Fort Walton Beach Florida – Fire station 7

City of Fort Walton Beach Florida - Fire station 6 (houses T6, R6, BC6)

City of Fort Walton Beach Florida – Fire station 6 (houses T6, R6, BC6)

Ypsilanti City Michigan Made by Nathan Darling of Indy Wood Worx.  The middle circle is a lazy susan. (Picture 1 of 2)

Ypsilanti City Michigan
Made by Nathan Darling of Indy Wood Worx.
The middle circle is a lazy susan. (Picture 1 of 2)

Ypsilanti City Michigan Made by Nathan Darling of Indy Wood Worx.  The middle circle is a lazy susan. (Picture 2 of 2)

Ypsilanti City Michigan
Made by Nathan Darling of Indy Wood Worx.
The middle circle is a lazy susan. (Picture 2 of 2)

Fairfield Twp. Butler Co., OH. Station 212, House on the Hill. (Picture 1 of 2)

Fairfield Twp. Butler Co., OH. Station 212, House on the Hill. (Picture 1 of 2)

Fairfield Twp. Butler Co., OH. Station 212, House on the Hill. (Picture 2 of 2)

Fairfield Twp. Butler Co., OH. Station 212, House on the Hill. (Picture 2 of 2)

Roanoke Fire (VA) Station 3 (Picture 1 of 2)

Roanoke Fire (VA) Station 3 (Picture 1 of 2)

Roanoke Fire (VA) Station 3 (Picture 2 of 2)

Roanoke Fire (VA) Station 3 (Picture 2 of 2)

Pleasantville Fire Rescue, NJ Local 2616 (Picture 1 of 3)

Pleasantville Fire Rescue, NJ Local 2616
(Picture 1 of 3)

Pleasantville Fire Rescue, NJ Local 2616 (Picture 2 of 3)

Pleasantville Fire Rescue, NJ Local 2616
(Picture 2 of 3)

Pleasantville Fire Rescue, NJ Local 2616 (Picture 3 of 3)

Pleasantville Fire Rescue, NJ Local 2616
(Picture 3 of 3)

Kentland VFD (MD) (Picture 1 of 2)

Kentland VFD (MD) (Picture 1 of 2)

Kentland Volunteer Fire (MD) (Picture 2 of 2)

Kentland Volunteer Fire (MD) (Picture 2 of 2)

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Built by our Third Platoon Station 1 guys. St Matthews Fire is located in Louisville, KY (Picture 1 of 2)

Built by our Third Platoon Station 1 guys. St Matthews Fire is located in Louisville, KY (Picture 1 of 2)

Built by our Third Platoon Station 1 guys. St Matthews Fire is located in Louisville, KY (Picture 2 of 2)

Built by our Third Platoon Station 1 guys. St Matthews Fire is located in Louisville, KY (Picture 2 of 2)

Re-purposed bowling lane. Trimmed in oak, stained, decaled, and polyeurothane sealed. Leon Valley TX FD....Station 1. (Picture 1 of 2)

Re-purposed bowling lane. Trimmed in oak, stained, decaled, and polyeurothane sealed. Leon Valley TX FD….Station 1. (Picture 1 of 2)

Re-purposed bowling lane. Trimmed in oak, stained, decaled, and polyeurothane sealed. Leon Valley TX FD....Station 1. (Picture 2 of 2)

Re-purposed bowling lane. Trimmed in oak, stained, decaled, and polyeurothane sealed. Leon Valley TX FD….Station 1. (Picture 2 of 2)

Atlantic Beach Fire Department, Atlantic Beach N.C.  (Picture 1 of 2)

Atlantic Beach Fire Department, Atlantic Beach N.C. (Picture 1 of 2)

Atlantic Beach Fire Department, Atlantic Beach N.C.  (Picture 2 of 2)

Atlantic Beach Fire Department, Atlantic Beach N.C. (Picture 2 of 2)

East Haven Fire

East Haven Fire

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Henrico Fire (VA) Station 1

Henrico Fire (VA) Station 1

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