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Well sh*t just got real
Helping with Make A Wish Foundation at Macy’s at Castleton Square Mall
Some old studs
Well it was definitely a very tough sad day but it was also a very special day to see everyone come together for the farewell ceremony for the fire buffs. To see a lot of the retirees that help lay foundation for the Carmel Fire Department or to see the spouses of the retirees that have past or to see the children of the retirees come out to support and share in all the memories means the world to me and made it a little easier today. Thanks again for everyone that was able to make it today.
Well it’s with deep sadness that I need to post this. The fire museum will be torn down in the near future. Long history with my family. It’s very tough. Please read the following message and join us on Saturday
if you can. Thanks for everyone’s support over the years. Thanks for the memories
Carmel Fire Buffs Museum to get upgrade, facelift
as part of new Fire Department project
Carmel, IN – The City of Carmel and Clay Township are moving forward on a project to build a new fire administration building and museum in the Carmel Arts & Design District, which means the Carmel Fire Buffs Museum – where historically significant artifacts are kept and displayed for visitors – will be getting a much-needed upgrade and facelift to serve future generations of visitors. The Carmel Fire Department headquarters will actually be returning to the site of its original location, 210 Veterans Way, where the Fire Buffs Museum currently stands. Meanwhile, Station 41 at Civic Square will be remodeled to provide more room and updated amenities for firefighters.
City and Township officials, along with project designers and architects, sought the best way to honor the history of the Fire Buffs Museum while also building a new, world-class museum and CFD administrative offices. The Fire Buffs Museum has worked hard to help preserve Carmel Fire Department history through memorabilia, documents and apparatus and the original intent was to build around the current Fire Buffs building. But after extensive research, discussion and examination of the building, it is not feasible to save the current building and maintain a safe environment for the museum.
The building was built in 1950 by Fire Department volunteers. Among the complications impacting the decision to replace the building:
>>> There are no construction plans in existence for this building.
>>> The primary building material is cinder block which has not withstood the weather and elements requiring annual replacement of the mortar.
>>> The concrete blocks themselves are spalling and coming apart.
>>> The center core of the building is not handicapped accessible and is not large enough for the future museum.
Carmel Fire Chief Dave Haboush said he is sad to see the old building go because it means so much to many retired and current firefighters and their families. But he vowed that construction crews will be closely documenting the exact dimensions and layout of each of the rooms (office, bunk room, kitchen and day room) in order to re-create the spaces as part of the new museum display.
The Buffs building will have a special contractor selected to deconstruct the building in order to salvage as much of the front (east wall) of the current Buffs building as possible. The lime stone and bricks will be reused as a part of the new building facade. The antenna sitting on the current Buffs building will be removed, stored and repositioned upon the new museum building.
“We worked very hard to come up with a workable solution in order to maintain all or a part of the building as it currently sits but this was not feasible when taking all aspects of this project into consideration,” said Haboush. “I have met with many stakeholders in this project and while we all are sad, we agree rebuilding the Buffs station is the best way to move forward.”
The Carmel Fire Department is giving the community an opportunity to tour and spend some time inside the Buffs building during one last open house on Saturday, October 26 from noon-3 p.m. Please stop by and walk through the building. While you are there, please bring your fondest memories of this building as the department will be recording stories as a part of a living history project for future use inside the museum. At 1 p.m. anyone who worked for the fire department or is a family member can gather for a group photo at the open house.
Little roof repair for temporary storage for Carmel Fire Buffs Museum . Big thanks to St Vincent for allowing us to use this building @carmel_fire_department @carmel_iaff_l4444
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2 bus loads up from jeffersonville to see Carmel Fire Buffs Museum. Very hot out there but believe they all enjoyed the tour. Thanks for including us and visiting our museum. Please come back anytime — at Carmel Fire Buffs Museum.
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After 2 years got the REO running. Couldn’t be prouder of my dad for getting it done. Jim Martin
Santa stopped by and took over Carmel Fire Station 41. Santa's advice, stay off the naughty list by liking our page and share this post!
Special thanks to Santa, the City of Carmel, Carmelchristkindlmarkt, Carmel Police Department, Meg and Brad Osborne, Engineer Ricky Martin, Engine 343, Station 41 B crew, Video Impact Productions, and our PIO division for making this video possible. Also thanks for the idea from several other fire departments across the nation that have done variations of this video.
Retired Carmel firefighter locates old fire truck, plans to restore it
CARMEL, Ind. - "We're just preserving part of our history,” said retired Carmel Fire Department Battalion Chief Gary Dufek as he stood inside the "Carmel Fire Buffs Musuem," located inside the former department headquarters. The space is filled with restored fire engines and old tools. "I walk in ...
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Work has begun on this piece of Carmel history. We hope through donations we can continue to restore this truck to showroom condition. Info to donate is in the video.
Getting new concrete apron in front and stamped walk way done by Mattingly concrete.
Getting new furnace n a/c for for kitchen n bedroom
More to come.
Thanks to Bill Kehl for rebuilding new ignition box for the 1920 Dennis fire truck
Doing photo shoot for a magazine layout. Vintage Fire Truck & Equipment
Driving in parade celebrating Carmel high school girls swimming state championship 30 years in a row
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